2-day Kargil war commemorations begin
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Drass, July 25: Army today began the two-day celebrations of the 12th anniversary of its victory in the 1999 Kargil war in this sub-sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
A presentation, marking the beginning of the two-day fiesta, about the war at the Umpa La ridge, which provides a panoramic view to most of the battlefields around Drass town, 150 kms from summer capital Srinagar, where Indian and Pakistan forces battled each other in rough terrain and extreme conditions, was held.
The Umpa La ridge, at an altitude of 11,500 meters from the sea level, overlooks the Drass town and the National Highway 1-D.
The ridge also provides a clear view of Mushkok valley, Tiger Hill, Three Pimples, Tololing range, Tololing top and many other crucial peaks where Indian officers and soldiers died battling the Pakistani forces, who had acquired the vantage points on the mountain tops.
The presentation was witnessed by officers and soldiers, who are currently posted at Drass and by those officers and soldiers who were part of the Indian army during the war, who were drawn from
the Northern Light Infantry, the elite commando unit Special Services Group and fighters from the militants groups.
Relatives of slain army officers and soldiers also attended the presentation ceremony.
A two-minute silence was also observed by the participants to pay tribute to the officers and soldiers who lost their lives in the battle.
The two-day commemoration will also include a wreath laying ceremony at the war memorial, a polo match, sainik samelam (soldiers meet), memorial service, band display and ‘Beating the Retreat’.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Jul 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 25 Jul 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 26 Jul 2011 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- Tarigami joins lecturers’ rally
- Taj for immediate restoration of protection bunds
- Govt to upgrade Heewan, Khanpora medical centres
- Electrical employees hold strike
- ‘Ensure time bound stocking of food grains in Leh’
- Nayeem decry govt action
- Need to start writing, communication skills courses in KU: Prof Talat
- JKYT celebrates 39th annual day
- Inqillabi for demilitarization of Kashmir
- Govt employee found dead
- 4-month old kid dies of alleged negligence at GB Pant
- Expedite probe: Court to SIT
- 2-day Kargil war commemorations begin
- Saudi Arabia to recruit JK youth
- Mehbooba visits family of Mohsin Wani
- Hurriyat (G) condemns
- Villagers stall Kishanganga project work
- Hurriyat (G) for shutdown in Kreeri on July 28
- Jammu CU to have a V-C soon: Sibal to Omar
- Use PSA against corrupt officials: Er Rasheed to Govt
‘ASKS GOVT TO LISTEN TO THEM’
Srinagar, July 25: The State Secretary of CPI (M), M Y Tarigami, on Monday joined college lecturers, who have been staging protests since last month against government’s failure to fulfill their demands More
- Srinagar City
Seeks upgradation of facilities for devotees
SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI
Srinagar, July 25: The Makhdoom Sahib (RA) shrine management has appealed the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who is also the Chairman of Muslim Wakf Board to upgrade the hillock shrine and also provide More
Caught In Red Tape, Project Yet To Get Finance Deptt Clearance
Jammu, July 25: The proposal for fully equipped Quick Rescue Teams (QRTs), to be deployed with ambulances for immediate rescue operations in times of road accidents on highways in the state, has been stuck More
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, July 25: The newly elected representatives of PaK Legislative Assembly on Monday elected Sardar Ghulam Sadiq as speaker and Shaheen Kousar Dar as the Deputy Speaker of the Legislative body.& More
- South Asia
REZAUL H LASKAR/PTI
Islamabad, July 25: Pakistan plans to add 24 nuclear-capable, short-range missiles capable of hitting all major Indian cities to its arsenal this year, reflecting a urge in the security establishment to More
New Delhi, July 25: Former telecom minister A. Raja Monday sought to drag Prime Minister Manmohan Singh into the 2G spectrum case, prompting the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to seek his and More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Seoul, July 25: India today signed a "historic" civil nuclear cooperation agreement with South Korea, paving the way for the possibility of Seoul exporting its atomic power plants. The agreement, More