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July 26th - Kargil Vijay Diwas

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July 26th - Kargil Vijay Diwas

In 1999, India successfully took command of high outposts on this date. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days & ended on this date.

Pakistani army took advantage of the melting snow & took command of high outposts of India, by betraying the bilateral agreement of both the nations that posts would remain unattended during winter season.

Pakistani army denied involvement in the war & claimed that it was caused by independent Kashmiri rebel forces, however documents left behind by casualties & later statements by Pakistan's Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff, showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid.

The Kargil war resulted in loss of life on both sides and was ended when India regained control over the post and ejected the Pakistani Army out of the territory.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year in honour of the Kargil War's Heroes.

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