Will Not Allow Another Kargil, Says Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag At Victory Anniversary

25/07/2015 2:34 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Incoming head of the Indian Army Lt. General Dalbir Singh Suhag inspects a guard of honour prior to joining office in New Delhi on August 1, 2014. Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag has taken over as the head of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army, succeeding General Bikram Singh. AFP PHOTO/Prakash SINGH (Photo credit should read PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images)

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on Saturday said the armed forces will not let another Kargil-like conflict to take place.

After paying tributes to the Kargil war martyrs at a memorial here, he said the “Army won’t allow another Kargil”.

Though the celebrations to mark the 16th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War, also called Vijay Diwas, began on July 20, the main functions will be held today and tomorrow. Army will hold a memorial service at the Kargil War Memorial where prayers by religious leaders will be held.

They will be followed by lighting of lamps. The wreath laying ceremony for the martyrs will be held on Sunday which will be followed by an interaction with Veer Naris.

The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers, a bulk of them drawn from its Northern Light Infantry, and irregulars withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. In the conflict, the Indian Army lost 490 officers, soldiers and jawans.

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