Kargil Vijay Diwas 2022: Just 23 years ago, on Kargil Vijay Diwas, Pakistani soldiers and terrorists began infiltrating heavily into Indian territory along the Line of Control (LOC).
The nation observes Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26 each year. This day is set aside to remember the martyred Indian soldiers who gave their lives in July 1999 in Kargil to defeat the Pakistani Army. Exactly 23 years ago, large-scale infiltration by Pakistani soldiers and terrorists into Indian territory along the Line of Control began (LOC). Jihadists and hundreds of Pakistani Army soldiers infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir’s mountainous Kargil sector.
In reality, Pakistan has prepared to wage war on India. General Pervez Musharraf, the former commander of the Pakistani Army, and three other generals, Mohammad Aziz, Javed Hasan, and Mahmood Ahmed, participated in the planning. Although the Kargil War had begun on May 3 since it was on this day that terrorist infiltration began. The conflict was over on July 26. In this fashion, the two nations were close for 85 days. However, “Operation Vijay,” the actual conflict between India and Pakistan, continued for 60 days. Tell us the entire timeline of the Kargil war in such a case.
On May 3, 1999, local shepherds in Kargil’s steep terrain spotted some armed Pakistani soldiers and terrorists. The army officers were told about it by him.
May 5, 1999: Indian Army forces were dispatched to the Kargil region in response to reports of infiltration. During this, a battle between Indian and Pakistani soldiers resulted in the deaths of five Indian soldiers.
On May 9, 1999, Pakistani troops arrived at a commanding position in Kargil. The Pakistani Army began heavy fire on the Indian Army’s Kargil ammunition storage for this reason.
May 10 1999: Following this, Pakistani Army forces breach the Line of Control to penetrate different areas of Jammu and Kashmir, notably the Drass and Kaksar sectors.
Operation Vijay was launched by the Indian Army on May 10 at midday. Numerous soldiers from the Kashmir Valley were transferred to the Kargil district to thwart the infiltration efforts. The Pakistani Army declined to invade India at the exact moment.
In reaction, the Indian Air Force conducted airstrikes on May 26, 1999. These airstrikes killed a large number of Pakistani spies.
On June 1, 1999, the Pakistani Army escalated its operation and targeted National Highway 1. On the other hand, Pakistan was blamed by France and America for waging war against India.
On June 5, 1999, India published papers that showed the Pakistani Army was complicit in the assault.
On June 9, 1999, Indian Army soldiers bravely retook two significant locations in Jammu & Kashmir’s Batalik area.
On June 13, 1999, the Indian Army retook the Tololing peak, dealing a severe blow to Pakistan. Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India’s then-prime minister, travelled to Kargil.
On June 20, 1999, the Indian Army retook significant positions close to Tiger Hill.
Tiger Hill was taken by the Indian Army on July 4, 1999.
On July 5, 1999, the Pakistani Prime Minister stated that, in response to international pressure, the Pakistani Army had left Kargil.
On July 12, 1999, Pakistani forces were compelled to withdraw.
The Indian Prime Minister declared on July 14 that the Army’s “Operation Vijay” had been a success.
On July 26, 1999, India won the conflict by retaking every position the Pakistani Army had held. On this day, the Kargil War, which had lasted more than two months and three weeks, came to an end.
Over 500 Indian warriors gave their lives in defence of their country. At the same time, the war claimed the lives of almost 3,000 Pakistani military and terrorists.