Good morning to everyone in this room. Sincere thanks to the principal, the teachers, and my dear friends. I’m here to give a speech on Kargil Vijay Diwas. India is renowned for never having invaded or imposed war on another nation.
But when someone assaults our nation, we don’t back down; instead, we strike back fiercely. For the sake of defending our cherished nation, our courageous soldiers put their lives on the line. Kargil Vijay Diwas was one of those days, and I commend the warriors for their valor.
On the first post of Kashmir’s Kargil District, the Indian and Pakistani soldiers engaged in a bloody fight in 1999. The major objective of the Pakistani army was to break the links that connected Kashmir and Ladakh. The Pakistani forces originally reached the area governed by India after crossing the Line of Control or LOC.
Later, when suspicious persons were seen crossing the LOC, local shepherds alerted the army. To investigate further, the Indian Army moved more troops from Ladakh to the Kargil area, where they discovered that the Pakistani army had also crossed the LOC.
To reclaim their claim to the country, both troops began the fire. Later, the Indian Air Force entered the conflict and cleared the valley of all invaders. Pakistan withdrew its forces from the LOC region in response to the Indian army’s intensifying attacks and pressure from President Bill Clinton of the United States of America at the time.
On July 26, 1999, the conflict came to a close, and Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Indian Prime Minister at the time, pronounced “Operation Vijay” a success. Since that time, the day has been known as Kargil Vijay Diwas or Kargil War Day. Thank you.