Pune: Army’s Southern Command Celebrates 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas

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Pune, 26 July 2022: The Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed on 26 July 2022 with great pride during a ceremony organised at the Southern Command War Memorial, Pune. The ceremony which was conducted in the morning was attended by military personnel of Pune and satellite stations. During the ceremony, tribute was paid to martyrs of Kargil War at the Southern Command War Memorial. The wreath was laid at the National War Memorial, Southern Command, Pune by Lieutenant General Arvind Walia, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Southern Command on behalf of all ranks of Southern Command.

Kargil Vijay Diwas, has been named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day India successfully reclaimed command of the high outposts which were treacherously occupied by Pakistani intruders during winter months. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days which ended on 26 July 1999 with gallant victory for India.

This day reminds us of the sacrifice of our Soldiers who fought the battle of Kargil with Pakistan on the icy heights of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. This year marks the 23rd anniversary of that grand victory. Functions are organised all over the country to commemorate the supreme sacrifice and glorious victory of the Indian Armed Forces.