On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil War, Lieutenant General C Bansi Ponnappa, General Officer Commanding, Vajra Corps, offered tributes to the Kargil martyrs at a solemn wreath laying ceremony held at the Vajra Shaurya Sthal in Jalandhar Cantonment today.
During the ceremony, homage was paid to the bravehearts who laid down their lives in supreme sacrifice to the nation during Operation Vijay. The event was attended by senior officers and serving personnel with restricted attendance as per Covid protocols. Similar functions to honour the Kargil martyrs were also held in all stations under Vajra Corps.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to commemorate Operation Vijay wherein brave soldiers of the Indian Army overcame near insurmountable odds, hostile terrain, harsh weather and a determined enemy occupying dominating heights, to win the war.