Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag on 25 July said that the armed forces will not let another Kargil-like conflict to take place.
After paying tributes to the Kargil war martyrs at a memorial, he said the "Army won't allow another Kargil".
Though the celebrations to mark the 16th anniversary of India's victory in the Kargil War, also called Vijay Diwas, began on July 20, the main functions will be held on 25 and 26 July.
The Army Chief's comments come in the backdrop of several rounds of ceasefire violations across the border in the past weeks followed by exchange of phone calls between the High Commissioners of India and Pakistan on the issue.
The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. In the conflict, the Indian Army lost 490 officers, soldiers and jawans.
(with inputs from PTI)