When Sattu helped Indian army to defeat Pakistan in Kargil
New Delhi: Not many know, but it was Sattu which helped Indian Army to defeat Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil war.
It was not possible for the Indian Army to cook meals for the soldiers while Pakistan was shelling and bombing in that condition Sattu(toasted gram flour) mixed with ghee and sugar actually won the Kargil War.
The locals of Drass and Kargil region who fought valiantly with Indian Army had sattu in their pockets to win this important War.
Kargil Vijay Divas is celebrated on July 26 every year to pay tribute to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for India as the war ended on this day after 60 days. Around 527 Indian Army soldiers lost their lives in this war.
Every year on this particular day, Prime Minister of India pays tribute to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate.
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