Salute to Kargil Martyrs and Veterans

published on July 26, 2008

26 July is “Vijaya divas” , Kargil victory day. The Nation, hopefully remembers the 400 plus martyrs for laying down their lives in the service of their Nation, in the true spirit of “laying down their today for our tomorrows”

It was on July 26’1999  our brave soldiers defeated Pakistan in Kargil. Fighting against all odds in the icy heights of Kargil, a remote region in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian forces ensured that the supreme sacrifice made by their gallant soldiers did not go waste

Though Indian forces initially suffered some losses, they were able to gain control of various heights very quickly. From Patalik to Chorbatla, from Valdor to Shangruti, the Indian soldiers were victorious everywhere. The Pakistanis were surrounded from all sides. Despite fighting uphill, the brave Indian officers and jawans cut through the Pakistani barricades. And for once the nation stood united like never before.

Santosh Kanwar, widow of Martyr Mangej Singh swore


”I shall not hesitate to send all my three sons to the front and will be proud if they die defending the country like their father”


High than Mount Everest height emotional words of the martyr-memorial at Kohima :


When you go home
tell them of us
And say
for your tomorrow
we gave our today



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