Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.
“Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
He further added that Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess and the great sacrifices made by the armed forces while steadfastly keeping India safe.
The country is celebrating the 18th Anniversary of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ .
July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India’s victory in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.
The Kargil conflict in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region took place after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts on the height
It took about three months for the the Indian forces to recapture the posts.
On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services laid floral tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.
(With agency input)