Kargil War Memorial, Kargil
Kargil War Memorial, Kargil - Address
Address: Dras, Srinagar-Leh National Highway, 1D, India.
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Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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About Kargil War Memorial, Kargil
The Dras War Memorial (aka Vijaypath) is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in memory of the valiant soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War. The Kargil War was fought between the nations of India and Pakistan. It began on May 8, 1999 when the Pakistani army intruded the Indian side of the LOC (Line of Control). The battle continued for almost two months and on July 4, 1999, after an 11 hour long combat, India won. The then Indian Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee declared Operation Vijay (Kargil War) a success by July 26.
At the Dras War Memorial, you will find a Memorial Wall. Names of the Indian soldiers and officers who lost their lives in the Kargil War are inscribed on it. A beautiful tribute to the brave souls lost.
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A salute to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives just for us so that we can stay safe. This memorial really brings tears to our eyes and makes us feel proud of our country and our brave Army which guards its frontiers. This place is testimony to the sacrifice.
Kargil/ Drass War Memorial, otherwise also known as Bimbat War Memorial. The Memorial was setup in memory of the brave soldiers who set out to serve the nation’s cause and never returned from the Indo-Pak wars. The Memorial is a poignant reminder of high-scale devastation and loss of life caused by wars. The Pakistan covert operation of infiltrating Indian Border was code named ‘Operation Badr’ under the Command of General Pervez Musharraf whose target was to cut link between Kashmir and Ladakh regions of Jammu and Kashmir State and force India to withdraw from Siachen Glacier thereby forcing India to negotiate territorial rights on Kashmir. Operation Vijay’ was launched by the Indian Army under the command of Army Chief Ved Prakash Malik to combat ‘Operation Badr’ to clear the infiltrators in the Kargil region along the Line of Control. 26th July each year the Victory of ‘Operation Vijay’ is celebrated at the Drass War Memorial. On 26th July 1999, a 60-day War between India and Pakistan had ended and India took back command of the high posts that Pakistani insurgents had occupied. The Kargil War claimed the lives of 527 Indian soldiers. These Jawans belonged to 33 different units which comprised the Army's 8th Mountain Division.
No shorts or chappals allowed. So wear long trousers/ knee covering dress and shoes. Avoid taking pics of soldiers without their permission (for security reasons). Museum highlighting stories of martyrs also carries sample weapon & equipment and maps of all battle, do ask soldiers for explanation of maps. There is briefing by soldier at regular intervals that gives insight about Kargil battle, do listen to it. For your tomorrow, we gave our today - India Army Soldiers. #Respect
A Must Visit to pay Tribute to the Martyrs. Please ensure to keep some time separate for this place. Just a casual visit is not enough. There is an arrangement of complete guidance for the visitors to know the facts and figures of the different wars with our neighbour country. We feel safer there only because of sacrifices of the brave army men. An appeal: This is a memorial and not a Tourist spot. Please ensure to maintain the sanctity of the place.
Must Visit place that one should visit in his Life time. Salute to the Indian Army Soldiers who neutralised the Pakistani forces in such a hard terrain where they have all the advantages. All the details of execution of the Operation Vijay is beautifully presented and maintained.