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Army commemorates 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

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Srinagar: The Army on Sunday commemorated 21 anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ by remembering the heroes of “Operation Vijay”, officials said.

“A grateful nation today remembered the heroes of Operation Vijay, on the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, which is celebrated every year on 26 July,” Srinagar-based defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said.

He said the occasion commemorates the “glorious victory of the Indian armed forces against the Pakistan Army intruders in the Kargil, Drass and Batalik sectors in 1999.”

Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, General Officer Commanding of the Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps laid a wreath at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass on behalf of the nation and paid tribute to the gallant heroes, Col Kalia said.

Meanwhile, Srinagar-based Chinar Corps “joined the nation in remembering the gallant soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice, serving soldiers and veterans on this occasion,” an Army spokesman said here.

He said GOC Chinar Corps, Lt Gen B S Raju, on behalf of all ranks of the Corps paid homage to the Kargil War heroes in a solemn ceremony at the War Memorial in Badami Bagh Cantonment here.

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