Shikhar Sammelan Kargil: Families Of Martyrs Remember Sacrifices Of War Heroes

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is being celebrated in memory of Indian soldiers successfully taking command of the high outposts captured by Pakistan during the 1999 war.

Shikhar Sammelan Kargil: Families Of Martyrs Remember Sacrifices Of War Heroes
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 26 Jul 2019 03:00 PM
Drass (J-K): India is commemorating 20 years of the Kargil War today. During ABP News' Shikhar Sammelan Kargil, families of martyrs remembered sacrifices of war heroes. While talking to ABP News, Late Captain Haneef Uddin's mother shared her last communication with the son on the phone. Late Captain Haneef Uddin was posted in the Siachen region prior to Kargil and his battalion was later deployed in Turtuk in Ladakh during the Kargil war.

Rekha, who lost her husband Late Naik Mangat Singh Bhandari in Operation Vijay during the Kargil war, said that she wants her daughter Neelam to join the Army. Neelam, who was also present at Shikhar Sammelan Kargil said that she wants to continue her fathers legacy by joining the Indian Army.


Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is being celebrated in memory of Indian soldiers successfully taking command of the high outposts captured by Pakistan during the 1999 war.

Wife of Late Lance naik Bachan Singh the 2nd Battalion of Rajputana Rifles, who was killed at Tololing, in Kargil, on the night of June 12, 1999 shared that just like the father, his son has also joined as a lieutenant in the Indian Army after passing out from the IMA, Dehradun.

In 1999, The Pakistani army was found to have intruded into the Indian territory across the Line of Control, and occupied various strategic peaks, including Tololing Heights, Tiger Hill and Point 4875 (Batra Top), overlooking the Srinagar-Leh National Highway and targeted traffic on it. The Indian Army launched 'Operation Vijay' in May 1999 and regained the territory after evicting the intruders in a fierce battle, considered the toughest in the military history of high-altitude warfare in mountainous terrain.

This year, the Defence Ministry had announced that the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas will be celebrated in Delhi and Drass (in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir) from July 25 to 27, with numerous activities planned all over the country from the first week of July.

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