‘Victory Day’ is celebrated on ’26 July’. The Indian Army had defeated the Pakistan-backed militants in the ‘Kargil War’ on 26 July 1999.
Date 26 July
State Jammu and Kashmir
Other information On this day, the brave martyred soldiers of India are remembered and they are paid homage. In the ‘Kargil war’, more than 500 soldiers of the country were martyred.
Victory Day is observed every year on 26 July. In the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, 21 years ago, the Indian Army had killed the terrorists and the Pakistani soldiers who had disguised themselves in possession of the Kargil hills along the Line of Control on the day of 26 July 1999. This was a complete war against Pakistan, in which more than five hundred Indian soldiers were martyred. The entire nation remembers these brave and brave soldiers on the 26th of July and pays homage to them. Kargil’s permanent citizens also played a big role in this victory of the country.
The Kargil war, also known as the ‘Kargil conflict’, started between Kargil district of Kashmir in May in 1999 between India and Pakistan. An important reason for this war was the ‘Line of Control’ of a large number of Pakistani soldiers and Pak-backed terrorists, that is, entering the Indo-Pakistan Line of Control. The objective of these people was to gain control of the road connecting Leh-Ladakh to India by occupying several important mountain peaks and weakening India’s position on the Siachen Glacier and posing a threat to our national identity. In this war which lasted for more than two months, the Indian Army and Air Force had killed the invaders who entered their motherland despite orders not to cross the ‘Line of Control’. Freedom has its value, which is repaid by the blood of heroes. 
Martyrdom of soldiers
In this war, more than five hundred brave warriors of India were martyred and more than 1300 were injured. Most of these jawans did not even see the 30 spring of their lives. These martyrs carried out the supreme tradition of valor and sacrifice of the Indian Army, which every Indian soldier takes before the Tricolor. These Ranbankurs also promised to come back to their families, which they fulfilled, but their arrival was unique. He returned, but in a wooden coffin. Wrapped in the same tricolor, which he had picked up to protect. The national flag before which his forehead was bowed with respect, the same tricolor was speaking to these sacrificial men of the motherland, telling his glory story.
Remnants of war
The symbols of the fourth war fought against Pakistan are seen in Kargil. There is also a bunker built in homes to avoid Pakistani shelling. With the increase in tourism, they are now being converted into guest houses and hotels. The army is very cautious even after 21 years of the Kargil war ended. The 168-km-long Line of Control that passes through Dras, Kargil, and Batalik has been greatly increased to keep an eye on it. In 1999, where it was 4000 thousand, it is now close to 20 thousand. After the completion of so many years of the victory of Kargil for which hundreds of soldiers had to be martyred, the army wants to pay tribute to them once again to show that their memories are still alive in the Fijas here.
Development of tourism
Along with Kargil, Dras and Batalik have also become popular tourist destinations. Last year around twenty thousand native tourists came here. Mohammed Hussain, who was an assistant tourism director, says that Kargil has also suffered the brunt of the worsening conditions in Kashmir. Foreign tourists are less inclined towards Kargil. But by the end of June twenty thousand native tourists had reached Kargil. Except for the development of tourism, the situation in Kargil has not changed.
There is nothing but ‘War Memorial’ in Dras. Many villages destroyed in the war have not been settled even today. In winter, the entire area is cut off from the world for six-seven months, as the ‘Zojila Pass’ connecting it to the base camp Baltal of ‘Amarnath Yatra’ is closed due to heavy snowfall. The other road to Manali-Leh also stops when Rohtang Pass is closed.
The citizens of this place are living and sociable. These six-seven months are very difficult for the local people. Their patriotism is also given by the army. The army believes that if they do not help, victory will be very difficult. It is also difficult to get ration after the pass is closed. There are plans to build a tunnel in Zojila.
The ‘Autonomous Hill Development Council’ was formed in 2003, but nothing could develop further, except to convert some high schools into higher secondary schools and open ITIs for technical education.
Some of the players here go to play ice hockey at the national level. There is also a problem with the phone signal here. Kargil in the Himalayan belt has been the center of the ancient silk route to Central Asia.
Kargil is at an equal distance from Leh, Kashmir, Janakasar, Pakistan’s occupied Kashmir, and many places in China. If the Kargil Scadru Road is opened then new avenues of trade will open. Indo-Pak agreed to open three roads a few years ago, but due to deteriorating relations, these roads have not been opened yet. The road which takes 4-5 days to complete today. After the Kargil-Skadru road opens, it can be completed in just 5-6 hours.
The most difficult battle for the army was the liberation of Tiger Hill from enemy occupation at an altitude of six and a half sixteen thousand feet. In this battle, ‘Paramveer Chakra’ winner Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav showed bravery. This hill, which is called the saga of valor, is now developing into a tourist center. Sunrise and sunset are very beautiful from here. Hence this hill is being developed as Sunrise and Sunset Point.
Crime free zone
Operation Vijay, War Memorial, Kargil
Crime in Kargil is negligible. No case has been registered in the police stations of the area to date, nor has any major theft or robbery occurred. In Kargil, boys give gifts to girls at the time of marriage, so dowry matters are not made here.
The Dras, which resonated with cannon shots eleven years ago, will now be known worldwide for polo, which is a distinct identity of the region. Recently the state government has announced a grant of one lakh rupees for internationalization of the Polo Ground of Drass-Batalik.
Polo in Dras is believed to have come from the Pakistani-occupied Baltistan. The King of Dras was married in Baltistan and Polo also accompanied the queen. The ancestors of the people of Dras also played polo. Evidence of this can be seen even today. In Dras and Batalik, polo matches would have taken place during every big and big event from Kargil Vijay Divas. This polo is similar to modern polo