The Government of India responded with Operation Vijay, a mobilization of 200,000 Indian troops. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days and the condition became worst due to its high altitude and rough terrain and natural habitat. Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister at that time. PM declared the operation as successful on July 14, but it was officially declared closed on July 26 1999.
Bravehearts, who sacrificed their lives during the Kargil War to defend the nation and their fellow soldiers:
- Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav (18 Grenadiers) – Param Vir Chakra
- Lieutenant Manoj Kumar Pandey (1/11 Gorkha Rifles) – Param Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Captain Vikram Batra (13 JAK Rifles) – Param Vir Chakra, Posthumous (“Sher Shah Of Kargil”)
- Rifleman Sanjay Kumar (13 JAK Rifles) – Param Vir Chakra
- Captain Anuj Nayyar (17 JAT Regiment) – Maha Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Major Rajesh Singh Adhikari (18 Grenadiers) – Maha Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Captain Haneef-u-ddin (11 Rajputana Rifles) – Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Major Mariappan Saravanan (1 Bihar) – Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja (Indian Air Force) – Vir Chakra, Posthumous
- Havildar Chuni Lal (8 JAK LI) – Vir Chakra and Sena-Medal for gallantry and posthumously awarded Ashoka Chakra as a Naib Subedar.
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