India on July 26 celebrated the 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas to mark the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ and to remember the supreme sacrifice of the Indian soldiers who lost their lives during the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War. The Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid homage to the martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
Armed Forces personnel and families of soldiers who lost their lives in 1999 Kargil War paid their tributes at the Dras War Memorial in Jammu and Kashmir to commemorate the historic win. Operation Safed Sagar was successfully launched by Indian Air Force during Kargil war.
Four Param Vir Chakras were awarded to:
1. Captain Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles, Posthumous,
2. Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gorkha Rifles, Posthumous,
3. Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles,
4. Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers.
Source- India Today