This topic of “Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.
- The 2023 Kargil Vijay Diwas was observed, marking the 24th anniversary of the Kargil War.
- Kargil Vijay Diwas is an annual celebration dedicated to honoring the soldiers who fought in the 1999 Kargil War, also known as the Kargil Conflict.
- The Kargil War was the last war between two South Asian neighbors, India and Pakistan. It took place between May and July 1999 and occurred along the Line of Control.
- The conflict was initiated by Pakistani infiltration, which was in violation of the 1972 Shimla Agreement.
Commemorates India’s Victory
- Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorates India’s victory in “Operation Vijay,” a military operation carried out by India against Pakistan.
- During Operation Vijay, Indian troops successfully evicted enemy troops from strategic locations, including Tiger Hill and several other important positions.
- Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed annually on July 26th.