On July 26, 19 years back, The Indian Army took over all the Indian Posts in Kargil that was captured by Pakistan’s army. Since then, this day has been observed in the memories of those who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War. As being one of the best schools in Panchkula, we deem it necessary to make our students aware of The Kargil War.
The war begun in May 1999 and ended in July 1999 with the Victory of India and Pakistani trespassers were thrown out. In the first week of May 1999 Indian Army received information about the infiltrators crossing the border and coming to Kargil and occupying it. Initially, it was felt that they were ‘Mujahideen’, but soon it came under notice that it was Pakistani Army that captured some of the posts including ‘Tiger Hill’. The capture of Tiger Hill boiled the blood of the young soldiers of Indian Army and they launched “Operation Vijay”. The infiltrators, even before the war, positioned themselves in key locations to get a strategic advantage before the start of the war, but The Indian Army was not less! They Positioned 5 independent brigades, 5 infantry divisions, and 44 battalions of paramilitary troops in Kashmir. Eventually, The Indian Air Force (IAF) was also called forward and 60 Frontline aircraft were deployed. However, the IAF didn’t cross the line of control and attacked from within the LOC.
The end result is known! India Won! The sacrifices made by The Indian Army did not go in vain. We at Hallmark Public School, being one of the Top schools in Panchkula, believe it to be necessary to teach students about The Indian History and enlighten them about the sacrifices made by the soldiers in our country so that one day they grow up to be true patriots.