MHRD’s Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020 Quiz. Ministry of HRD is organizing a national level quiz on Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020 to commemorate the contribution of the warriors of Kargil war. The quiz is being organized between July 23 to July 25, 2020. The link through which the students can participate given below. Check out these 10 important facts before you apply for the quiz.
As per the minister of HRD Dr Ramesh Pokharyal, the participants would receive certificates of participation and those who score 80% or more marks would be given a merit certificate signed by the Chairman of UGC, director of NCERT and CEO of MyGovIndia. Check out his tweet below.
Kargil Vijay Diwas 2020: 10 Important Facts:
- The Kargil War lasted for over two months. It began in May 1996 and ended on July 26, 1996. India lost 527 of its valuable soldiers in the war. The war was fought in Kargil district of Kashmir where the temperature was minus 10-degree Celcius.
- The Pakistani troops infiltrated terrorists into Indian territory and were at a strategic advantage at the beginning of the war just because they had settled into advantageous positions beforehand. Indian troops, however, won the war.
- Indian troops gathered information from the local shepherds and were able to gather major points of intrusion based on that. It launched Operation Vijay after that.
- It was the NDA government with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee who was in the centre at that time. The Air Chief Marshal was AY Tipnis.
- IAF, Indian Air Force wanted to cross the LoC for the bombing but was not permitted by the Government of India.
- Indian Navy had also launched Operation Talwar to block Pakistan’s ports, particularly the one in Karachi, during the Kargil war to halt the supply of oil and fuel.
- That time the president of the United States of America Bill Clinton refused to help Pakistan and asked it to withdraw its troops from LoC.
- The death toll for India is estimated to be around 527 and that of Pakistan which it initially denied was around 357-453.
- Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the conflict over the mountains of Kargil.
- This year it is the 21st anniversary of Kargil War. The war is one of the recent examples of high-altitude warfare in mountainous terrain
- The candidates who wish to apply can visit the link shared above and register themselves. It has been announced by the Minister of HRD that the participants would be certified.