On Kargil Vijay Diwas, President Ram Nath Kovind pays tribute to the brave Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives at Dagger War Memorial, Baramullah.
PM Modi also pays tribute to Indian War heroes. In a tweet on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “We remember their sacrifices. We remember their valour. Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas we pay homage to all those who lost their lives in Kargil protecting our nation. Their bravery motivates us every single day.”
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, and others also pay tribute to the Kargil martyrs.
India celebrates Kargil Vijay Diwas on July 26 every year to mark the anniversary of the Army’s victory against Pakistan on this day in 1999, after more than 60 days of armed conflict on the highlands of Kargil in Ladakh.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian army drove out Pakistani military forces from the Highlands of Kargil in Ladakh and took back control over the region. That is why in memory of the Indian army’s Victory against Pakistan, the day 26th July has been being celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ every year.
The war between the two neighboring countries, India and Pakistan was continuing on The highlands of Kargil for more than two months. After the continuous armed conflict between two neighboring countries, India won the war named as Kargil War with the sacrifices of 527 Indian Soldiers. More than 1, 300 Indian soldiers were injured in Kargil War.
So, In the remembrance of the soldiers and officers who sacrificed their lives for their Motherland, the whole country celebrates Kargil Vijay Divas on this day.
On this day, the Prime minister of the country gives honor to the soldiers who lost their life for the country at the ‘eternal flame’, Amar Jawan Jyoti, at India Gate in Delhi every year.