The 19th Anniversary commemoration of the KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS culminated in Drass on July 26, 2018. A solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Kargil War Memorial was led by Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Northern Command. Gallantry award winners, Next of Kin of the martyrs, Veer Naris, senior army officers and civil dignitaries also paid tributes to the martyrs. This was followed by a pledge taken by all Service personnel at the function to re-dedicate themselves to the service of the Nation.
The event was celebrated with full military decorum and solemnity. The GOC-in-C while talking to the media thanked them for participating in the event and said that the commemoration is the Army's modest homage to the martyrs and a way of remembering the contribution of the units and formations in the conflict that gave India its finest victory in recent times.