After 16 years of the Famous Kargil War of 1999, Kargil has made a representation on the map of Tourism in India, particularly as a Patriotic Tourist Destination. People from all over India and even from foreign countries visit every year & pay homage to the martyrs and try to gain good experience of the War Sites of Zojjila, Drass, Tolloling, Tiger Hill, Kaksar.
Ambassador Depak Vohra, Special Advisor to Prime Minister Narendra Modi; Mukesh Agarwal, Advisor to three African Countries and Commander Top Gun Brigade Brigadier inaugurated the Apati War Memorial of the 153 Medium Regiment of the India Army at Apati Kargil on 6 July.
During Kargil war, Shaheed Sub. Balbir Singh of the regiment became the first martyr and to commemorate his sacrifice and the other Jawans of the Regiment this War Memorial was established and inaugurated on 6th July.
Every year on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas and Kargil Youma-e-Fatahe, India Army Celebrate these days on a large scale and tourist enjoy these events and also pay homage.
Ambassador Deepak Vohra while interacting to our correspondent Anayat Ali, said that Government of India is keen in promoting Tourism in this Frontier District of the Country and within Five Years the District will turn into a major tourist attraction of J&K state.
He added that people visiting these war memorials also add to the tourism of the District as after Kargil War the whole world know Kargil and want to visit Kargil.
Acting Chief Executive Councillor LAHDC Kargil, Syed Abass Razvi, Ex CEC Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, Officers of the India Army, Police and Local Dignitaries and villagers paid homage to the Martyrs by laying wreath at Apati War Memorial.