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KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS QUIZ
July 26, Vijay Diwas, is the day to pay homage to the Kargil martyrs and to honor the martyrs who sacrificed their lives willing to safeguard the country’s integrity.
The Kargil War was fought between the months of May and July 1999 along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir, with India prevailing.
So, Kargil War is also referred to as the Kargil conflict. Therefore, this day is dedicated to the martyred soldiers of the Kargil war.
This Kargil Vijay Diwas Quiz by RNTalks brings to you many facts about the Kargil war and also about the Kargil province.
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Who among these is not a Kargil martyr but the 1st Param Veer Chakra awardee?
Major Somnath Sharma, PVC, was India's first posthumous recipient of the Param Vir Chakra (PVC), its highest military decoration. While serving in Burma during World War II, he was mentioned in dispatches for his actions during the Arakan Campaign. Somnath Sharma died in battle during the Indo-Pakistan conflict of 1947-1948, trying to combat Pakistani infiltrators near Srinagar Airport. He was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra in recognition of his gallantry and sacrifice during the Battle of Badgam. All the officers mentioned above have been awarded Maha Vir Chakra or Param Vir Chakra in the Kargil war posthumously.
Which three Indian regiments engaged elements of remaining Pakistani e in the battle of Tiger Hill and recaptured it?
On 4th July three Indian regiments (Sikh, Grenadiers and Naga) engage elements of the remaining Pakistani Northern Light Infantry regiment in the Battle of Tiger Hill. The region is recaptured by Indian forces after more than 12 hours of fighting.
Kargil Conflict had been a war where a war was fought between…
India achieved nuclear power status in 1974, while Pakistan achieved the same status in 1998. The two countries have never used nuclear weapons in conflict, but many experts fear that escalation beyond the conventional spectrum may result from the current turmoil. In a conflict, India has vowed never to use nuclear weapons first, which means it won't use them beforehand. As of August 2019, India said they are reconsidering this policy.
A ultra-marathon run was flagged off by Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa in a ceremony held at Vayu Bhavan in New Delhi To commemorate 20 years of ‘Vijay Diwas’ or ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ which spanned over 4,500 km. What was its name?
A unique ultramarathon expedition from Kargil to Kohima commenced on September 21 2019 and culminated on November 6 2019. It started from Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), and ended in Kohima War Cemetery in Kohima (Nagaland). Both Kohima and Kargil are the eastern and northernmost outposts of India. It is here that two of the bloodiest battles of modern India were fought in 1944 and 1999, respectively. The ultra-marathon run was to commemorate 20th year of victory in Kargil war.
Which fighter jets did IAF use in Operation Safed Sagar during this war?
The IAF for ground attack, operated MiG-2Is, MiG-23s, MiG-27s, Jaguars, and the Mirage-2000 planes. MiG-21 was built mainly, for air interception with a secondary role of ground attack. MiG-23s and 27s were optimised to attack the targets on the ground. The Mirage 2000, with its LGB capability, was deemed the best aircraft in the IAF inventory that could perform optimally in the high-altitude conditions of conflict zones. In consequence, IAF’s MiG-21s and Mirage 2000 were extensively used in the Operation Safed Sagar during this war.
How many Indian soldiers were martyred in the Kargil War?
Since the Indian Army declared the mission successful on July 26, 1999, it has been celebrated every year as Kargil Vijay Diwas. India's victory came at a very high price. It is estimated that the official death toll for India was 527 and for Pakistan, it was between 357 and 453.
Kargil district was formed in which year?
Kargil became a distinct district in the Ladakh region in the year 1979 when it was bifurcated from the earstwhile Leh ditrict. Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council Kargil was commissioned in July 2003 in the district.
India and Pakistan fought a war before the Kargil War in 1971, which led to the formation of a separate country. Which country was it?
The 1971 Indo-Pakistani War was a military conflict between India's Mitro bahini forces and Pakistan fought during the Bangladesh Liberation War in East Pakistan from December 3 1971 to the fall of Dacca (Dhaka) on December 16 1971.
In the Kargil War a the much-maligned modern field guns proved to be the most lethal ground based artillery weapon. What was the name of the field gun?
the much maligned the Bofor howitzer, the only 155mm gun in army's inventory has proved to be the most lethal ground-based artillery weapon in inflicting a heavy punishment on the Pakistani intruders. The Indian army reportedly had deployed more than 60 pieces of 155mm Bofors howitzers in addition to other guns of lesser caliber besides an unspecified number of multi barrel rocket launchers (MBRLs) in Kargil, Dras, Batalik and Mushkoh valley. The devastating salvos fired almost round the clock by the artillery batteries turned the tide of the war.
Where was the Kargil War Memorial built by the Indian Army?
Kargil War Memorial, was erected by the Indian Army in honor of the Kargil martyrs. It is located in Dras, in the foothills of the Tololing Hill about 5 kms from the city centre across the Tiger Hill. This popular site is frequently visited by a lot of travelers who travel on the Srinagar Kargil highway that connects Srinagar and Leh.
Indian troops recaptured heights in Batalik sector on 7th July. What is the name of the height?
On 7 July Indian troops recapture the Jubar Heights in Batalik. As of July 8, the army had moved its forces to the Batalik heights which Pakistan had occupied in the hope of cutting Leh off from the Valley. It had regained major vantage points on the Jubar heights and was poised to control most of the ridges.
During the Kargil War in 1999, what was the codename of the Indian Navy's operation?
During the Kargil War of 1999, the Indian Navy carried out Operation Talwar (Operation Sword). It was one of the three operations that were being carried out at the time by the Indian Armed Forces, the Indian Army and the Indian Navy. The operation's goal was to choke Pakistani trade channels.
Which unit recaptured the Tololing Hill?
The Battle of Tololing was a pivotal battle in the Kargil War between India's armed forces and troops from the Pakistan’s Northern Light Infantry who were aided by Pakistani irregulars in 1999. Tololing Peak occupies a prominent position. It is situated in such a way that it overlooks the Srinagar - Leh Highway (NH 1D). Indian Army losses were mostly attributed to the nature of the terrain, World War I style frontal attacks were required to reclaim the peaks to dislodge the invaders. Indian forces finally turned the tide of the war after three weeks of assault by capturing the peak. For their daring actions on the peak, Major Vivek Gupta (posth.), Major Rajesh Adhikari (posth.), and Digendra Kumar were awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, which is India's second highest military award. Col Ravindranath was awarded Vir Chakra.
Who was the youngest PVC recipient in the Kargil War?
Sub Maj and Hon Lt Yogendra Singh Yadav PVC is a junior commissioned officer in the Indian Army, who was decorated with the highest Indian military honour decoration, the (PVC) Param Vir Chakra, in recognition of his actions during the Kargil war. Aged 19 when he received the decoration, he is the youngest person to be awarded the medal. In addition to volunteering to leading the assault, Yadav climbed the cliffs to set up ropes that would allow him to continue assaulting the feature. A machine gun and rocket fire from an enemy bunker killed the platoon commander and two others half way up. Yadav climbed the final 60 feet (18 metres) of the mountain despite being shot in his groins and shoulder. Despite being severely injured, he crawled to the first bunker and threw a grenade, killing four Pakistani soldiers and neutralizing enemy fire. This facilitated climbing up the cliff face by the other members of the platoon. Yadav and two of his fellow soldiers then attacked the second bunker and engaged in hand-to-hand combat, with the pakistani soldiers killing four of them. Their platoon eventually succeeded in recapturing the Tiger Hill. Yadav played a major role in its capture inspite of being hit by 12 bullets.
Kargil is located in which of the following regions?
Kargil, is a district of the western Ladakh union territory, north-western India was previously part of north-western Jammu and Kashmir.
Kargil’s landscape is mountainous, rugged, and high. Climate in the area is dry and cold, with scant precipitation that falls mainly as snow in winter. What is its minimum elevation?
Kargil is located on the banks of the Suru River (a tributary of the Indus), in the Kargil district of India. Kazgril has a mountainous, rugged, and high landscape. The minimum elevation is 8,000 feet (2,440 metres).
Where is The scroll of honour “Quartered in snow, silent to remain. When the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again.” Written?
The above words are engraved on the stone memorial at the Indian Army base camp in Siachen. Siachen Glacier, one of the world's largest glaciers at a length of 71 km, is situated in the north of the disputed region of Kashmir. Siachen, which ironically means "the place of wild roses", is the highest battlefield in the world. The Indian and Pakistani forces have fought against each other many times in the Karakoram Range since 1984. On April 13, 1984, 4 Kumaon Regiment launched Operation Meghdoot and took control of Siachen Glacier. The inhospitable climate and avalanche prone area have claimed more lives than any gunfire. In view of harsh weather, the army can deploy one soldier in Siachen for a period of three months only.
The majority of the population in Kargil speaks which dialect?
The Purgi dialect of Balti language is spoken by about 78 percent population of Kargil while 10 percent speak Dardic Shina language in regions like Drass and Batalik.
How many PVCs (Param Vir Chakra) were awarded in the Kargil conflict of July 1999?
Of the 21 PVC awardees, 20 have been from the Indian Army, and one has been from the Indian Air Force. The Grenadiers, with three awards, have received the greatest number of Param Vir Chakras.
When did India and Pakistan sign the Lahore declaration?
India and Pakistan signed The Lahore Declaration to calm the situation in February, 1999. Each country promising to provide a peaceful and a bilateral solution to the Kashmir conflict.
Kargil district is a province in Ladakh, a region governed by India as a union territory. The region, centred on the town of Kargil, lies in which Range of Himalayas?
The sector, which is centered on the town of Kargil, is situated in the Zaskar Range of the Himalayas and lies along the line of control between the portions of the Kashmir region governed by India and Pakistan. The town of Kargil is roughly equidistant from Srinagar (in the southwest) and Leh (in the southeast), making it the gateway to Ladakh.
What the name of Operation led by the IAF (Indian Air Force) during this war?
At the time of the Kargil War in 1999, the Indian Air Force was part of Operation Safed Sagar, a joint operation with the Indian Ground Forces. It was aimed at flushing out regular and irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control. It was the first large scale use of Airpower in the Jammu and Kashmir region since the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971.
Which officer of Indian Air Force was captured by the Pakistani petrol and given P O W status during the Kargil war?
On 27 May 1999, one IAF MiG-21 and one MiG-27 aircraft are shot down by Anza surface-to-air missiles of the Pakistan Army's Air Defence Corps. Flt. Lt. Kambampati Nachiketa, pilot of the MiG-27 was captured by a Pakistani patrol and given a POW status. A fire broke out in the aircraft's engine during the operation. Nachiketa was forced to eject after attempts to relight the engine failed. He was later released on 3 June 1999.
How many major phases were there in the Kargil War?
Kargil War was divided into three major phases. Pakistan first infiltrated forces into Indian-controlled Kashmir and occupied strategic locations, allowing it to put NH1 within range of its artillery fire. Next, India discovered the infiltration and mobilized forces to respond to it. Major battles between Indian and Pakistani forces culminated in India recapturing most of the territories that were wrongfully held by Pakistani forces and the subsequent withdrawal of Pakistani forces from across the Line of Control after international pressure.
Which regiment recaptured the Tiger Hill?
In late May 1999, the 8th battalion of the Sikh Regiment (8 Sikh) attempted to retake Tiger Hill, but failed. Further attempts to reclaim the hill were also unsuccessful, and Indian troops dug in around it. On 3 July at 17:15, an artillery bombardment was launched as the final attempt. while the 8 Sikh advanced up the left side of the mountain, the Naga Regiment (2 Naga) advanced up the right side, and 200 troops from the Ghatak platoon, Alpha and Charlie Companies of the Grenadiers (18 Grenadiers) scaled a 1,000-foot vertical cliff on the (rear) reverse side. In the morning of 8 July, 18 Grenadiers seized the mountaintop after days of heavy fighting.
Who was the Prime Minister of India during the Kargil War?
On 14 July 1999 Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee declares Operation Vijay a success. The Indian government sets conditions for talks with Pakistan.
Which of these operations is not an Indian Armed Forces operation?
On 13 May 1997, the Sri Lankan military launched Operation Jayasikurui (Certain Victory in Sinhala). It lasted until 1999, when it was called off. The primary goal of this Sri Lankan military operation was to clear a land route to the government-held Jaffna peninsula through territory held by the LTTE by linking the government-held towns of Vavuniya and Kilinochchi.
Infiltration by Pakistani forces in Kargil was known by what code name?
The Pakistani Armed Forces started sending paramilitary forces and soldiers across the Line of Control into the territory on the Indian side, under the code name "Operation Badr." However, Pakistan believed that causing tension in this sector would help in making the Kashmir dispute an international issue, which would enable a speedy resolution of Kashmir in its favour.
What is the height of Tiger Hill?
Tiger Hill is located at a height of 2,590 m above the town of Ghum, about 13 kilometers from Darjeeling, and is internationally acclaimed for offering a breathtaking view of the sunrise over Kanchenjunga and other important Himalayan peaks.
After the First Kashmir War, Kargil was separated from Baltistan district of Ladakh by the Line of Control. When was the First Kashmir War fought?
A conflict between India and Pakistan was fought over Jammu and Kashmir from 1947 to 1948, known as the First Kashmir War or the Indo-Pakistani War. India and Pakistan fought the first of four wars between themselves after gaining independence.
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