Kargil Vijay Diwas Current Affairs - 2020

July 26: Kargil Vijay Diwas

On July 26, 2020, India marked Kargil Vijay Diwas. The Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute at National War Memorial. The day marks India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war. Highlights On July 26, 1999, Indian Government culminated “Operation Vijay” and declared victory after three-month long battle in Kargil. Kargil War The Kargil Read More…

Kargil to Kohima 4,500 km ultra-marathon to mark 20 years of ‘Vijay Diwas’: IAF

To commemorate 20 years of ‘Vijay Diwas’ or ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ (named after successful Operation Vijay), the Indian Air Force is organising an ultra-marathon named as ‘Kargil to Kohima (K2K): Glory Run’ spanning over 4,500 km from Kargil to Kohima. The marathon run was flagged off by Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa in a Read More…

IAF’s Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot to do Wingsuit Skydive Jump

Wing commander Tarun Chaudhri became 1st pilot of Indian Armed Forces (IAF) to do a Wing Suit Skydive Jump. The jump was accomplished from an altitude of 8500 feet (2590.8 meters) from a Mi-17 helicopter. This is 1st IAF Wing Suit Skydive Jump by a pilot who has flown and captained same type of helicopter. Read More…

26 July: 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on 26 July every year to remember victory of Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay in 1999 against infiltrating Pakistani troops. The year 2019, marks 20th anniversary of victory in Operation VIJAY popularly known as Kargil War, and is being celebrated with theme- Remember, Rejoice and Renew. About Read More…

Book on Fire and Fury Corps of Army released

Coffee table book titled ‘Fire and Fury Corps– Saga of Valour, Fortitude and Sacrifice,‘ a repository of exemplary valour of Fire and Fury Corps and their utmost dedication to nation was released. The book was released in Leh, in J&K by Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh on the occasion of nation celebrating 20th Read More…