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Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. On this day, 26th of July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26th of July. and resulted in the loss of life on both sides, India and Pakistan. Pakistan retreated after international diplomatic pressure

Kargilmarker Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War's Heroes. In remembrance of those who defeated Pakistan in the 1999 war. This day is celebrated in the Kargil - Drasmarker sector and the national capital New Delhimarker, where the Prime Minister of India, pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gatemarker every year. Functions are also organized all over the nation to commemorate the contribution of the Armed forces


On April 6 in 1999 when the Pakistan army and the Kashmiri insurgents had captured Kargil heights. About 2,000 of them had infiltrated into the Drass Mountains from where they could direct accurate artillery fire onto up to 20 km of the national highway and cripple the Indian posts.

After the war, a few senior officials/officers were demoted, but no authority in the establishment discussed the role of officers at the top level. The first thing the army did after it routed the Pakistani army and insurgents, was to review the operation – to see what went wrong in operation ’Vijay’.

Kargil War Martyrs

In all 527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces died during the war

Captain Anuj Nayyar

Captain Amol Kalia

Captain Aditya Mishra

Captain Haneefuddin

Captain Jerry Premrajma

Captain Jintu Gogoi

Captain L Clifford Nongrum

Captain P.V.Vikram

Deputy Commander Sukhbir Singh Yadav

Driver-Soldier Gopinath Moharana

Flight Engineer Raj Kishore Sahoo

Flight Lieutanant S Muhilan

Grenadiar Amardeep

Grenadiar Bajinder Singh

Grenadiar Mohan Katha

Grenadiar Munish Kumar

Grenadiar Raj Kumar

Havaldar Abdul Karim

Havaldar Beejay Singh

Havaldar Daler Singh Bahu

Havaldar Jai Prakash Singh

Havaldar Khazan Singh

Havaldar Padam Singh Dhama

Havaldar Ram Kumar

Havaldar Sarwan Singh Se

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Havaldar Sultan Singh Narwari

sHavaldar Tan Bahadur Chhetri

Havaldar Tsweang Rigzin

Havaldar Yashvir Singh

Jawan Arvind Kumar Pandey

Lance Havaldar Ramkumar

Lance Havaldar Samandar Singh Hooda

Lance Naik Ahmed Ali

Lance Naik Balwan Singh

Lance Naik Bijender Singh

Lance Naik Eknath Khairnar

Lance Naik Gurmail Singh

Lance Naik Hera Singh

Lance Naik Keshan Singh

Lance Naik Madan Singh

Lance Naik Manas Ranjan Sahu

Lance Naik Om Prakash

Lance Naik Rakesh Chand

Lance Naik Ram Kumar Pradhan

Lance Naik Surianam Singh

Lance Naik Shankar Shinde

Lance Naik T.S.Jaswant Singh

Lieutanant Haneef Uddin

Lieutanant Neikezhakou Kengurusie

Lieutanant Sourav Kalia

Lieutanant Vijayant Thapar

Lieutanant Col R.Vishwanathan

Major Ajay Singh Jasrotia

Major Kamlesh Prasad

Major Padmapani Acharya

Major Parmanand

Major Rajesh S. Adhikari

Major Vivek Gupta

Naik Anand singh

Naik Bharat Singh

Naik Birender Singh Lamba

Naik Buta Singh

Naik Chaman Singh

Naik Dharam Singh

Naik Ganesh Prasad Yadav

Naik Guardian Mekh Bahadur Gurung

Naik Jagat Singh

Naik Kasmir Singh

Naik Krishan Pal

Naik Mangat Singh

Naik Narayana Rao Desai

Naik Nirmal Singh

Naik R. Kamaraj

Naik Raj Kumar Punia

Naik Rakesh Chand

Naik Ram Swarup

Naik Sachidananda Malik

Naik Samunder Singh

Naik Shatrughan Singh

Naik Shiv Vasayya

Naik Surendra Singh

Naik Surendra Pal

Naik Surjeet Singh

Naik Subedar Lal Chand

Naik Vikram Singh

Naik Yoginder Singh

Rifleman Ansuya Prasad Dhayani

Rifleman Bachan Singh

Rifleman Dabal Singh

Rifleman Dilwar Singh

Rifleman Jaideep Singh

Rifleman Kuldeep Singh

Rifleman Linkon Pradhan

Rifleman Mohammed Aslam

Rifleman Mohammed Farid

Rifleman Rattan Chand

Rifleman Shaukat Hussain Kalgam

Rifleman Sunil Jungt Mahat

Rifleman Varinder Lal

Rifleman Vikram Singh

Rifleman Guardian Johar Singh

Rifleman Guardian Sarvan Kumar

Sergeant PVNR Prasad

Sergeant Raj Kishore Sahu

Sepoy Ajmer Singh

Sepoy Amardeep Singh

Sepoy Anil Kumar

Sepoy Arjun Ram

Sepoy Arvind Kumar Pandey

Sepoy Bajinder Singh

Sepoy Bhanwar Lal Bagaria

Sepoy Bhikaram

Sepoy Chara Nicholas

Sepoy Dharambir Singh

Sepoy Dineshkumar Vaghela

Sepoy Gangching Konyak

Sepoy Gazpal Singh

Sepoy Gopinath Mohrana

Sepoy Harendragiri Goswami

Sepoy Jugal Kishore

Sepoy Har Prasad

Sepoy Karan Singh

Sepoy Keolanand Dwivedi

Sepoy Kewal Anand

Sepoy Khem Raj

Sepoy Krishan Kumar

Sepoy Moola Ram

Sepoy Naresh Singh

Sepoy Pramod Kumar

Sepoy Rajinder

Sepoy Rajvir Singh

Sepoy Raswinder Singh

Sepoy Satvir Singh

Sepoy Satnam Singh

Sepoy Senthil

Sepoy Shaikh Mastan Wali

Sepoy Sheesh Ram

Sepoy Shiv Shankar Prasad Gupta

Sepoy Sukhwinder Singh

Sepoy Suresh Chhetri

Sepoy Suresh Kumar

Sepoy Varinder Kumar

Sepoy Vijaypal Singh

Signalman Rajan Sahu

Signalman Vinod Kumar

Subedar Bhanwar Lal

Subedar Harpaul Singh

Subedar Lal Singh

Subedar K. Medappa

Subedar Randhir Singh

Subedar Sumer Singh Rathore

Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja

Squadron Leader Rajiv Pundir

Squadron Leader Lal Singh

Squadron Leader Ojha

Zrfn Man Singh

Kaushal Yadav

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