Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicKargil Diwas

Topic: Kargil Diwas

‘My father is a hero’: Story of a son named Kargil, born in 1999 after dad died in the war

22-year-old Suman Suresh Kargil Chhetri was born 4 months after his father, Suresh, a sepoy in the 2 Naga Regiment, died fighting Pakistani infiltrators in the Kargil War in 1999.

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.

President Kovind arrives on 4-day J&K, Ladakh visit to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kovind will visit Drass in Ladakh to pay homage at the Kargil War Memorial Monday. He will also address the 19th annual convocation of Kashmir University.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to soldiers, commemorates 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas

On 26 July 1999, the Indian Army had announced the successful culmination of ‘Operation Vijay’, declaring victory after a 3-month-long battle in the icy heights of Kargil.

Muted Kargil Vijay Diwas tomorrow amid Covid, only wreath-laying events in Delhi and Drass

Usually, Kargil Viay Diwas sees major ceremonies in Kargil and other military stations, which are followed by veterans sharing their experiences from 1999.

Modi recalls Kargil visit, Omar Abdullah praises Derek O’Brien & Smriti Irani cheers Dhoni

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Kargil hero serving as traffic constable in Punjab gets double promotion

Punjab govt names Vir Chakra awardee Satpal Singh as assistant sub inspector, accuses the previous Akali Dal regime of not giving him due recognition.

20 years on, Army plans huge Kargil celebrations, releases calendar

The Army plans to hold huge events under the theme Remember-Rejoice-Renew to mark the sacrifice of the 527 soldiers killed in the war.

Would have had ‘intellectuals, secular thinkers’ shot dead if I was home minister: BJP MLA 

Basanagouda Patil Yatnal is known for making such controversial remarks. He had earlier said Muslims in his constituency should not be helped.

Kargil Diwas is a reminder of our unfinished project of achieving jointness in the military

Cross-service cooperation in the Indian armed forces is still largely symbolic.

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Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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