KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL

 

 

As an act of apt recognisation to the supreme sacrifice made by our brave soldiers during ‘Operation Vijay’, the Kargil War Memorial was constructed at “Ground Zero” location at Dras in year 2004. It comprises of Amar Jawan Jyoti, Manoj Pandey Gallery and the Veer Bhoomi .


At the Amar Jawan Jyoti, a torch is lit round the clock and in all weather conditions in recognisation of supreme sacrifice of these brave soldiers. The Manoj Pandey Gallery was initially constructed as a photo arcade in the year 2009. Subsequently in the year 2012, ‘Hut of Remembrance’ was added in line of ‘Hut of Remembrance’ at the National Defence Academy wherein names of all the martyrs (559) are recorded. The Photo Gallery has a board dedicated to each unit which participated in ‘Operation Vijay’, sand models depicting four major battles fought in the area, terrain corner, heroes’ gallery and Pakistan corner. A movie on ‘Operation Vijay’ is screened at the Audio Visual Room. At Veer Bhoomi one can read the epitaphs of all the soldiers who have attained martyrdom in the entire sector besides ‘Operation Vijay’, have been placed.


The Memorial is located six kilometers ahead of Drass Town on the Srinagar – Leh National Highway. Visitors are welcome anytime during day light hours.