Army Chief pays homage to Martyrs on the 17th Aniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff paid homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY at the COAS (4)historic War Memorial at Dras today. He was accompanied by Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command, and GOC Fire and Fury Corps. The Army Chief also interacted with the veer naaris, awardees and relatives of martyrs during the event. Speaking on the occasion, the Army Chief paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices and expressed his gratitude to the martyrs, their NOK and Veer Naris.COAS (8)

 The 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations started with great fervor and enthusiasm under the aegis of Leh Corps from 21 July 2016. The week long celebrations included many events involving the local citizens especially the youth and children of Dras and Kargil regions. The solemn memorial service is scheduled at the War memorial in the evening and the celebrations will come to a close with formal wreath laying ceremony by Army Commander, Northern Command on 26 July 2016.COAS (7)