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Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017: Indian Army Division on a Cycling Expedition from Leh to Delhi

New Delhi, July 26, 2017: On this day, July 26, 18 years ago, the Indian Army won back the high outposts in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, sacrificing life and limb to fight back Pakistani intruders.

Updated:Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 00:13

Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017: Indian Army Division on a Cycling Expedition from Leh to DelhiNew Delhi, July 26, 2017: On this day, July 26, 18 years ago, the Indian Army won back the high outposts in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, sacrificing life and limb to fight back Pakistani intruders.

The Kargil War of 1999 was the first direct war between India and Pakistan in nearly 30 years, and today marks the end of conflict and victory of India. The Kargil War Memorial in Dras stands as a symbol of the war, dedicated to the young, brave lives lost in the conflict. To commemorate the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017, the Indian Army are currently on a 1,100 km trans-Himalayan cycling expedition that will end today.

The expedition started from Leh on July 11, spreading the message of unity, peace and the spirit of the Indian Army and the sacrifices and bravery of the soldiers who fought in the war. The expeditionary team reached out to civilians and veterans along the way to spread their message, and will end their grueling tour today in Delhi. The 15-member team is part of the prestigious and highly-decorated 8 Mountain Division of the Indian Army.

Source: India.com

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