On 26th July, 1999, India regained what Pakistan tried to snatch away fighting a war with India. But our Jawans fought back hard on the hilly terrain of Kargil and adjoining areas, offering us back ‘Kargil’ in Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) – the integral part of India. Following India’s thumping victory over Pakistan at the Kargil war in 1999 under the codename ‘Operation Vijay’, the Kargil Vijay Diwas has come into existence in loving memory of our great martyrs. According to official statement more than 500 Indian soldiers have died at the war and many injured.
It is an open secret that troubles in J&K are mostly fuelled by Pakistan, but when people of Jammu and Kashmir were languishing due to devastating floods, Pakistan was maintaining stunt silence on the greatness of Indian army who saved lakhs of people stranded at their homes and rooftops. Not only this, Indian army also minimized the chance of any further casualty.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day to celebrate the greatness of our soldiers. They are always ready to serve the nation whenever needed. Be it a war, violent protest (referring to recent violent Jat agitation in Haryana) or natural calamity, they do their best. Now, it is for the politicians to ensure that hate speeches and divisive politics must be obliterated from their election campaign and agenda. Also, modernizing defense equipments and allocating larger amount of money for defense sector is the need of the hour.
Saluting Indian Army On Vijay Diwas
Sadly, many people living in areas sharing India’s international borders with other countries often label serious charges against Indian army. When our own people use violence as a tool against Indian soldiers, it feels extremely disturbing. But they fail to realize that their own freedom is at stake if men in uniform are removed from those places.
Can we really imagine a peaceful North-East India or J&K without presence of Army? It is high time to realize the tremendous sacrifices that Indian army makes for us day in and day out.