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Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023- 26th July

Published on July 27, 2023
Current Context: Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is celebrated every year on July 26 to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War in 1999. This day honours the bravery and sacrifice made by Indian soldiers during the intense war. The successful operation against Pakistan was named Operation Vijay.
Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023- 26th July
  • The armed conflict between India and Pakistan started after the Pakistani soldiers crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and entered Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir (now part of the Union Territory of Ladakh). Known as the Kargil War, it continued from May to July 1999.
  • It was on this day 24 years ago that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan’s army.
  • Since then, July 26 has been observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war. Captain Vikram Batra, Lt Manoj Kumar Pandey, Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Major Vivek Gupta and others were among the 527 brave soldiers who gave their lives for the country.
  • Several events and parades are organised on this day in honour of these soldiers. The main ceremony is at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass
  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day of pride and gratitude for every Indian citizen. It reminds us of the valour and courage of our armed forces who defended our nation’s sovereignty and integrity against all odds.


Q.1 What was the name of the operation launched by India to reclaim the lost territory in Kargil?
a. Operation Parakram
b. Operation Meghdoot
c. Operation Shakti
d. Operation Vijay
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