Kargil War: This is how Indian Army defeated PAK at the height of 18 thousand feet
Kargil War: This is how Indian Army defeated PAK at the height of 18 thousand feet

19 years ago, today, on 26th July 1999, India won the Kargil war. This day is celebrated every year as Vijay Divas. The Kargil war lasted for nearly two months is an example of the courage and strength of the Indian Army on which every nation should be proud. In this battle fought in Kargil at an altitude of about 18 thousand feet, the country had lost more than 527 brave warriors and more than 1,300 were injured. 

By the way, Pakistan started this war on 3 May 1999, when it had infiltrated and captured the 5,000 hills along the high hills of Kargil. When this information was received by the Indian government, the army launched an operation victory to dispatch the Pak soldiers. The IAF also used MiG-27 and MiG-29 against Pakistan. After this, the bomb was dropped wherever Pakistan occupied. Apart from this, with the help of MiG-29, many targets in Pakistan were attacked with R-77 missiles. 

A large number of rockets and bombs were used in this war. During this, about two lakh fifty thousand shells were fired. At the same time, more than 300 mortars, cannons and rockets were used to fire 5,000 bombs. A round fire was fired every minute in every 17 days of the battle. It is said that this was the only war after World War II in which such a large number of bombardments were carried out on the enemy army. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Bajpai announced the victory of Operation Vijay and since then this day is celebrated as Vijay Day. 

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