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Facts Kargil War 1999

  • Kargil war or Kargil Conflict took between two countries India and Pakistan during months of May to June 1999 in Kargil district of Kashmir

  • Kargil war is also referred with name as “Operation Vijay”

  • Operation Vijay is to clear infiltration of Pakistani soldiers in Kargil section

  • Pakistani paramilitary forces were led by General Ashiraf Rasid. At the time of war, Prime minister of Pakistan was Nawaz Sahrif

  • On 3 May 1999, Pakistani infiltration were confirmed by local shepherd

  • On 5 May 1999, Indian forces send patrol team to check infiltration. 5 Indian soldiers were captured and tortured to death

  • On 10 May 1999, Pakistani infiltration observed in various sectors like Dras, Kaksar, and Mushkoh

  • On 26 May 1999, Indian forces IAF launched air strikes against infiltration in occupied sectors

  • On 28 May 1999, Pakistani forces shot down MiG-17 IAF fighter jets in which 4 crew members were dead

  • On 9 June 1999, Recapture of  2 key positions in the Batalic sector by Indian Army forces

  • On 11 June 1999, India released proofs about Pakistani Army’s involvement in infiltration in Kargil war

  • On 13 june 1999, Indian Army took control of Tololing in Dras sector

  • On 15 June 1999, In telephonic conversion with the then U.S. President Bill Clinton asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pull out troops from Kargil

  • On 4 July 1999, Indian Army forces recaptured Tiger Hill in Drass-Kargil area

  • On 5 July 1999, Prime Minister Nawaz Sahrif announced withdrawal of Pakistani army from Kargil after his meeting with U.S. President Bill Clinton

  • On 7 July 1999, India took control of Jubar Heights in Batalik sector

  • On 11 July 1999, Pakistan begins to pullout their army from kargil

  • On 14 July 1999, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared “Operation Vijay” as a success, CC BY 3.0,
  • On 26 July 1999, Indian Army announced complete eviction of Pakistani soldiers. Thus makes the day of official end to Kargil war
  • Pakistan honored their soldiers by Nishan-E-Haiderm, which is Pakistan’s highest military honour and also gallantry awards calling them as Kashmiri freedom fighters

  • At Cologne summit, G8 Nations supported India and condemned the Pakistan for violation of the LOC, Line of control

  •  European Union and ASEAN Regional Forum were also supported India’s stand on LOC and condemned Pakistan for violation

Kargil War Heroes Gallantry awards Kargil war 1999

Param Vir Chakra, its India’s highest military decoration Gallantry award for displaying outstanding acts of valour during wartime.

Maha Vir Chakra,  its India’s second highest military Gallantry award

Vir Chakra, Gallantry award for displaying outstanding acts of bravery on the battlefield on land/ sea/ air

List of Indian Kargil war Heroes

1) Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, Param Vir Chakra

2) Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey,  Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous)

3) Captain Vikram Batra, Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous)

4) Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, Param Vir Chakra

5) Captain Anuj Nayyar, Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) 

6) Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) 

7) Captain Haneef-u-ddin, Vir Chakra (Posthumous)

8) Major Mariappan Saravanan, Vir Chakra(Posthumous)

9) Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, Vir Chakra (Posthumous)

10) Havildar Chuni Lal,  Vir Chakra

11) Colonel Magod Basappa Ravindranath, Vir Chakra

12) Naik Digendra Kumar, Maha Vir Chakra

In India, every year July 26 is observed as Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate the success of victory of the Indian Army over infiltrating Pakistani troops and Operation Vijay

July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas Day

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