Drass (Jammu and Kashmir), July 26: The 16th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed here on Sunday with a solemn ceremony that brought back memories of the bravehearts who sacrificed their lives to lead India to victory in the 1999 conflict against Pakistan.
It also gives many people the rare opportunity to meet the heroes of the conflict in person and interact with them.
Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh paid homage at the war memorial on Saturday.
Addressing the veterans of the Kargil conflict, relatives of martyrs and soldiers deployed to protect the country’s frontiers in the cold Ladakh region, General Dalbir Singh said nobody would be allowed to repeat Kargil.
The army chief recalled the days when he served as a field commander in the area.
He praised the dedication of the soldiers, saying discharging duties in such a hostile terrain and weather needs exemplary courage for which the soldiers of India are famous all over the World.