Author is not an alien

Author is not an alien
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Tuesday, June 18, 2013


VIJAY DIWAS-The day when our Indian Armed forces won a war at Kargil, the war against Pakistan in 1999 The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC Chief Of Army showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces,  Indian Army, later on supported by the Indian Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LOC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants
And how easily we overlook this supreme sacrifice sayint it’s a soldier’s duty  
The war till date remains a tale of Valor ,bravery and struggle among inhospitable terrains ,logistics crunch and High altitude warfare One of the reason why Kargil was targeted was that the terrain surrounding it led to preemptive  seizure of unoccupied military position,akin to a fortress,so the army at higher position had the strategic advantage of position
DATE (1999)
May 3
Pakistani intrusion in Kargil reported by local shepherds
May 5
Indian Army patrol sent up; Five Indian soldiers captured and tortured to death.
May 9
Heavy shelling by Pakistan Army damages ammunition dump in Kargil
May 10
Infiltrations first noticed in Dras, Kaksar and Mushkoh sectors
Indian Army moves in more troops from Kashmir Valley to Kargil Sector
May 26
IAF launches air strikes against infiltrators
May 27
IAF loses two fighters — MiG-21 and MiG-27;. Flt Lt Nachiketa taken POW
May 28
IAF MI-17 shot down by Pakistan; four air crew dead
June 1
Pakistan steps up attacks; bombs NH 1A
June 5
Indian Army releases documents recovered from three Pakistani soldiers indicating Pakistan’s involvement
June 6
Indian Army launches major offensive in Kargil
June 9
Indian Army re-captures two key positions in the Batalic sector
June 11
India releases intercepts of conversation between Pakistani Army Chief Gen Pervez Musharraf, while on a visit to China and Chief of General Staff Lt Gen Aziz Khan in Rawalpindi, as proof of Pakistani Army’s involvement
June 13
Indian Army secures Tololing in Dras
June 15
US President Bill Clinton, in a telephonic conversation, asks Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to pull out from Kargil
June 29
Indian Army captures two vital posts — Point 5060 and Point 5100 near Tiger Hill
July 2
Indian Army launches three-pronged attack in Kargil
July 4
Indian Army recaptures Tiger Hill after an 11-hour battle
July 5
Indian Army takes control of Dras. Sharif announces Pakistani army’s withdrawal from Kargil following his meeting with Clinton
July 7
India recaptures Jubar Heights in Batalik
July 11
Pakistan begins pullout; India captures key peaks in Batalik
July 14
Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee declares Operation Vijay a success. Government sets condition for talks with Pakistan
July 26
Kargil conflict officially comes to an end. Indian Army announces complete eviction of Pak intruders
Gallantry awards
A number of Indian soldiers earned awards for gallantry during the campaign.[79]
·         Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, 18 Grenadiers, Param Vir Chakra
·         .Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey, 1/11 Gorkha Rifles, Param Vir Chakra, Posthumous
·         Captain Vikram Batra, 13 JAK Rifles, Param Vir Chakra, Posthumous
·         Rifleman Sanjay Kumar, 13 JAK Rifles, Param Vir Chakra
·         Captain Anuj Nayyar,17 JAT Regiment, Maha Vir Chakra, Posthumous
·         Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari, 18 Grenadiers, Maha Vir Chakra, Posthumous
·         Major Saravanan, 1 Bihar, Vir Chakra, Posthumous
·         Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja, Indian Air Force, Vir Chakra, Posthumous

This Vijay Diwas ,light a candle in name of these bravehearts of Indian land,say a thankyou to them because they never winked for a second before laying out their life for their motherland
I Salute, 
The Army, 
who risk their lives for their country.
I Salute, 
The Soldiers, 
who marched to the boundries of our Nation
to serve our Motherland.
I Salute, 
The Soldiers, 
who fight the enemy, 
facing bullets
falling to death from high ridges.
No one hear their scream.
Its such a lonely Death.
They are Our Infentry Men! 

Our hats off to such a Soldiers, 
who moves
to die for the nation.
They know, they have a duty, 
they have a pledge, 
they have a promise to keep! 

The Soldiers move forward, 
never asking question
never expecting an answer.

In the face of Death, 
facing bullets
dying alone in the snow.

That is what Our Soldiers are..... Sehar

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