Vishakhapatnam, 26 July 2020: On the occasion of 21st Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Vice Adm Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM; Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC, Police Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar Meena, GVMC Commissioner Smt G Srijana, Vice Adm VK Namballa (Retd), President Navy Foundation and Shri G Satyanand, Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer paid homage to the Veers of Kargil War in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial Visakhapatnam on 26 Jul 19.
A 50 men Guard of Honour was paraded on the occasion. The Guard performed the ‘Salami Shastra’ and Vice Adm Jain placed the floral wreath. While the bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’, a two-minute silence was observed.
The Nation remembers the supreme sacrifices of Veergati Prapt Soldiers killed during the Kargil War when India successfully recaptured the covertly occupied few outposts inside the Line of Control on this day twenty-one years ago. Ever since the victory in Operation Vijay, 26 Jul is celebrated the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ every year.
The ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial built in 1996 at RK Beach Road Visakhapatnam is a fitting tribute to mark the supreme sacrifice of our men who in the highest traditions of the Indian Armed Forces, made the supreme sacrifice during the 1971 INDO-PAK war. The memorial was upgraded from time to time. The recent additions are the National Emblem atop the memorial tower in Oct 2019 and a mural created this week depicting Missile attacks by Indian Naval Ships on the night of 04 Dec 1971 along with routing of Indian Missile Boats during 1971 War.