Saturday, 3 December, 2022
TopicKargil Diwas

Topic: Kargil Diwas

Why Vikram Batra became the face of Kargil conflict

Batra’s tenacity and tactical acumen was said to be a deciding factor in India’s successful recapture of Tololing Ridge’s Point 5140 mountain.

‘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.

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File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.