Jodhpur,Rajasthan, Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed by the Konark Corps at Jodhpur Military Station on 26 July 2014, by paying rich tributes to the brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation in the victory over Pakistan in the 1999 ‘Kargil Operations’. On the occasion Lt Gen GS Katoch, GOC Konark Corps laid a wreath at Konark Corps War Memorial to pay obeisance to the brave soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice and made this victory possible.
Kargil Vijay Diwas named after the success of ‘Operation Vijay’, which commemorates the victory achieved over Pakistani intruders in the Kargil War of 1999. This limited war, along the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir launched on 06 May 1999, is a saga of bravery and valour that lasted 80 days and ended with eviction of the intruders. Fighting at daunting altitudes and seemingly unassailable peaks ranging from 13,000 to 18,000 feet, what our Indian troops achieved was nothing
short of a miracle. The entire nation is proud of this momemtous victory of the Indian Armed Forces and Kargil Vijay Diwas (Victory Day) is celebrated on 26 July each year to commemorate this ‘Glorious Victory’.