Kargil Vijay Diwas: Remembering the heroes of ‘Operation Vijay’

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: July 26, 2020 10:39:49 am





Nearly 490 Indian army officers, soldiers and jawans were killed during the course of the battle.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the jawans on the occasion of the 21st anniversary of the country’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war. July 26 is celebrated as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” every year to mark the successful completion of “Operation Vijay” that ended the 3-month war along the Line of Control. Nearly 490 Indian army officers, soldiers and jawans were killed during the course of the battle.

Remembering some of the Kargil heroes

Captain Anuj Nayyar

Captain Anuj Nayyar was an Indian Army officer of the 17th Battalion, Jat Regiment, who laid down his life while battling at the Tiger Hill on 7th July 1999 during the Kargil War. He was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his exemplary valour during combat operations.

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nongrum

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nongrum of the 12th Battalion, Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry, attained martyrdom on July 1st, 1999 while capturing Point 4812 during the Kargil War. He was honoured with Maha Vir Chakra for his chivalry in the combat operations.

Major Padmapani Acharya

Indian Army Major…

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