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Indian soldiers in Batalik during the war
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It was 1999 when Pakistani intruders captured the Kargil hills. When the army came to know about this, the Indian army launched Operation Vijay to chase them away. The operation started on May 8 and ended on July 26, in which 527 army soldiers were martyred and about 1363 soldiers were injured. After so many sacrifices, the Indian Army hoisted the tricolor in Kargil, since then every year this day is celebrated as ‘Kargil Victory Day’ which is also called ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

The story behind the Kargil War

Pakistan's army and Kashmiri militants tried to seize India's land by crossing the line of control between India and Pakistan. Pak claimed that all Kashmir’s fighting were militants, but documents recovered in the war and a statement by Pakistani leaders proved that Pakistan’s army was directly involved in the war.

The Indian Army and Air Force attacked the occupied areas of Pak and gradually forced Pakistan to return across the border with international cooperation. This war took place on high altitude and the armies of both countries had to face a lot of difficulty in the fighting. This was the first armed conflict between India and Pakistan after the atomic bomb was built.

How it all started?

The Indian army used 79 brigades from one side. It was headed by Brigadier Kakkar. 17 Jats and 13 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles (13 Jack Rifs) were also used in this battle and also given two Nagas a task to attack in the previous area.

Anuj Nayyar was a junior commander in the 17 Jat Battalion. Nayyar was moving with his team when the commander of his team got injured. After this, the team formed two groups and prepared for further war.

While heading towards the peak, Anuj Nayyar noticed that some Pakistani soldiers have built bunkers nearby. Nayyar's team forced the Pakistani troops to retreat with a precise attack. Nayyar headed towards the fourth bunker after evacuating three bunkers. Meanwhile, a grenade fell on him and Anuj was badly injured. While emptying the bunker, Anuj lost his life.

'Then Vikram Batra also got shot'

Vikram Batra was attacking the enemy with stones. During this time one of his companions was shot, he had fallen nearby. Vikram and one of his companions were behind the stone. Captain Batra went ahead after a conversation between Vikram and his teammates. While picking up the injured fellow, Vikram Batra was also shot.

This is how the Kargil mission was completed

In the midst of these small battles, the enemy was still sitting on Julu Top. The complete operation was completed on July 22. The attack was carried out with two groups of three by three GRs and 9 paras.

There was some casualty in this too. They captured the entire area on July 25 and they had recovered the bodies of Pakistani Army personnel from Julu Top. After that, they demanded from the Indian Army that these dead bodies be returned. Indian Sena returned the bodies along with the entire military rule near the Line of Control. In this way, they had completed victory on July 26. After that Indian Army celebrated the announcement of a ceasefire.

Anuj Nayyar was awarded Mahavir Chakra and Captain Vikram Batra with Paramvir Chakra. The Kargil war strengthened the courage of the Indian Army's soldiers, the Valor was also honored.

Indian army movies always inspire and passionate to every youth which gives a feeling of pride in us. It reminds us of all the sacrifices that our soldiers make to keep the nation safe. And to commemorate this day here’s a list of films you must watch:


In 1997, JP Dutta made a film ‘Border’ inspired by an incident of 1971 India-Pakistan war. This film got to see everything that a patriotic inspired film should have. Actors like Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Puneet Isser, Sudesh Berry won the hearts of the audience by acting in the film Border.


The film was released in the year 2003. This film is based on the story of the Kargil war between India and Pakistan on the LoC in 1999. The film LOC: Kargil was directed by JP Dutta. It stars Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, Kareena Kapoor, Mohnish Bahl, Sunil Shetty, Armaan Kohli, Sanjay Dutt, Nagarjuna, Akshaye Khanna, Manoj Bajpayee, Ashutosh Rana, Isha Deol and Raveena Tandon in the lead roles. The film shows the valor and indomitable courage of Indian soldiers.

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The town of Kargil is strategically located.
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It is a war-drama film. The film featured Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta and Amitabh Bachchan in the lead roles. The film Lakshya came in the year 2004 was directed by Farhan Akhtar. It was well-liked by the audience.

Gazzi Attack

It is also one of the great films inspired by patriotism. The film Ghazi Attack starred Rana Daggubati, Taapsee Pannu, Atul Kulkarni, and KK Menon in the lead roles. The film is based on the story of the war between India and Pakistan underwater submarine operations. Ghazi Attack came in the year 2017.

Surgical Strick

The film is based on the 2016 attack in the Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The film had Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam, Paresh Rawal in the lead role with many brilliant actors. Let us tell you that in 2016, the local headquarters of the Indian Army was attacked by terrorists near the LoC in the Uri sector. 18 army soldiers were martyred in this attack. 11 days later, the Indian Army entered Pakistan and carried out a surgical strike and destroyed many of the terrorists' bases.

It's because of the army and their relentless services we live in peace, we sleep every day because of the strength and hope they generate by guarding our borders for the safety of this county and countrymen..!!!