Sun. Nov 28th, 2021

Mysterious Himachal

Land of God & Faith

Drass War Memorial | Kargil | Leh & Ladakh

The Drass War Memorial is a monument of Operation Vijay’s historic victory during the 1999 Indo-Pak war. Memorial is dedicated to all the martyrs who died defending the country from intruders.

This triumph monument, located in the Drass village in Kargil district, was constructed after the Indian Army beat out Pakistani soldiers and controlled the territory. This historic victory on the battlefield on July 26, 1999, is celebrated every year as Vijay Diwas.

The memorial is constructed of pink sandstone and has an inscription honouring the noble sacrifice of Indian warriors. The museum of this memorial has army insignia, war record archives, and miniatures of the Himalayan mountain range.

Photographs and confiscated Pakistani weaponry from the conflict are displayed in a separate war exhibition named Captain Manoj Pandey. In addition, visitors would discover an elegy penned by Dr Harivansh Rai Bachchan at the entryway. On the walls of this war memorial, the names of soldiers and officers who gave their lives are inscribed.