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Brig (Retd) Khushal Thakur, YSM “Kargil Hero” Invited to Delhi for Motivational Talk on Kargil Battles to Delhi University Students

17 July Mandi : Indian Ex-Servicemen Movement (IESM) which is an All India Federation of Military Veterans Organisation in collaboration with Vivekanand International Foundation (VIF) Delhi is organising “ Shaurya” a prelude to Vijay Diwas at New Delhi on 20 July 2013 to remember and pay homage to Kargil War Heroes. A poetic and musical tribute to brave hearts will also be paid by the motivated students of Delhi university. Brig (Retd) Khushal Thakur, YSM belonging to District Mandi, Himachal Pradesh under whose command 18 GRENADIERS had recaptured Tololing and Tiger Hill Peaks has been invited to give a inspirational talk and presentation on Tiger Hill battle to the audience. It may be recalled that Tiger Hill and Tololing battles had huge strategic importance and also proved as a major turning point for entire Kargil War. Bersides, it had a profound effect on the Army’s and Nation’s mood. From despondency the mood changed to optimism and celebration. Immediately, after recapture of Tiger Hill, then Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Nawaz Shariff rushed to Washington on 04 July 1999 to meet US President Mr.Bill Clinton and signed a face saving ceasefire to pull back his forces from Kargil unconditionally. The Indian Army evicted every Pakistani intruders on 26 July 1999 from Kargil and the day is celebrated as Kargil Victory Day (Vijay Diwas) every year.

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