Veteran Col RPC's elucidation is correct. I have a suggestion to make.
No war has been so politicised as that of Kargil Operation. BJP still calls it Vijay Diwas. As for the Congress, 16 Dec is the only Vijay Divas ( strange reason is that we did not cross the IB or the LOC in Kargil War). As Veterans we can call the Kargil War as the "Kargil Valour Day".
The reason is that the Victory was entirely due to the valiant efforts of our young Officers, JCOs, NCOs & Jawans. The entire series of battles were fought by NOT even company level sub units, but by platoons & assault teams of section level. The victory was scripted by their blood & guts; tenacity & determination; pure courage & in many cases in the face of certain death. Patriotism at its zenith! Let us remember those Valiant Soldiers, on 26 July every year, by dedicating that day to their Valour. This is applicable to the Air Warriors also.
In History, very few wars have been won, by Valour alone!!
Col (Retd) TN Raman
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