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Security personnel keep vigil during shutdown in Kargil.

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A view of a deserted street during shutdown in Kargil.

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Indian army soldiers hoist the National flag from the strategic hill in the Drass-Kargil area. It was on July 26, 1999, Indian Army had declared successful culmination of 'Operation Vijay', declaring a victory after nearly three-month-long battles against Pakistan on the icy heights of Kargil. India had lost around 500 soldiers in the war.

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18 Grenadiers during Kargil war

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Indian soldiers after winning a battle during the Kargil War.

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Victorious soldiers of 17 Jat in Mushkoh Valley

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Indian soldiers stockpilling artillery shells near Kargil.

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Indian soldiers during Kargil war, Jammu & Kashmir.

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Indian artillery in the Batalik sector

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Indian Soldiers Fire Artillery during Kargil War

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Preparing for another round of shelling

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Indian soldiers at Sando top in Drass sector during Kargil war

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Indian soldiers during Kargil war, Jammu & Kashmir.

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A Bofors gun fires in the Kargil war

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Indian army soldiers fire Bofors gun during Kargil War

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In this Nov 18, 2001 file photo the then defence minister George Fernandes takes a view through a heavy machine gun, seized from the Pakistan army in Kargil. Veteran socialist George Fernandes, who was the defence minister in the NDA government headed by the late Atal Bihari Vajpayee, passed away Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019, following a prolonged illness. Fernandes was 88.

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An Army paratrooper performs at a function to commemorate the victory of Indian Army in 1965 Indo-Pak War at Nagrota Garrison, Jammu.

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Vivek Oberoi paying floral tributes at Amar Jawan on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in Nagpur.

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Senior BJP leader Ram Lal (L) looks on as CRPF personnel pay homage on the occasion on " Kargil Vijay Divas" organised by party's Ex-Servicemen Cell at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi.

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Tololing mountain decorated with torch lights by army jawans during the 16th anniversary of Operation Vijay of Kargil war in Jammu and Kashmir.

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In this photo, Prime Minister Narendra Modi with soldiers.

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Naval soldiers after paying homage to Kargil martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' at India Gate on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi.

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Soldiers paying homage to Kargil martyrs at 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' at India Gate on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar , Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh Suhag,Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral P Murugesan and Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Arup Raha paying homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi

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Army daredevils performing stunts at Drass Sector of district Kargil on Friday as part of celebrations of 16th anniversary of Operation Vijay.

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Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed addresses a huge gathering at Kargil Park.

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The Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel of Air Force Station Bathinda paying tribute to Late Squadron leader, Ajay Ahuja who was martyred, during Indo-Pak Kargil conflict, in Punjab.

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BJP National Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi addresses a public meeting at Kargil and Dras, J&K.

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Congress workers celebrating their victory in Ladakh Hill Development Council, at Kargil on Friday. Congress won 11 seats while National Conference won 8 seats.

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Women voters of Tumail-Kargil wait to cast their votes at a polling station near Kargil during Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), elections.

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Army bands play martial tunes as part of the two day programme organised to celebrate 14th anniversary of operation vijay, Indian answer to evict Pakistani intrusion in 1999 Kargil war at Kargil.

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Army jawans and officers pay tributes at the Kargil war memorial at the base of famous Tololing feature as a part of the 14th anniversary of Operation Vijay to commemorate the Kargil war in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Pak soldiers (or mujahideen?) in Kargil during the war, June ’99

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Enemy fire Pak troops firing at Indian troops in Dras sector

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Grinning general V.P. Malik tells media of Op Vijay’s success

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Indian artillery barrage during Kargil war

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An army officer shouts near the war memorial during the Kargil Vijay Diwas, in Srinagar.

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Mother of a Kargil war martyr breaks down while paying floral tributes at the Drass memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Defense Minister A. K. Antony, second right, speaks to Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma, right, Army Chief General Bikram Singh, second left, and Air Force Chief N.A.K. Browne after paying tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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Army Chief General Bikram Singh pays tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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Soldiers from the three defence forces pay tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delhi.

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Soldiers from the three defence forces pay tribute at India Gate war memorial on the 13th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War in New Delh. Thursday marks the second day of the two-day celebrations of the 13th anniversary of its victory in the Kargil conflict, the 1999 conflict with Pakistan that raged for three months across the disputed Kashmir region had nearly brought the nuclear neighbors to a war.

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July 12, 1999

Honorary Lt. Col M.S. Dhoni, captain of Indian cricket team, arrives to lay a wreath at Kargil War Memorial in Kargil.

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In this Friday, Feb. 3, 2012 photo provided by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), is a rare sighting of a snow leopard, known as Pantheria Uncia,as it is photographed by an infrared remote camera in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. One of the most endangered of the large cats, the snow leopard was historically found from Afghanistan in the west to Arunachal Pradesh in the east and as far north as Mongolia

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AICC General Secretary Rahul Gandhi being greeted on his arrival at Kargil. Rahul Gandhi is on 2-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.

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A female Army captain lighting candles at the War Memorial to pay tribute to Kargil War heroes on the occasion of Vijay Diwas at Drass in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Army chief Gen. V K Singh, right, pays homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan across the disputed Kashmir region at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi.

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Young Ladakhi girls perform during a function to mark the Vijay Diwas at Drass in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Army personnel paying tributes to the Martyrs of Kargil War at Umbala Top 11500 ft high from Drass in front 'Tiger Hill' which was Re-Captured by Army on 25th July 1999, during celebrations of ‘Operation Vijay Diwas-2011’ Remembering Kargil Heros on the 12th anniversary of the victory, at Drass in Jammu and Kashmir.

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A view of Bamiyan Buddha's statue in Kargil

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A view of the new place at Waha village in Kargil

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Union Home Minister P Chidambaram (L) wears a traditional attire as he interacts with officials during his visit to Kargil.

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The much-maligned Bofors guns in action in Kargil, ’99

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People light candles in memory of martyrs of the Kargil war as they celebrate the Kargil Vijay Divas in Bhopal.

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A group of army fans participate in a candle light vigil to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, or Kargil Victory Day, in Bangalore. Vijay Diwas named after Operation Vijay, is to celebrate the victory of the military operation in 1999 at Kargil, the first Pakistani push into the Indian-held part of Kashmir since the 1971 war between the two countries. The offensive nearly brought the nuclear neighbors to a new conflict.

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Army personnel raise slongan during wreath laying ceremony at war memorial at Drass on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations in J & K.

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People watching a Polo match at Drass sector of Kargil district, as part of a two day programme organised by the Army to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Operation Vijay, India's victory in Kargil conflict.

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Gursharan Kaur pays tribute, as she breaks a coconut, at Amar Jawan Jyoti to markthe 10th Kargil Victory Day.

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An Indian Army paratrooper with a backdrop of Tiger Hill and Tololing Ridge at Drass as he comes in to land. India celebrates the tenth anniversary of Kargil Victory Day, marking the end of the Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan.

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Air Marshal NAK Browne pays tribute to Kargil war martyrs at Siachen on the 10th Kargil Victory Day.

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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, salutes as he pays homage to martyr soldiers at the India Gate war memorial in New Delhi. Sunday was observed as Victory Day to mark the tenth anniversary of India's victory over Pakistani intruders at Kargil.

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