Pune: Army’s Southern Command Celebrates 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas          

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Pune, 26th July 2023: Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated on 26 July 2023 with great pride and fervor during a ceremony organised at the Southern Command War Memorial, Pune. The ceremony was attended by military personnel of Pune and veterans located in Southern Command Area of responsibility.  During the ceremony, rich tributes were paid to bravehearts of Kargil War.  The wreath was laid by Lieutenant General A K Singh, Army Commander, Headquarters Southern Command.

Kargil Vijay Diwas, has been named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this auspicious day, Indian Armed Forces successfully reclaimed the command of the high outposts which were treacherously occupied by Pakistani soldiers during winter months. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days and 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 24th anniversary of that grand victory.