Headquarters Southern Command celebrated Kargil Vijay Diwas which commemorates the Indian Armed Forces victory over Pakistan in 1999. 26th Jul every year is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ across the Nation as a mark of remembrance for those who fought bravely at the icy heights with valour, defeating the enemy. Lt Gen JS Nain, GOC-in-C Southern Army in a solemn wreath laying ceremony held at the National War memorial, Pune paid tribute to the brave hearts of Kargil War who made the supreme sacrifice in maintaining the territorial integrity of the Nation. Maj Gen Hukkur AK (Retd) the senior most veteran from Pune also laid wreath and paid homage to the Kargil War heroes. A week long celebration activities were organised across all Military Stations in Southern Command wherein Gallantry Award Winners, Veterans and Veer Naaris were felicitated during various events.
“Kargil Veterans are a source of inspiration to all of us in the Armed Forces and the Nation. Their supreme sacrifice and service can never be forgotten,” said the Army Commander. He also felicitated the veterans present at the National War Memorial. During his interaction he gave assurance to all the veterans that the Indian Army is moving very strongly in the right directions as set by them and is absolutely committed and ready for any eventuality.
The ceremony was conducted keeping strict COVID protocols with limited attendance.