New Delhi. 26 July Kargil. On the occasion of the 23rd Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Eastern Naval Command paid homage to our brave soldiers who laid down their lives fighting for our country. Vice Admiral Sreekumar Nair AVSM NM, Director General Naval Projects, Visakhapatnam, Vice Adm VK Namballa (Retd), President Navy Foundation, Shri A Mallikarjuna Visakhapatnam District Collector and Shri G Satyananadam Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer paid homage to the Veers of Kargil War in a solemn Wreath Laying Ceremony at ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial Visakhapatnam on 26 Jul 22. A Guard of Honour was paraded on the occasion. The Guard performed the ‘Salami Shastra’ and Vice Adm Sreekumar Nair placed the floral wreath. While the bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’, a two-minute silence was observed.
The Nation remembers the supreme sacrifices of Brave Heroes of the Kargil War when India successfully recaptured the covertly occupied few outposts inside the Line of Control on this day twenty three years ago. Ever since the victory in ‘Operation Vijay’, 26 Jul is celebrated the Kargil Vijay Diwas every year.
The ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial at RK Beach Road Visakhapatnam is a fitting tribute to mark the supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers who in the highest traditions of the Indian Armed Forces, made the supreme sacrifice during the 1971 INDO-PAK war. Homage is paid to our fallen heroes on important occasions like Republic Day, Independence Day, Vijay Diwas and Navy day by placing a floral wreath at the memorial.