No room for another Kargil conflict: General Suhag

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said that the Indian armed forces would not let another Kargil-like conflict to take place. General Suhag said this after paying tributes to the Kargil war martyrs at a memorial in Drass sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

The main functions to mark the 16th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War, also called Vijay Diwas, will be held today and tomorrow, though the celebrations began on the 20th of this month.

Army will hold a memorial service at the Kargil War Memorial where prayers by religious leaders will be held.

The wreath laying ceremony for the martyrs will be held tomorrow which will be followed by an interaction with Veer Naris. The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers, a bulk of them drawn from its Northern Light Infantry, and irregulars withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. In the conflict, the Indian Army had lost 490 officers, soldiers and jawans.

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