Srinagar : As a run-up to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas, the ‘Kargil Victory Flame’ arrived at Khanabal Military Garrison in Anantnag district amidst great fanfare, a Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman said.
The Victory Flame was flagged off from Udhampur-based headquarters of Northern command on June 17.
The event witnessed wreath laying by Indian Army officials, civil administration officials, senior officers from Jammu & Kashmir Police and CRPF to pay homage to the brave soldiers killed during the Kargil War.
Kargil war veterans present on the solemn occasion were felicitated and their immense contribution in the service of the motherland was remembered.
The cornerstone of the event was that it provided everyone present, especially the younger generation, with an opportunity to cherish the historically significant and momentous victory achieved by the Indian Armed forces over Pakistan, he added.