As India observes its 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defense Minister Manohar Parrikar, Army Chief Dalbir Singh, Navy Chief, Air Marshal including others paid tribute to Kargil War warriors on Tuesday at India Gate, New Delhi. Leader Narendra Modi took to Twitter to pay tribute to Kargil War saints. Paying tribute to the saints, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I bow to each valiant fighter. Heroic sacrifices inspire us.” Furthermore, PM Modi tweeted –
India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2016
On this prestigious occasion, Congress president Sonia Gandhi additionally paid tribute to fighters and communicated intense appreciation towards the Indian military on Kargil Vijay Diwas. Recalling the spirit and suffering of the military in guarding our borderline, Gandhi paid tribute to the jawans, JCOs and officers of the Indian Army who set out their lives amid Operation Vijay which finished this day. Their courage, relinquish and soul of ‘Country above self‘ keep on inspiring a whole era, she included.Officers of the Indian Army and groups of Kargil war saints additionally paid rich tributes to Kargil war saints in Dras (J&K) on the event.
Officers of the Indian Army and groups of Kargil war saints additionally paid rich tributes to Kargil war saints in Dras (J&K) on the event. The 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas festivities began with extraordinary intensity and eagerness under the aegis of the Fire and Fury Corps from July 21. As far as its history is concerned, Indian and Pakistani armed forces battled the Kargil War in May-July 1999 in the Kargil area of Kashmir and somewhere else along the Line of Control (LoC).
From a strategic viewpoint, Kargil Vijay Diwas is noted as being one of the most recent examples of high altitude warfare in the mountainous region, something that usually provides a major difficulty to both sides. India dispatched ‘Operation Vijay‘ to clear the Kargil segment of invasion by Pakistani troopers and Kashmiri attackers on the Indian side of the Line of Control.