A wreath laying ceremony is being organised at National War Memorial, Pune to commemorate the Kargil Diwas on 26 Jul 15. Lt Gen Ashok Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief Southern Command, will lay the wreath on behalf of all ranks of Southern Command at the memorial at 9 AM and pay tribute to the brave soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice defending the honour of the nation. The ceremony will be witnessed by military personnel, school children and veterans.
The Kargil Diwas is observed every year to celebrate the splendid victory and to honour the Kargil War heroes. On this day, 26 July 1999, Indian Defence Forces successfully evicted the intruders and took command of the high outposts of Kargil and Drass regions which had been occupied by the Pakistan Army and terrorists.