Kargil Vijay Diwas 2023: The Complete Timeline of the Kargil War

Today, July 26, we are observing the 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas. This is the day to commemorate our sacrifices and the ultimate victory in one of the major wars between India and Pakistan.

Saumya Updated: Jul 26, 2023 12:43 PM IST

Timeline of the Kargil War

Timeline of the Kargil War

On July 26, 2023, India will celebrate the 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Twenty-four years have passed since the great Indo-Pak war ended. The Kargil War was a major military conflict between India and Pakistan that lasted for two months. The war began on May 3 in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, and ended on July 26, 1999. The conflict began when Pakistani troops and militants infiltrated Indian-administered territory and occupied several strategic heights along of the Line of Control. (LoC).

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On the occasion of the 24th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Lieutenant General MV Suchindra Kumar #VCOASVice Admiral Sanjay Jasjit Singh #VCNSAir Marshal A.P. Singh #VCAS and Lt Gen JP Mathew #CISC Wreaths were laid at the National War Memorial. #NWM and paid tribute to the #bravehearts of… pic.twitter.com/JfCJ2zK3We

— ADG PI – INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi)
July 26, 2023

#KargilVijayDiwas BSF salutes the brave heroes of Kargil for their courage and sacrifice. As an ever-vigilant BSF unit manned its posts in Chhenigund area, Shri SS Yadav, Deputy Commander made the supreme sacrifice in the highest traditions of the Force during the Kargil War.… pic.twitter.com/RHKTkjbv7W

-BSF (@BSF_India)
July 26, 2023

#LOOK | Ladakh | Chief of Defense Staff (CDS) General Anil Chauhan lays a wreath at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass and pays tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War.#KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/Pk92rpMH0Y

— AIN (@ANI)
July 26, 2023

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Timeline of the Kargil War

Here is the full timeline of the Kargil War:

May 3, 1999


Source: Wikipedia

  • Local herdsmen in Kargil alert the Indian Army to Pakistani troops and militants in the region.

May 5, 1999

  • Jawans from the Indian Army are dispatched to patrol the area. Five officers are captured by the Pakistani army and later killed.

May 5, 1999

  • The Pakistan Army destroys the Indian Army’s ammunition depots in Kargil.

May 10 – May 25, 1999

  • The detection of new infiltration prompts the strategic deployment of additional forces in Kargil.
  • The Indian Army responds to the escalating situation in Kargil by mobilizing its troops from Kashmir to reinforce the region.
  • The Indian Army launches ‘Operation Vijay’ to recapture the heights held by Pakistani troops.

May 26, 1999

  • Indian Air Force (IAF) launches ‘Operation Safed Sagar’ and initiates airstrikes against Pakistani positions.

May 27 – May 28, 1999


Source: Indian Tribune

  • Three IAF aircraft, MiG-21, MiG-27 and Mi-17, are shot down by Pakistani forces.

May 31, 1999

  • The then Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, announces a “war situation” with Pakistan.

June 1, 1999

  • Pakistan begins shelling the National Highway 1 in Kashmir and Ladakh.

June 5, 1999

  • India releases documents recovered from three Pakistani soldiers officially confirming Pakistan’s direct involvement in the conflict.

June 9, 1999


Source: Indiandefencereview

  • The Indian Army captures two important positions in the Batalik sector.

June 10, 2023

  • Pakistan returns six mutilated bodies of Indian Jat Regiment troops.

June 11, 1999

  • India releases another proof of Pakistani army’s involvement in the infiltration, which is an intercepted conversation between COAS General Pervez Musharraf and CGS Lt. Gen. Aziz Khan.

June 13, 1999


Source: Rediff

  • Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee visits Kargil and addresses the troops.
  • Indian Army recaptures Tololing Heights.
  • Pakistani troops and militia launch a counter-offensive but are repulsed by the Indian Army.

June 15, 1999

  • The then US President Bill Clinton forces the then Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, to urgently withdraw all Pakistani troops and irregular forces from Kargil.

June 29, 1999

  • Pakistani forces withdraw from Indian-administered Kashmir under pressure from Pakistan’s federal government.

July 4, 1999

  • Indian Army recaptures Tiger Hill.
  • Pakistani troops withdraw from the Batalik sector.

July 5, 1999


Source: Telegraph India

  • After meeting with President Bill Clinton, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif officially announces the withdrawal of Pakistani forces from Kargil.
  • Indian forces quickly take control of Dras

July 12, 1999

  • Pakistani troops complete their withdrawal from Kargil. Nawaz Sharif proposes talks with India.

July 14, 1999

  • Prime Minister Bajpayee declares “Operation Vijay” a success and sets the conditions for talks with Pakistan.

July 26, 1999


Source: DD News

  • The Kargil War is officially declared over.
  • Indian forces emerge victorious.

India’s victory in this war was not without sacrifices. More than five hundred brave soldiers made the ultimate sacrifice in their unwavering dedication to protect the nation and defend its integrity. These brave individuals prioritized their country and its values ​​above their own lives, and it was their selflessness that ultimately led us to victory. Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day to remember and salute the ultimate sacrifices made by our brave soldiers. Jai Hind!

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