Kargil Vijay Diwas 2021: A tribute to the fallen heroes

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The nation today celebrates the 22nd year of the victorious Kargil War. Since time immemorial, India has been a peace-loving nation and has never started a war. Indian army consistently has defended the country from foreign powers and forfeits for the homeland. In the Kargil war, India showed its force and strength by crushing the opponent. War is never a decent choice as it generally makes major losses to either side.

July 26th is the day celebrated as the Kargil Vijay Diwas, the day India rejoices the triumph of Indian soldiers over the parasitic invasion of the Pakistani Army on Indian soil, the day of victory of good over evil.

After the Indo-Pak war of 1971, there have been numerous tactical struggles and contrasts between India and Pakistan. What’s more, the nuclear test conducted by both nations further heightened strains. To determine the distinctions and debates two nations signed The Lahore Declaration in February 1999. This agreement was endorsed to give a serene and bilateral struggle for the Kashmir conflict.

The Lahore Declaration flagged a significant leap forward in conquering the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan.

Nonetheless, the relations shivered again with the outbreak of the Kargil war in the year 1999. Pakistan continued trusting that the ideal opportunity will sneak into our boundaries, with an aim of capturing key areas in Ladakh.

In spite of the agreement, the Kargil war occurred between May 3 and July 26 of 1999 in the Kargil region of J&K. The war is believed to have been instrumented by Pakistan Army Chief General Pervez Musharraf without the knowledge of Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.

The Kargil war began with the penetration of both Pakistan’s military soldiers and terrorists into the Indian Territory, who positioned themselves in key areas which gave them a competitive edge in the time. The Indian army had the option to find the marks of attack and began the process of retaliation by launching Operation Vijay.

The Pakistani army entered the Indian side of the Line of Control and this invasion is named Operation Badr which pointed toward cutting off the connection among Kashmir and Ladakh and power the Indian army to pull out its soldiers from the Siachen Glacier. The Indian government retaliated with Operation Vijay. Furthermore, the Kargil war reached a conclusion on July 26, 1999. Along these lines, this day is commemorated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

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Since time immemorial, India has been a peace-loving nation and has never started a war.

At last, India won the war yet the triumph came at an excessive cost. Losses occurred on the two sides because of the war. On India’s side, 527 soldiers were martyred and 1363 were severely injured. On Pakistan’s side, 700 fighters were assessed to have sacrificed their lives. Pakistan kept on denying any charges of contention and asserted that India was against a go head-to-head with J&K freedom fighters. However, this load of questions of association were before long cleared when Pakistan honoured 2 of its soldiers with Nishan-E-Haider (Pakistan’s most noteworthy military honour) and 90 soldiers with Gallantry grants for their bravery and valour.

Two months of intense battling in these barren statures diminished down to periodic fire as the then Pakistan Prime Minister requested that his soldiers pull out, leaving behind an enormous number of dead bodies of Pakistani fighters. Consistent with the customs of the Indian Army and as a characteristic of regard to a brave soldier who laid his life in the war zone, the Pakistani soldiers were given a customary burial with all respect.

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