Kargil Vijay Diwas
It was 22 years ago on 26 July, the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan's army. Since then, 26 July has been observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war and celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.
- The war took place between May and July of 1999 in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district.
- The conflict is believed to have been orchestrated by the then Pakistan army chief General Pervez Musharraf without the knowledge of the then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
- It began with the infiltration of both regular Pakistani troops and terrorists into Indian Territory.
- The infiltrators positioned themselves in key locations that gave them a strategic advantage during the start of the conflict.
- Based on information from local shepherds, the Indian Army was able to ascertain the points of incursion and launch "Operation Vijay".
- The Army declared the mission successful on 26 July 1999; since then the day has been celebrated annually as Kargil Vijay Diwas.