Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020
• Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the success of Operation Vijay. • On this day, 26 July 1999, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistani intruders. • The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides. • The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory, hence re-establishing the status quo ante bellum. • Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. • This day is celebrated in the Kargil–Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. • Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contributions of the armed forces.