Kargil (OP VIJAY) was one of the toughest and longest campaigns in recent times wherein the Pakistani intruders were crushed by Gallant Indian Forces .Legendary and heroic battles were fought in Dras, Kaksar ,Batalik ,and Turtuk sectors at heights above 12000ft. Point 4875,Tiger Hill and Tololing,”Yeh Dil Maange More ” still resonates in our minds till date.
A Grateful Nation bestowed Four Pram Vir Chakras, 10 MVC’s, 49 VrC’s and 135 Sena Medals on its Gallant,Patriotic,Brave and Courageous Heroes.
Today on Kargil Diwas let’s pay homage to courage,valour and sacrifices of the Heroes of the Operation Vijay.
Army Postal Service has issued a large number of Special Covers related to Kargil .Few covers are listed.
First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018
India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.
A First Day Cover is listed. The Cancellation is provided by 1 CBPO which has a Philatelic Bureau under the Army Postal Service. FDC SER NO 2/18.
9 Parachute Field Regiment was raised 0n 01 Apr 1943 as part of Royal Indian Artillery.In 1945 unit was converted to Parachute Field Regiment and earned the distinction of being the First Airborne Gunners of the sub Continent.
APS Cover issued on 01 Apr 2018 to mark Platinum Jubilee.