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This Republic Day, HistoryTV18 brings viewers true stories of courage and sacrifice in Kargil War

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India, January, 2021: 21 years after the Kargil War, the sacrifices of India’sbrave still remain etched in the nation’scollective memory. The war began with the infiltration of Pakistani troops into Indian territory in May 1999. After 60 daysof fierce fighting, the war ended with the Indian Army recapturing occupied territory. Over the two months of the war, the Indian Army proved beyond doubt that they would stop at nothing short ofcomplete victory. Now, with special access to military personnel and historical records, HistoryTV18’s new film retells the story of‘Operation Vijay’,with dramatic recreations ofhard-won battles on the arduous road to victory.Theaction-packed, ‘Kargil: Valour & Victory’, premieres on the 26thof January at 9 PM. The military documentary outlines the events of the Kargil War, showcasing true stories ofunflinching bravery and the actions of five exceptional young menon the frontline, whose actions have come to define courage and sacrifice for generations of Indians. Thesemen represent the many heroes who fought for India. As many as 30,000 Indian soldiers played their part in the war; over 500 were killed and more than 1,300 wounded. The documentary is a tribute to them all. Thefilm also features top military personnel,who were in the thick of the action at the time. Viewers will hear fromformer Chief of Army Staff,General Ved Prakash Malik PVSM, AVSM (Retd),former GOC 8 Mountain Division,Lt. General Mohinder Puri PVSM, UYSM (Retd),former Brigade Commander 8 Mountain Artillery Brigade,Maj. General Lakhwinder Singh, YSM (Retd),and strategic defence analyst Nitin A. Gokhale.

The Kargil War wasthe first armed conflict in the Indian sub-continent in the nuclear age.Responding to the offensive actions from a belligerentneighbour, Indian forces undertook military operations in the most inhospitable Himalayan terrain, at altitudes of over 15,000 feet. Young Indian officers and jawans endured oxygen deprivation, vertical ascents, and extreme conditions on Ladakh’s barren slopes and summits,to oust the enemy and win backstrategic peaks. By the timethe war was won, India had lost some of her finest. The highest military honour, the Param Vir Chakra, was awarded to Capt. Manoj Kumar Pandey, Grenadier Yogendra Singh Yadav, and Capt. Vikram Batra. The Mahavir Chakra was awarded to Capt. Anuj Nayyar, while Capt. Haneef Uddin was awarded the Vir Chakra. The documentary tells the story of these bravehearts during the war.

Marking India’s Republic Day,HistoryTV18’s newdocumentary is the latest in a setof world-classshows honouringthe Indian armed forces. ‘Kargil: Valour & Victory’recounts acts of grit and sacrificeagainst a well-entrenched enemy,occupying high ground. The film’s explosive battle scenes come to life with world-class production values and specialist filming, on location in Ladakh.The battles of Tololing, Khalubar, Point. 4875 (later named Batra Top), Tiger Hill andTurtuk in Sub Sector West (later renamed Sub-sector Haneef)are recreated with HistoryTV18’s trademark rigour.

As the ambush of 23-year-old Lt. Saurabh Kalia,at a forward Indian post in May 1999 and his subsequent torture showed, Pakistan had put a ruthless plan into action.Dubbed Operation Badr,the intentwas to wrest strategic peaks from India in order to dominate the entire region. Following the large-scale infiltration into Indian territory, the Indian parliament ratifiedmilitary action to restore the sanctity of the Line of Control and take back lost ground.Indian artillery unleashedunprecedented firepower,with Bofors gunsdeployed in a direct firing role for the first time, while infantry units defied enemy fire in uphill assaults. Every arm of the Indian Armycame together to fight as a unified force.Despite setbacks in the early days of Operation Vijay, young Indian officers led from the front with feats of bravery and warcraft. Soon the tide of war changed and with each triumph, emboldened units took back one besieged peak after another. Thesuicide mission of 24-year-old Capt. Manoj Pandey, the extraordinary will of 19-year-old Grenadier Yogendra Yadav,theultimate sacrifice of Capt. Haneef Uddin, Capt. Anuj Nayyar, andCapt. Vikram Batra codename Shershah, as well as the actions of others like them, ensured that the Indian tricolour once again flew high and proud on Ladakh’s peaks.

Avinash Kaul, Managing Director A+E Networks | TV18 and CEO-Broadcast for Network18, said, “Kargil: Valour & Victory is a definitive account of the historic events of the Kargil War and salutes the indomitable spirit of the Indian soldier.A special offering on India’s 72nd Republic Day.  It’s a taut, genre-defining must-watch, with class-leading production values and storytelling. I’m absolutely certain that our viewers will find it gripping and inspiring.”

Watch ‘Kargil: Valour & Victory’ on the 26th of January, Tuesday at 9 PM, only on HistoryTV18.

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