Indian Army’s D5 Expedition Team Reaches Kargil To Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of Kargil War Victory.

July 8, 2024 9:20 PM.

In Ladakh, the D5 Expedition Team of the Indian Army has reached Kargil as part of a journey marking the 25th anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil War of 1999. This expedition aims to honour the bravery and sacrifices of the soldiers who fought in the conflict.

The expedition comprises motorcyclists from the Artillery Regiment. The journey commenced from three strategic corners of India: Dinjan in the East, Dwarka in the West, and Dhanushkodi in the South. On June 26, the teams converged in Delhi and continued their journey along two routes toward Dras.

One route spanned 1,085 km, passing through Ambala, Amritsar, Jammu, Udhampur, and Srinagar. The second route covered 1,509 km, travelling via Chandimandir, Manali, Sarchu, Nyoma, Tangtse, Leh, and Kargil.

Captain Gautum Team leader emphasized the expedition’s goal to highlight the significant contributions of the Kargil War heroes. The journey will culminate at Gun Hill in Dras, a site of strategic importance during the conflict.