On this date, in the year 1999, the Indian Army successfully completed Operation Vijay. They acquired all the outposts that had been lost to the Pakistani army. To celebrate and commemorate this, every year India celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26th July. This time the event became more special with the presence of Randeep Hooda and Kailash Kher. Actor Randeep Hooda who left for Kashmir a few days ago was overwhelmed by the experience. He said it was the best experience ever. While he felt proud of the soldiers, he also urged other people to visit the place. Drass is the place where the actual Kargil war took place and 559 Indian Soilders lost their life. The actor shared all of his experiences via Instagram and also posted a long message along with it. "Over the weekend I had the honour and the privilege to visit #Drasswhere the actual battle of #Kargil took place. I felt belittled even as my chest was feeling full of pride and sorrow. We lost 559 citizens of our country in that war. With the sacrifice of these brave sons we won. Got to know so much more about what happened at the #WarMemorial in #Drass. Every Indian worth his or her salt must go and visit the biggest war memorial in our country. Just to stand there and hear Havildar Kuber Singh and see for themselves the terrain and the sacrifice of our boys standing there defending our borders so that we can pursue our lives in security." "The Army and its personnel don't need our sympathy nor encouragement. They are going about doing their job that they have taken an oath to do. It's an organisation that is unfazed about the political going ons and does what it has to do to protect our sovereignty. I had a great time interacting with officers and Jawans. The level of our Jawans has gone so high in the last few years that it is a testament to the citizens wanting to join the forces. The officers are so apt, sympathetic, professional and duty bound that it leaves most of our civilian leaders wanting." I would like to thank Mrs Ruchi Chauhan Khan for making this possible and the great entertainment provided by many,especially, @KailashKher that the evening among the windy mountains was filled with laughter and song. I would also like to thank GOC Major General Cariappa for his gentle and inspiring personality. A towering man with a vision for the future of the army and personal development of its personnel - Brigade Commander and double Shaurya Chakra awardee Brigadier Bhalla, a man of great grace and full of laughter, no doubt a man who commands respect and love of his troops - The Deputy Commander Colonel Pandey for his empathetic and resourceful company - Colonel Vikrant Sharma, a man of great organisational skills and the most disarming smile - and last but not the least by any standards the officer's mess Haviladar "the boxer" who's hospitality I shall never forget. It's been the most unforgettable and inspiring trips of my life. Thank you Jai Hind"