Gen Dalbir Singh, Chief of the Army Staff paid homage to the martyrs of OP VIJAY at the historic Kargil War Memorial at Drass on 25 July 2016. 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 Naris, 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.
The 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations started with great fervour and enthusiasm under the aegis of Fire and Fury Corps from 21 July 2016. The week long celebrations included many events involving the local citizens especially the youth and children of Drass and Kargil regions. The solemn memorial service is scheduled at the War memorial in the evening today and the celebrations will come to a close with formal wreath laying ceremony by Army Commander, Northern Command on 26 July 2016.