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11th anniversary celebrations of Kargil War begin

A two-day celebration to commemorate the Kargil War victory in 1999 on Sunday began in Drass sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2010 01:36 IST

A two-day celebration to commemorate the Kargil War victory in 1999 on Sunday began in Drass sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district.

The celebrations began with a briefing on the 'Operation Vijay' at Umbala View Point, which provides a breath-taking view of the majestic Tiger Hill and other battle areas in the district, about 205 kms from here, officials said.

It was followed by a friendly polo match between 'Ladakh Locals' and 'Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre' teams.

The officials said a host of events were being organised to pay tributes to those heroes who sacrificed their lives in the war 11 years ago.

Ceremonial functions such as wreath laying ceremony, Sainik Sammelan, Bara Khana, exhibitions, band display and candle light vigil, will take place tomorrow, they said.