Gwalior, June 24: Commemorating 20 years of the Kargil War, the Indian Air Force Force (IAF) on Monday recreated Tiger Hill attack and displayed aircraft used during the 'Operation Vijay'. Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa was the Chief Guest at the event. Several gallantry award winners, both serving and retired, who had participated in 'Operation Vijay' also attended the event at the Gwalior Air Base.
A senior IAF official on Sunday had said, "There will be symbolic recreation of the Tiger Hill attack that took place during the Kargil War in 1999. And, there would be a static display of Mirage-2000 and other aerial assets used during the war.” IAF Chief BS Dhanoa Flies MiG-21, Leads 'Missing Man Formation' to Pay Tribute to Kargil Martyr Ajay Ahuja; Watch Video.
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#WATCH Commemorating 20 years of #KargilWar, Indian Air Force at Gwalior Air Base recreates Tiger Hill attack and display aircraft used during 'Operation Vijay'. #MadhyaPradesh pic.twitter.com/K3kh4FPnXW
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Mirage-2000 aircraft played a crucial role in the battles fought during the war and also hit enemy targets bunkered in at the Tiger Hill. A number of events have been planned by the Army in Delhi and Dras in Jammu and Kashmir next month to mark the 20th anniversary of the 'Kargil Vijay Diwas', officials earlier said. The anniversary celebrations for this year will be spread over three days from July 25-27.
The celebrations in the national capital will begin on July 14 with the illumination of a 'Victory Flame' from the National War Memorial here, which would traverse through 11 towns and cities to finally culminate at Dras where it will be merged with the eternal flame at the 'Kargil War Memorial', he said.
Last month, Kargil war veterans Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa and 14 Corps Commander Lt Gen. YK Joshi paid homage to the IAF soldiers who lost their lives when an Mi-17 was shot down by Pakistan during the war. They flew a missing man formation in Uttar Pradesh's Sarsawa on the 20th anniversary of the attack.
(With inputs from PTI)