Kargil Vijay Diwas: See the valor saga of brave soldiers in pictures.
23 years ago, Pakistani soldiers had made their bases by infiltrating the high hills of Kargil.
Kargil war in world history is included in the events of war fought in the highest areas of the world.
The Indian Army had launched Operation Vijay in this inaccessible area to expel Pakistani soldiers.
On 26 July 1999, the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had declared victory in this war.
Since then every year 26 July is celebrated as Vijay Diwas.
India came to know about Pakistan's infiltration in May but the enemy had made preparations several months in advance.
Taking advantage of the winter season, the Pakistani army occupied an area of 200 to 300 square kilometers.
When one day the shepherds saw that some armed men were occupying Indian posts. He informed the Indian Army.
This war started on 8 May 1999. Indian soldiers also started moving towards the heights and then Operation Vijay started.
Along with the Indian Army, the Air Force also took the lead in this war. The problem with the army was that it was at the bottom and the intruders were at the height.
Despite this, the Indian forces defeated the enemies and on July 26, 1999, hoisted the Indian tricolor in Kargil.
562 soldiers of the Indian Army were martyred. After the Kargil war, more than 600 soldiers of Pakistan were killed and more than 1500 were injured.