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Tag: Kargil War

Remembering Kargil: Enemy Is Not Predictable, Preparedness Is Key, Says EAC Chief DK Patnaik
Remembering Kargil: Enemy Is Not Predictable, Preparedness Is Key, Says EAC Chief DK Patnaik

Air Officer Commanding in Chief (AOC-in-C) of Eastern Air Command Air Marshal DK Patnaik terms the victory as priceless as the task for the Air Force was challenging.

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 […]

PM Modi Shares Pictures Of Visit To Kargil During War

New Delhi: As the nation observes the 20th anniversary of the Kargil war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared pictures of his visit to the area during the conflict and his interaction with the soldiers. “During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our […]

20th anniversary of 'Operation Vijay': Rajnath Singh ignites 'victory flame'

New Delhi: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of ‘Operation Vijay’, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday ignited a ‘victory flame’ from the National War Memorial here. According to the Army, the ‘victory flame’ will be carried by a team of motorcyclists over 11 towns and cities to finally merge with the eternal flame at Kargil War Memorial, […]

Kargil Hero Capt Vikram Batra's Brother Pays Tribute To The Martyr After 20 Years

Chandigarh: Twenty years after the Kargil War, martyr Capt Vikram Batra’s twin brother on Sunday paid tribute to him at the 16,000-foot Himalayan peak from where his brother had led the assault to drive out its Pakistani occupiers. Capt Batra’s daring assault enabled the Indian Army to recapture the crucial peak named Point 4875 in […]

Ode to Kargil soldiers: Army launches special tribute video on 20 yrs of 'Op Vijay'

New Delhi: A special video featuring an original tribute song celebrating the valour and sacrifices of soldiers and officers who took part in the Kargil war, was Friday launched here by Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat to commemorate 20 years of the conflict. Dedicated to Kargil heroes, the video features Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Olympic […]

Pak will not dare attempt Kargil-like infiltration in coming years: Army chief

New Delhi: Pakistan will not dare to attempt to infiltrate India like it did Kargil in 1999 because it has “seen the consequences”, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said on Friday and asserted that the armed forces are keeping a tight watch in border areas. He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an […]

'Kargil Vijay Diwas' 20th anniversary celebrations: 'Victory Flame' to be taken from Delhi to Dras

New Delhi: A number of events has been planned by the Army in Delhi and Dras in Jammu and Kashmir next month to mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, officials said Friday. The anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27. “However, as part of the […]

IAF Officers Can Now Enroll For Higher Studies In Gujarat University
IAF big guns fly for Kargil martyr, chief hails Rafale

New Delhi: In a rare feat, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief B.S. Dhanoa and Western Air Command chief Raghunath Nambiar flew in a formation together in a commemorative flight paying tribute to Kargil war martyr Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja. Dhanoa and Nambiar strapped up for the “missing man” formation in Bathinda on Monday. It is […]

IAF chief flies 'missing man' formation for Kargil heroes

Chandigarh: Twenty years after Pakistan had downed an Indian Air Force plane and later killed Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday flew the ‘missing man’ formation near Punjab’s Bathinda town a tribute to the fallen Kargil heroes. The ‘missing man’ flypast is an aerial salute to honour the […]

This Republic Day, meet the Odia heroes who make a billion proud

Berhampur: Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. At a time when the entire nation paid homage to the martyrs today, OTV took a stride forward to show gratitude and honour to the jawans of Odisha’s Kamalapur. This village under Rangeilunda block in Ganjam district has given birth to many […]

Naveen to facilitate martyr's widow to visit War Memorial

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today assured Nivedita Mallick, widow of a martyr, to facilitate her in paying tribute to her husband Sachhidananda Mallick at the Kargil War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir. Patnaik gave the assurance to Nivedita, who met him at the state secretariat here. Earlier, Patnaik had invited Nivedita to the […]

PM on Kargil day
Modi pays tribute to Kargil martyrs

New Delhi: Prime minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to martyrs on the 16th Kargil Vijay Diwas. In a message, Modi said the day was reminiscent of the bravery and sacrifice of our soldiers. “I pay my tributes to those who sacrificed everything in service of the nation,” he said in a message. In 1999, […]