We celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July 2015 with Indian Army celebrating the Kargil Vijay Diwas. Although, it was a victory, but victory didn’t come sweet, there were brave soldiers who laid their lives for us. In the remembrance of them, we bring the rare photos of Kargil War.
The Quote by Gen(R) S.P. Makkar sums it all.
The good news about Kargil is it united our nation; the bad news is we lost young, brave soldiers; the ugly part is the enemy refuses to accept its dead”- Maj Gen(Retd.) S.P. Makkar
The war happened from May 1999 to July 1999. 527 Indian army soldiers laid their lives to protect our motherland.
During the war, 10 Indian soldiers were honoured with gallantary awards, 4 of them were Param Veer Chakra, 2 Mahaveer Chakra and 3 Veer Chakra, 1 Ashok Chakra and Sena Medal.
Cherikund and Kargil during the war. (Pradeep Bhatia/HT Photo)Indian army faced all odds to win Kargil defeating the enemy who was sitting on the top of the mountain. It needs an enormous courage to climb a steep mountain when the mortars and shells are being fired from the other side.
All credit goes to respective photographers who clicked these pictures. Source- Hindustan Times