Vijayi Bhava

An interactive session to commemorate the Kargil War Victory of 1999 with Kargil War Veteran Colonel SK Rattan, SM (Retd)

The Kargil Vijay Diwas is named after the final day of successful operation in Kargil on 26 July 1999. Operation Vijay is the other name recognised for the war, which was also the name of the Indian Operation to clear the Kargil sector. The town of Kargil is located 205 kilometres from Srinagar, facing the Northern areas across LOC. On this day, India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days. The Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of fearless determination and exceptional valour of our Armed Forces. We remember the courage and commitment of our soldiers who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. The names and deeds of the martyrs of the war will never be forgotten!

Bhavyata Foundation under the initiative ‘India First‘ presents a session to commemorate the Kargil War Victory of 1999 with Kargil War Veteran Colonel SK Rattan (Retd). The session will be discussed on the Terrain and the Operations. The Speaker shall also be addressing lessons learnt and their applicability to us in today’s world. 

Date: 1st August 2020, from 5 pm to 6.30 pm(IST)

Presenter: Col. SK Rattan, SM, (Retd.)                                                                         

Profile of Colonel SK Rattan, SM (Retd.)

Alumni of NDA commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery in Dec 1980.


  • Commanded Artillery Regiment in Op Parakram.
  • An experienced helicopter pilot, commanded Army Aviation Flight operations in Kargil Operations (Op Vijay). Provided Aviation support at Bhuj during the Earthquake.
  • Deputy Director – ADG Systems in IT at Army HQ Delhi (1994 to 1997).
  • Director Systems at Army headquarters.
  • Retirement from Army in January 2008, later worked in IT Programs/projects.
  • Involved in governance, integration, business initiatives and mentoring. Executed Skill Development Projects in Punjab.
  • Awarded Sena Medal by the President of India, a gallantry award for his actions in Kashmir Valley.
  • Awarded Chief Of The Army Staff’s Commendation Card for his outstanding contributions to IT in the Indian Army.

The primary purpose of this session is to encourage the participants to interact and learn more about Our Nation’s Armed Forces.