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The ______ of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated across India on 26 July 2018.
1. 16th anniversary
2. 17th anniversary
3. 19th anniversary
4. 18th anniversary

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : 19th anniversary

The correct answer is the 19th anniversary.

  • The 19th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas was celebrated across India on 26 July 2018.

  • Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on 26th July every year.
  • On this day, the country remembers the extreme valour, sacrifice, and exemplary courage of Indian soldiers during the 1999 Kargil war.
  • This year, 2020 nation is celebrating the 21 years of victory in the Kargil war.
  • It was in 1999 that a high-altitude mountain war broke out along the peaks of Kargil near the Line of Control, the de-facto border that divides Kashmir between the two nations. 
  • The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict fought between India and Pakistan from May to July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control

  • Operation Vijay
    • The operation was launched by the Indian Army twice in Indian history.
    • The first Operation Vijay was launched in 1961 that led to the capture of Goa, Anjediva islands, and Daman and Diu.
    • The second operation was launched in 1999. Both the operations were of huge success.
    • However, the Kargil Vijay However, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is marked on the culmination of the Kargil war. July 26 is celebrated as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” every year to mark the successful completion of “Operation Vijay” that ended the 3-month war along the Line of Control.
    • Nearly 490 Indian army officers, soldiers, and jawans were martyrs during the course of the battle.
  • Operation White Sea
    • The operation White Sea was also launched during the Kargil war, 1999.
    • During the operation, the Indian Air Force jointly acted with the Indian Army to flush out regular and irregular troops of the Pakistani army.

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