The anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was commemorated by paying rich tributes to martyrs of Kargil war in an imposing Wreath Laying Ceremony at "Balidan Stambh", & "Tiger War Memorial", Jammu on July 26, 2018.
The wreaths were laid by Lt Gen YVK Mohan, General Officer Commanding, Rising Star Corps & Maj Gen Sanjay Singh, GOC, Tiger Division at the Eternal Flame of the War Memorial. Veer Naries, Kith and Kin of martyrs, Gallantry Awardees of the Kargil War, senior Army officers, Army Veterans and Civilian dignitaries also paid homage to the martyrs. Among veterans, Hony Capt Bana Singh,PVC also paid tributes to the Martyrs. A Guard of Honour was also presented during the wreath laying ceremony.
Tributes were also paid to the Martyrs at "Tiger War Memorial" by Lt Gen YVK Mohan, GOC, Rising Star Corps, Maj Gen Sanjay Singh, GOC, Tiger Division, NCC cadets & Army Veterans including Col Vir Shahi, Vr C.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on the 26th of July to commemorate India's resounding victory over Pakistan during OP VIJAY in 1999. Kargil War is a testimony of the Indian Army's grit and determination, wherein the Indian Army soldiers exhibited dauntless courage, resilience, valour and fought against all odds in bone chilling and blood freezing temperatures of the high altitude mountains in Kargil. The Army evicted the entrenched infiltrators from the icy heights and ensured a convincing victory for the country. The Day is marked to remember the ultimate sacrifices of these soldiers in the Line of Duty.