Kargil Vijay Diwas

Meet The Only Hindu Family Of Kargil

KARGIL, LADAKH: Perhaps no family in Kargil attracts as much attention as Deols for they remind us of what our country stands for, Unity In Diversity.  Being the only Hindu family among the 1.7 lakh population of Kargil district, young Rishi Deol and his father Ravinder Nath, are proud of the town that is close […]

Last Village On Indo-Pak Border: Preserving Memories Of 1971 War

  HUNDERMAN, KARGIL: At first impression, Hunderman looked like a haunted village with abandoned houses. But on a careful look, one can find that the last village on the Indo-Pak Line of Control, just 10 kms from the city of Kargil, carefully preserves the memories of the 1971 war. The village houses a one-room museum […]

Vijay Diwas Special: Kargil Shepherd Who 1st Spotted Pakistanis In 1999

DRASS/ KARGIL: More than two decades later, Mohammad Yusuf Lone’s memory is still fresh as morning dew. The former army man from Khandial in Drass was tending his animals at Tololing Hill when he first spotted the presence of Pakistani troops. Lone’s instinct quickly sensed the possibilities and he promptly informed the presence of enemies […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: School, That Rose From Rubble, Salutes Martyrs Of War

DRASS/KARGIL: From the rubble of the war, the Government Higher Secondary School in the border village of Pashkum rose like a phoenix to become a symbol of undying resilience in the face of adversity. More than two decades later, the school paid homage to the martyrs of the Indian armed forces who laid their lives […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: The 1999 War Hero Who Died A Month Later

DRASS/KARGIL: Rakhi is meant to celebrate the beautiful relationship between a brother and a sister. But for Asha Ahluwalia, Rakhi brings the painful memories of her heroic brother Major Sudhir Walia who fought during the Kargil War. While Major Walia survived the war, he died a month later fighting the terrorists in the jungles of […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Indian Army Pays Homage To Its Heroes

SRINAGAR: Kargil War is testimony to the unparalleled saga of raw grit, stoic courage and unmatched resolve of the Indian soldier, fighting in adverse weather conditions in one of the most treacherous terrain. To commemorate the 23rd ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, a host of events were organised under the aegis of Northern Command, culminating in the […]

Nobody Can Match Indian Army’s Valour: BJP Prez Nadda

NEW DELHI: Paying rich tributes to the Indian Army for their sacrifices, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda said that nobody can match the Indian Army’s eternal strength and valour and this gives us confidence that victory will always be ours. Nadda was speaking at an event to mark the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: 23 Yrs On, Ladakh Men Serve As Porters To Army

DRASS/KARGIL: A lot had changed since 1999 when Pakistan cast its evil eyes on India. However, the memories of the Kargil war still linger in the minds of the locals, many of whom provided logistical support to the brave Indian soldiers who faced the bullets of the Pakistan army intruders. The New Indian visited the […]

Kargil Diwas: 5 Most Inspiring Bollywood Movies About Indian Army

NEW DELHI: 26th July is a red-letter day in the annals of India and is celebrated as the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. On this day in 1999, the gallant Indian soldiers annihilated Pakistani forces and ousted them from the areas around Kargil. On this occasion, The New Indian talks about five Bollywood films which pay rich […]

Kargil Vijay Diwas: An Evening To Our Gallant Heroes

SRINAGAR: Tunes of patriotic songs reverberated in the atmosphere, swelling one with pride, as the Army Wives Welfare Association (AWWA) paid homage to our gallant heroes who laid their lives protecting us from the evil designs of our neighbour during the Kargil war. The AWWA organised a special evening with the gallantry award winners, the […]