SRINAGAR: As a befitting tribute to the determination, bravery, courage and daring mettle of the Indian Army, grand celebrations have been planned to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Kargil War. The celebrations will span three days from July 25 to 27 as the end of ‘Operation Vijay’ was declared on July 27, 1999.
The three-month-long Kargil war was declared over by the Indian Army after the Pakistani troops, mostly drawn from its Northern Light Infantry were pushed back and the peaks in Kargil, Drass and Batalik were recaptured. ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’ is the theme with which the Indian Army is going to celebrate the victory during the Kargil war. As a part of the commemoration, treks were organised some days back by 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (JAK RIF) known as the Bravest of the Brave and 18 Grenadiers to Batra Top and Tiger Hill.
No one can forget Captain Vikram Batra who had decimated the enemy through his heroic acts and the famous “Dil Maange More” which had the entire nation fall in admiration of this war icon. To commemorate this victory as part of the 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay, a trekking expedition to Batra Top was also undertaken by 13 JAK RIF. (IANS)