Tag: Kargil War

Sportspersons Hail Kargil War Heroes On Vijay Diwas

New Delhi: Indian sportspersons including cricket captain Virat Kohli and legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday paid their tributes to the soldiers on the 21st anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil war. The Indian armed forces had defeated the Pakistan army in Kargil during July 1999. Since then this day is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay […]

PM Modi Takes Sharp Swipe At China, Cites Pakistan's Fate At Kargil

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi seemingly took a sharp and veiled swipe at China while referring to “land grab” efforts by Pakistan during the Kargil War and its final fate. Using Sanskrit phrases, Modi in his signature style, sent out a word of caution to the dragon while talking about “backstabbing” by Pakistan. Addressing […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Odisha Remembers Its War Heroes
Kargil Vijay Diwas: Odisha Remembers Its War Heroes

Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Odisha today saluted the valour and grit of Indian soldiers while remembering some of the bravehearts from the State who had also displayed a great deal of bravery in the line of duty and fought selflessly. While some of them made supreme sacrifice fighting […]

MiG 27 Roars Through The Skies For The Last Time

New Delhi: Indian Air Force (IAF) decommissions Mikoyan-Gurevich 27 (MiG-27), the fighter aircraft that played a stellar role during the Kargil war with Pakistan 20 years ago, on Friday when the last squadron of seven planes roared through the skies for the last time. The fighter aircraft took to the skies one last time at […]

IAF's 17 Squadron to be resurrected Tuesday; to be first Rafale unit

New Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Tuesday is expected to resurrect its ‘Golden Arrows’ 17 Squadron which will be the first unit to fly the multi-role Rafale fighter jets. IAF Chief B S Dhanoa will resurrect the 17 squadron at an event on Tuesday at the Ambala Air Force Station as it prepares to […]

PM announces Chief of Defence Staff post, fulfils defence's long-pending proposal

New Delhi: In a major move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday announced the creation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) post, that has been a long-pending recommendation of various defence panels. Addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of 73rd Independence Day, Modi said: “I want to […]

J&K Governor proposes opening Kargil War hotspots for trekking

Jammu: Twenty years after Tiger Hills in Kargil became a household name in the entire nation, the hill might soon be opened for the general public as a tourist destination. Apart from this, at least 16 other peaks in Kargil that saw action during the 1999 India-Pakistan war may soon be thrown open for domestic, […]

Kargil war changed world's view about India: Modi

New Delhi: Slamming Pakistan for indulging in deceit since 1947, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Kargil war of 1999 had changed the world’s perception about India, which took military action to evict the Pakistani Army and foiled the neighbour’s attempt to redraw the boundary. Addressing a gathering to commemorate the 20th anniversary […]

Sons of Kargil war heroes join their fathers' Army regiments

Drass: Raised by their mothers on the stories of their braveheart fathers who sacrificed their lives in the 1999 Kargil war, sons of three war heroes have joined their regiments in the Army. Sepoy Amarpreet Singh, Sepoy Bakhtwar Singh and Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar, sons of Naik Subedar Surjeet Singh, Naik Subedar Ravail Singh and Naik […]

President, PM, Armed Forces Remember Kargil Heroes

New Delhi:  The Indian Army on Friday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War to remember the valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay. “A grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended […]