Kargil – Dras War Memorial

Situated on the foothills of Tololing Hill lies a monument that serves as an epitaph of the unfolding of one of the most important events in the history of this country. In 1999, Operation Vijay (Victory) was launched by the Indian Army to reclaim territories captured by Pakistani forces. Fierce battles were fought and many brave soldiers faced immense danger; they fought for their country, they risked their lives for their country, they laid down their lives for their country and in the end, “Vijay” was achieved.

The Kargil War Memorial was founded in the honour of those who sacrificed their lives for our country.

The memorial chronicles the story of Operation Vijay and the bravery and courage of the soldiers who fought the battles of Tololing Hill, Tiger Hill and the surrounding areas.

From the memorial, Tololing Hill, Tiger Hill and Point 4875 (Batra Top) can be seen. The memorial itself hoists a 37.5 feet by 25 feet National Flag on a 100 feet high flagpole.

Alongside the flag is the memorial made out of pink Chitter Stone with a brass plate in the background that is engraved with the names of all soldiers who laid down their lives during the war.

On July 26, Vijay Diwas celebrated all across the country to commemorate Operation Vijay.


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