In pics: India marks the 14th year of Kargil War

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Bangalore, July 26: On Friday India marks the 14th anniversary of "Operation Vijay" which was launched during the Kargil War in 1999.

Its a pride and pain moment for the all the soldiers as the nation celebrates the anniversay of the war, "Vijay Diwas" victory over Pakistan in the year 1999.

In Jammu and Kashmir

Army jawans and officers light candles at the Kargil war memorial at the base of famous Tololing feature as army observed the 14th anniversary of opration vijay to commemrate the Kargil war in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday eveing.

In Jammu and Kashmir

Army bands play martial tunes as part of two day programme organised by army to celebrate 10th anniversary of operation vijay, Indian answer to evict Pakistani intrution in 1999 Kargil war, on 14th anniversary at Drass sector in district Kargil Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evening.

In Drass

Army soldiers prepare to celebrate 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' ( Victory day) celebrations at war memorial in Drass, east of Srinagar on Thursday.

In New Delhi

Defence Minister AK Antony, Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi and Army Chief General Bikram Singh pay homage to Kargil war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi on Friday.

In New Delhi

Inter-Services personnel march near Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate during a ceremony to pay homage to Kargil war martyrs on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in New Delhi on Friday.

In Drass

Soldiers playing bugles during a function to celebrate 14th anniversary of Kargil War victory at the war memorial at Drass on Friday.

 

 

In Drass

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army's Northern Command Lt Gen K T Sanjiv Chachra paying tributes at war memorial on 14th anniversary of Kargil War victory at Drass on Friday.

 

 

In Drass

Paraplegic ex-army Maj General S K Razdan, paying homage at the war memorial at Drass on the occasion of 14th anniversary of Kargil War victory on Friday.

 

 

In New Delhi

Army chief Gen. Bikram Singh, third from right, navy chief Adm. Devendra Kumar Joshi, second from right, and Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal NAK Browne, right, pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the 14th anniversary of Kargil War victory in New Delhi on Friday.

 

 

In Dharamshala

Army personnel rehearsing for the 10th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations at the war memorial in Dharamshala on Friday.

In Coimbatore

Members of White Cross Foundation and IAF commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu on Friday.

 

 

The Kargil War began between India and Pakistan on May 8, 1999 when Pakistani army had illegally intruded on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) dividing the Indian territory of Ladakh from the northern areas of the state.

The war battle continued for almost three months and on July 4 1999, India recaptured Tiger Hill after an 11-hour long battle.

After Indian Army took control of Dras on July 5, the then Prime minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif ordered withdrawal of Pakistani Army from Kargil following the meeting with former US president Bill Clinton.

The then Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared Operation Vijay (Kargil War) a success and by July 26, Kargil War officially came to an end as Indian Army announced complete eviction of Pakistani intruders.

Defence Minister A K Antony will pay the tribute to Kargil martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Kargil war on Friday in New Delhi.

Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force also joins the nation to pay homage to the soldiers who laid down their lives during the Indo-Pak war in Kargil in 1999.

To commemorate the heroism displayed by the soldiers, a number of events have been planned all across the country.

Special functions will also be held at Kargil and Drass in Jammu and Kashmir, the war theatre where Indian soldiers fought bravely and laid down their lives to safeguard our motherland.

OneIndia News

(with agency inputs)

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