It is a big day for India as it celebrates the 23rd ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ in honour of the martyrs of the Kargil War that happened in 1999. Leaders paid homage to the Indian soldiers who were martyred during the war.
Newly-elected President Droupadi Murmu termed it as a ‘symbol of extraordinary valor’, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it a ‘symbol of pride’.
On July 26, 1999, India announced the success of ‘Operation Vijay’ after fighting against Pakistani troops for 83 days to re-capture the Tiger Hills of Kargil, Ladakh.
President Murmu said in a tweet, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of extraordinary valor, valor and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. All the countrymen will always be indebted to him and his family members, Jai Hind”.
कारगिल विजय दिवस हमारे सशस्त्र बलों की असाधारण वीरता, पराक्रम और दृढ़ संकल्प का प्रतीक है। भारत माता की रक्षा के लिए अपने प्राण न्योछावर करने वाले सभी वीर सैनिकों को मैं नमन करती हूं। सभी देशवासी, उनके और उनके परिवारजनों के प्रति सदैव ऋणी रहेंगे। जय हिन्द!
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Further, PM Modi also paid his respects to the martyred soldiers, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of pride and glory of Maa Bharati. On this occasion, my salute to all the brave sons of the country who have accomplished their valour in the defense of the motherland”.
कारगिल विजय दिवस मां भारती की आन-बान और शान का प्रतीक है। इस अवसर पर मातृभूमि की रक्षा में पराक्रम की पराकाष्ठा करने वाले देश के सभी साहसी सपूतों को मेरा शत-शत नमन। जय हिंद! pic.twitter.com/wIHyTrNPMU
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2022Advertisement
Every year, the Prime Minister pays tribute to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti which has been moved to the National War Memorial from India Gate.
Earlier today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with other Army officials paid tributes to the soldiers at the National War Memorial.
#WATCH | Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays tribute to soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War and lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in Delhi, on #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/kyHrOLZZGPAdvertisement
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The three service chiefs – Army chief General Manoj Pande, Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar & Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari – lay wreaths at the National War Memorial in Delhi, on #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/OpognHb2Bj
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Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann pays tribute at Chandigarh War Memorial, on #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/smktYgPUquAdvertisement
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In the 1999 Kargil War, over 500 soldiers sacrificed their lives.
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