Drass War Memorial in Kargil (Ladakh)

 The Drass War Memorial was constructed in honour of the martyrs of the Kargil War.

The Drass War Memorial was constructed in honour of the martyrs of the Kargil War. | Photo credit: Mail2arunjith/wikimedia

Drass War Memorial Overview

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Drass War Memorial is a small monument that commemorates the historic success of Operation Vijay during the Indo-Pak war of 1999. This war memorial is dedicated to all those martyrs who lost their lives while safeguarding the country against intruders. Situated in the Drass village of Kargil district, this victory monument was built after the Indian Army pushed away the Pakistani troops and gained control over the region. This momentous victory in the battlefield was announced on 26th July 1999, which is celebrated as Vijay Diwas every year.

The memorial is made of pink sandstone and features an epitaph that is dedicated to the selfless sacrifice of Indian soldiers. Army emblems, war document archives and miniatures of Himalayan mountain range are kept in the museum of this memorial. A special war gallery, named after Captain Manoj Pandey, features photographs and seized Pakistani weapons from the war. At the entrance, visitors would find an elegy written by Dr. Harivansh Rai Bachchan. Names of soldiers and officers who sacrificed their lives are mentioned on the walls of this war memorial.

  • Opening Closing Time "10:00 am – 12:00 pm
    02:00 pm – 05:00 pm"
    Open all days, except Sunday

  • For Kids

    Children coming to Drass War Memorial will learn about the historic battle between India and its neighbouring country Pakistan. This memorial will acquaint kids with the selfless sacrifice of those Indian soldiers, who chose their country above everything else.
Landmark Museum

Location

Drass, Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir