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 it’s 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. We celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this historic Victory over Pakistan and remind them of a befitting reply to each and every misadventure of theirs
Army Postal Service has issued a large number of Special Covers related to Kargil. Few covers are listed.
APS Cover Dec 2018 – Bicentenary of Nasirabad Cantonment
APS Cover issued on 27 Dec 2018 to mark Bicentenary of Nasirabad Cantonment. Sir David Ochterlony founded the present Military Garrison of Nasirabad in 1818. It was named Nasirabad after Sir David was conferred with the title of “Nasir-ud-Daula”. The Rajputana Rifles, Grenadiers and The Poona Horse were first to come and occupy the Cantonment. CQMH Abdul Hamid Param Vir Chakra went to 1965 War from Nasirabad.
APS Cover Dec 2018 – Bicentenary of 2nd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles.
APS Cover issued on 24 Dec 2018 to mark Bicentenary of 2nd Battalion The Rajputana Rifles. It was raised on 05 Nov 1817. Captain John Augustus Wood was awarded Victoria Cross on 09 Dec 1856 during Battle of Bushire. The Battalion earned victories in Battle of Tololing during 1999 Kargil War