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Every year on July 26, Kargil Vijay Diwas, commonly referred to as Kargil Victory Day, is observed to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Indo-Pak War. The day honours the soldiers from India who gave their lives throughout the protracted conflict.

Every year on this day, the Prime Minister honours the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at the India Gate in Delhi, and numerous events are planned across the country.

The entire Kargil War:

Over the years, tensions between the two neighbours have remained high since the 1971 conflict that resulted in the foundation of Bangladesh. Both countries were making their best attempts to control the Siachen Glacier by creating military outposts on the nearby mountain ridges, despite the fact that they had only occasionally engaged in direct hostilities.

After both nations conducted nuclear tests in 1998, the tension increased. In February 1999, the Lahore Declaration was ratified in an effort to calm the situation. A peaceful and bilateral resolution to the Kashmir dispute was offered in the declaration.

However, in order to control all military and civilian movements during the winter of 1998–1999, Pakistani armed forces secretly trained and dispatched troops to cross the LOC into Indian territory and occupied fortified defences overlooking NH 1A in Kargil's Drass and Batalik Sectors of the Ladakh region.