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Preparations for 23rd KVD Commemorations underway: Indian Army

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Srinagar: The Army is preparing extensively to honour the Bravehearts of the Kargil War of 1999 in a series of solemn ceremonies this year, said PRO (Defence) Srinagar.

“The primary event which shall mark the 23rd anniversary of the Victory is scheduled to be held at Kargil War Memorial located at Dras from 24th to 26th of this month. It will be attended by a large number of dignitaries of the Army, civil administration, gallantry award winners of the conflict and families of the fallen heroes. The conflict was fought in the summer of 1999 to evict Pakistan regular forces who had intruded and occupied winter vacated posts on the Indian side of the Line of Control, thereby violating an unwritten agreement. The operation cost the Indian Army hundreds of young lives, in whose memory the commemorative function is held every year,” the PRO said.

“The commemorations at Kargil War Memorial will be held from 24 to 26 Jul 22. On 26 July, senior officers of the Army, families of fallen soldiers, who have made the supreme sacrifice for the nation, war heroes, political representatives and civil administration officials shall participate in the commemorative wreath-laying ceremony at the Kargil War Memorial located at the base of the Tololing feature, the scene of one of the fiercest battles of the operation,” he said.

“The event is a purposeful attempt by the Army every year to remember its fallen heroes and solemnly honour their memories and to remind the Nation of the constant sacrifices the men and women in uniform make for the citizens of India,” he added. 

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