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Kargil war

The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC). During the war, the Indian Army evicted Pakistani intruders and succeeded in recapturing the Tiger Hill and other posts as a part of Operation Vijay. The Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both sides with the Indian side losing nearly 490 officers, soldiers, and jawans. In order to commemorate India’s win in the war, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26.


Son of Kargil martyr to showcase collection of 50 paintings in Chandigarh this weekend

January 14, 2022 1:14 pm

Karan Bajwa, the son of a Kargil martyr, is showcasing his paintings in a maiden exhibition at the Punjab Kala Bhawan on January 15 and 16.

Shershaah: Why the story of Captain Vikram Batra has enduring appeal

September 07, 2021 9:23 am

We revisit the story of Captain Vikram Batra, and his contribution to India's victory in the Kargil conflict.

President pays tribute to Kargil heroes in Baramulla

July 27, 2021 2:42 am

President Ram Nath Kovind was accompanied by J&K's Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and General Officer Commanding (GoC) Chinar Corp Lt Gen D P Pandey. In Baramulla, Kovind was received by Maj Gen Virendar Vats, GoC Baramulla Division.

Kargil Vijay Diwas marked, Army Commander reaches out to war veterans, families

July 26, 2021 9:36 pm

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 every year as a tribute to the gallantry and valour of the military personnel who fought Pakistani troops in Ladakh’s Kargil-Drass Sector.

An Armyman’s son remembers Milkha Singh: ‘I felt like I lost my father once again’

June 21, 2021 8:38 am

As 91-year-old Milkha Singh and 85-year-old Nirmal Kaur passed away last week within days of each other, Gurbinder was recounting the personal loss for him and his family.

New book chronicles iconic artillery battles spanning four continents, 136 years

June 17, 2021 8:43 am

The book, titled With Honour and Glory: Five Great Artillery Battles is written by Major Gen A J S ‘Abdo’ Sandhu (retd) under the aegis of the United Services Institute of India’s Centre for Military History and Conflict Studies.

Company commander in Kargil war, Retd Lt Col contests and wins case against real estate firm after 19 years

June 26, 2020 10:29 am

In his complaint at the forum, Lt Col Singh said that he had booked a residential plot of 150 square yards at Shalimar Estates to be developed on Panchkula – Saha – Delhi road via Gurdwara Nada Sahib.

20 years after Kargil: 'Treated 75 injured in peak of battle, all lived to tell the tale'

August 30, 2019 9:35 am

Dr Capt Vikram Singh Grewal said that during the peak battle which lasted five days, the team had to treat and evacuate around 75 casualties, from his as well as three-four other co-located units. At least 18-20 were critical, requiring urgent surgical intervention, he said.

Kargil war: SC sets aside AFT order to 'correct' after-action report

August 24, 2019 5:35 am

It set aside an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order directing that "the facts should be correctly entered in the reports at the relevant places".

India won’t give in to pressure on national security: PM Modi

July 28, 2019 7:10 am

PM Modi said then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had foiled Pakistan’s plans for global intervention in Kashmir through its Kargil misadventure. He said Pakistan had expected that India will “protest” and “oppose”, and “the world will get scared of the tension”.


22nd Anniversary of Kargil war: India remembers brave soldiers on Vijay Diwas

July 26, 2021 1:56 pm

In 1999 on this day, the Indian armed forces defeated attempts by Pakistan to capture strategic heights in Kargil. It was named 'Operation Vijay' (victory).

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Here is how India came together to support its 1999 war heroes

July 26, 2019 8:10 am

Kargil Vijay Diwas: In 1999, Indian troops had recaptured several mountain tops overlooking the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway from Pakistani intruders. Releasing a statement in this regard, the Army said that the 20th anniversary of "Operation Vijay" will be celebrated with the theme 'Remember, Rejoice and Renew'.