GK Quiz on Kargil Vijay Diwas with Answers 

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Quiz on Kargil Vijay Diwas

Every year India celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26. This day honours and commemorates the brave soldiers who lost their lives during the India-Pakistan war. Moreover, it also celebrates India’s win over Pakistan due to the launch of Operation Vijay to recapture Indian territories from Pakistani intruders in the Kargil Drass sector. In 2024, India will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Kargil War. As the day is gradually approaching, here is a quiz on Kargil Vijay Diwas with questions and answers for students to learn more about the war. 

Kargil Vijay Diwas Quiz 

1. What was the main cause of the Kargil War?

  1. Religious dispute 
  2. Territorial dispute
  3. Economic rivalry 

2. Which of the following geographical options played a significant role in the Kargil War of 1999?

  1. The Indus River
  2. The Thar desert
  3. The Line of Control (LoC)

3. The Kargil War was fought in which year?

  1. 1991
  2. 1999
  3. 1998

4. Why do we celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas?

  1. To commemorate India’s victory over China
  2. To commemorate India’s victory in the 1847-48 Kashmir war
  3. To commemorate India’s victory in the 1999 conflict with Pakistan

5. When is Kargil Vijay Diwas observed in India?

  1. 26 July
  2. 15 August
  3. 26 November

6. What was the name of the Pakistani military operation that involved infiltrating Kashmir during the Kargil War?

  1. Operation Sindhu
  2. Operation Badr
  3. Operation Ghajini

7. Where is the Kargil war memorial situated?

  1. Gateway of India
  2. Tiger Hill
  3. Wagah Border

8. How many soldiers died during the Kargil War?

  1. 527 soldiers
  2. 298 soldiers
  3. 200 soldiers 

9. Who was the Prime Minister of Pakistan during the Kargil War?

  1. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi
  2. Pervez Musharraf
  3. Nawaz Sharif 

10. Who was the Prime Minister of India during the Kargil War?

  1. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
  2. Manmohan Singh
  3. Indira Gandhi

11. How long did the Kargil War last?

  1. 90 days
  2. 60 days
  3. 120 days

12. Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed to honour the bravery and sacrifices of:

  1. Indian civilians
  2. Indian politicians
  3. Indian armed forces personnel

13. What is the name of the war memorial located in Dras, Jammu and Kashmir, dedicated to the soldiers who died in the Kargil War?

  1. Amar Jawan Jyoti
  2. Kargil War Memorial
  3. Rashtriya Smriti Sthal

14. Which of the following regions of the Kargil part was the focal point of the conflict during the Kargil War in 1999?

  1. Gilgut-Balistan region
  2. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region
  3. Ladakh region

15. Out of the following, which option identifies the military operation in which the Indian Air Force collaborated with the Indian army during the Kargil War to vacate Pakistan’s troops from LoC?

  1. Operation Safed Sagar
  2. Operation Jay
  3. Operation Vijay

16. What was the code name of the Indian military operation which helped recapture the high points in Kargil?

  1. Operation Safed Sagar
  2. Operation Vijay
  3. Operation Meghdoot

17. Who was the Chief of the Army Staff of the Indian Army during the Kargil War?

  1. General Dalbir Singh
  2. General Bikram Singh
  3. General Pervez Musharraf

18. Which of the following Indian Army officers was posthumously awarded with Param Vir Chakra for his bravery during the Kargil War?

  1. Captain Vikram Batra
  2. Colonel M. N. Rai
  3. Lieutenant Colonel K. C. Pant  

19. Which peak did the Indian Army capture in an operation of the Kargil War, which also earned the nickname “the most dangerous peak in the world”?

  1. Mount KIlimanjaro
  2. Mount Everrest
  3. Tiger Hill

20. Which of the following regiments of the Indian Army played a crucial role in the Kargil War and was subsequently awarded the battle honour “Kargil”?

  1. Punjab Regiment
  2. Dogra Regiment
  3. Bihar Regiment

21. What is the highest gallantry honour awarded in India?

  1. Arjuna Award
  2. Mahavir Chakra
  3. Paramvir Chakra

Answer Key

1. 28. 115. 1
2. 39. 316. 2
3. 110. 117. 2
4. 311. 218. 1
5. 112. 319. 3 
6. 213. 220. 2
7. 214. 321. 3

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