Kargil Vijay Diwas – Down the Memory lane of 20 years of Victory of Indian Soldiers

 

Today India celebrates the victory of Kargil War, 1999 and salutes the valour of Indian Soldiers who sacrificed themselves for protecting the honour of their motherland. Bollywood movie LOC Kargil released in 2003 pays tribute to real heroes of India.

LOC Kargil (2003)

JP Dutta directed this film starring renowned actors like Sanjay Dutt, Ayyub Khan, Sunil Shetty, Saif Ali Khan and Abhishek Bachchan. The storyline of the movie was based on “Operation Vijay”. The story depicted real-life of Indian soldiers at Kargil and their war efforts against Pakistan and how our soldiers made them have a taste of their own medicine. This movie is one of the longest-running films in the world with a screenplay of four hours and 15 minutes. There had been talking in the town that real ammunition and weapons were used in this movie. Though real Bofors FH-77B artillery was shown in the film, the firing scenes were stock footage. How closely people related to it? Dutta expressed in an interview and said, “This movie was the conquest of the human spirit over impossible odds. The story of these unsung heroes had to be told.”

Things you need to Know About Kargil Vijay Diwas

  1. Pakistan government refused to take away the bodies of their massacred jawans which were then buried by our courageous Indian troops.
  2. Pakistan was proved to be involved directly in the war after a tape was found at the peak of the Kargil conflict. In which two Pakistan generals were talking about the Kargil War as intercepted by India’s External Intelligence Agency.
  3. Indian Army also recaptured the Tololing Peak on June 13, 1999, which gave Pakistani intruders opportunity to enter India.
  4. Not only did Indian land army but also the Indian Air Force and Indian Navy Force played significant supporting roles. The Indian air force didn’t cross LOC and bombed the Pakistani intruders whereas Indian Navy blocked all the Pakistani Ports.
  5. The Kargil conflict continued for the next couple of weeks asIndian troops started occupying the heights cleared by some Pakistani intruder while some were ousted by force. By July 26, Kargil War saw an end with Victory of Indian Soldiers.

 

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