Indian Army to commemorate Kargil martyrs in Drass

New Delhi, July 21: The Indian Army will hold a series of events to commemorate the martyrs of the Kargil War of 1999 and its victory over Pakistani troops, an official statement said on Tuesday.

On July 26, senior officers of the army, war heroes, families of martyrs, political dignitaries and civil officials will participate in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Kargil War Memorial located at the base of the Tololing feature, the scene of one of the fiercest battles.

“The event is a purposeful attempt by the army every year to remember its martyrs and solemnly honour their memories and to remind the nation of the constant sacrifices men and women in uniform make for the citizens of India,” an official statement said.

The Kargil war was fought in the summer of 1999 to evict Pakistani regular forces who had intruded and occupied vacated posts on the Indian side of the Line of Control. The operation cost the Indian Army hundreds of soldiers, in whose memory the commemorative function is held every year.

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