Homage Paid to Kargil Braves at the War Memorial at Visakhapatnam
On the occasion of 21st Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, PVSM, AVSM, VSM; Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief ENC, Police Commissioner Shri Rajiv Kumar Meena, GVMC Commissioner Smt G Srijana, Vice Admiral VK Namballa (Retd), President Navy Foundation and Shri G Satyanand, Zilla Sainik Welfare Officer paid homage to the Veers of Kargil War in a solemn wreath-laying ceremony at ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial on 26 July 2019.
A 50 men Guard of Honour was paraded on the occasion. The Guard performed the ‘Salami Shastra’ and Vice Admiral Jain placed the floral wreath. While the bugler sounded the ‘Last Post’, a two-minute silence was observed. The Nation remembers the supreme sacrifices of Veergati Prapt Soldiers killed during the Kargil War when India successfully recaptured the covertly occupied few outposts inside the Line of Control on this day twenty-one years ago. Ever since the victory in Operation Vijay, 26 July is celebrated the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ every year.
The ‘Victory at Sea’ War Memorial built in 1996 at RK Beach Road, Visakhapatnam is a fitting tribute to mark the supreme sacrifice of our men who in the highest traditions of the Indian Armed Forces, made the supreme sacrifice during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The memorial was upgraded from time to time and recent additions include the National Emblem atop the memorial tower in 2019 and a mural in July 2020 depicting Missile attacks by Indian Naval Ships on the night of 04 December 1971 along with routing of Indian Missile Boats during 1971 War.