Sunday, July 26, 2015


On the day of the 16th anniversary of India's victory in the 1999 Kargil War, also called Vijay Diwas, TIMES NOW salutes the exceptional gallantry and devotion of the young braveheart soldier who fought for our future and laid his life around battle fields in Kargil. Take a look at the stories of bravehearts to name a few - Captain Vijayant Thapar, Captain Manoj Pandey, Captain Vikram Batra - who laid down their lives for the nation. Their stories are of unmatched saga of bravery, gallantry, & devotion to duty well beyond the call of duty. The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers, a bulk of them drawn from its Northern Light Infantry, and irregulars withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. In the conflict, the Indian Army lost 490 officers, soldiers and jawans. TIMES NOW's Anand Narasimhan brings you Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations from Drass. The TIMES NOW crew travelled from Srinagar to Zoji La Pass to the Drass War Memorial, and also visited Sando Top and Kargil Battle School. This is the celebration to mark the 16th anniversary of the 1999 Kargil War. Anand speaks with soldiers manning the Sando Top which is close to Tiger Hill, instructors & soldiers at the Kargil Battle School, and also daredevil bikers. The celebrations also include the glorious beating retreat which is followed by the families of martyrs lighting the lamp and wreath laying by Lt. Gen DS Hooda, GOC, Nothern Command. (SOURCE- TIMES NOW) vIA E-MAIL OF BRIG NARINDER DHAND (vETERAN)

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