Shillong, July 26: On the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Monday , Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Lt Gen KC Panchanathan, GOC 101 area garlanded the busts of Capt KC Nongrum, MVC (P) and Maj David Manlun, KC (P) at Rhino Heritage Museum, Rilbong point.
The two soldiers from Meghalaya laid down their lives in honour of motherland. The chief minister interacted with the families of the heroes who were also present for the occasion.
Later, Air Marshal Amit Dev, AOC-in-C Eastern Air Command, the GOC 101 area and Lt Gen PC Nair, DGAR laid wreaths at Rhino Prerna Sthal, Shillong in the memory of brave hearts who had made supreme sacrifice in Operation Vijay. The event was also attended by serving personnel and others.
July 26 is observed as Kargil Vijay Diwas in memory of soldiers who sacrificed their life in Kargil War which took place from March 3 to July of 1999. The day commemorates the success of Operation Vijay which was launched to recapture Indian territories occupied by Pakistani intruders in the Kargil-Drass sector in 1999. Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of fearless determination and exceptional valour of Indian Armed Forces.