The route from Kargil to Srinagar is breathtakingly beautiful.

But … the region around is also home to the toughest terrains, harshest weather and is always in the Line-of-Sight of the enemy!

[This is the Zoji La or the Zoji pass at a height of 11575 feet on this route  (NH1) – extremely narrow, often closed during winter and just passing through it can give most goosebumps. People actually said prayers when we were passing through this one!]

And yet, the Soldier stands undeterred, ever ready to give his today for our tomorrow.

It is in honour of their kind who fought at such peaks during the Kargil War and won it, that today is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas‘ . [We were there in Kargil last year for the celebrations, you can read the post here]

Take a minute to remember them all, and their kith and kin,
And say a prayer for their well-being.

Jai Hind Ki Sena!