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KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS – ARMY BIKE RALLIES CULMINATE AT KARGIL WAR MEMORIAL IN DRAS

Dras (Kargil), 23 July 2021.​ To commemorate the 22nd Kargil Vijay Diwas the
Indian Army undertook two mega bike rallies, one from Udhampur and another from
Leh, both traversing more than 1000 kilometers over treacherous mountains of Kashmir
Valley and Ladakh, converging at the historic Kargil War Memorial in Dras on 23 July.
One Bike Rally was flagged off by Lt Gen PGK Menon, General Officer
Commanding ‘Fire and Fury Corps’ on 19 July from Leh. 15 riders traversed a total
distance of 1000 kilometers through harsh and rugged terrain of Ladakh and finally
reached Dras on 23rd July, led by Lt Gen PGK Menon himself.
In the same spirit, another Bike Rally titled ‘Dhruva Kargil Ride’ was organized
under the aegis of the Northern Command of Army. A total of 40 Bikers drove across
the Valley of Kashmir and Ladakh from Udhampur to Dras. The Bike Rally was
personally led by Lt Gen YK Joshi, General Officer Commanding in Chief of Northern
Command from Udhampur till Dras traversing a total distance of 350 kilometers. It is
pertinent to note that Lt Gen YK Joshi is himself a War Hero and Gallantry Awardee of
Operation Vijay, ie the Kargil War. Senior military generals including Lt Gen MV
Suchindra Kumar, General Officer Commanding of White Knight Corps, Lt Gen PGK
Menon, General Officer Commanding of Fire and Fury Corps and Lt Gen DP Pandey,
General Officer Commanding of Chinar Corps of the Army themselves participated as
riders in the Rallies.
Both the Bike Rallies were flagged in at Kargil War Memorial, Dras on 23 July.
The bike rallies were held, as a tribute to the bravehearts of Kargil War who gave their
today for our tomorrow.

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