Today, India celebrates the 23th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’. On this day In the year 1999 on this day, the Kargil War, which is also known as the Kargil conflict, came to an end, with Indian soldiers successfully acquiring mountain heights that were seized by the Pakistani encroacher.
PM Narendra Modi along with other leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, through their Twitter handles paid due tribute to the soldiers who were martyred on July 26, 1999.
“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 valor in the defense of the motherland. Jai Hind!” tweeted the Prime Minister.
The Defence Minister in his tweet expressed “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, India salutes the bravery, courage and sacrifice of our armed forces. They fought valiantly in extremely harsh conditions to defend our motherland. Their act of valour & indomitable spirit will remain etched forever as a defining moment in India’s history”.
The defence minister, while speaking of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ event in Jammu, said that Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) was, is and shall always persist to be an integral part of India. He stated, “We are committed to the resolution passed in the Parliament on PoK. PoK was, is and shall always remain an integral part of India. How is it possible that Baba Amarnath (Lord Shiva’s form) is in India and Maa Sharda Shakti is across the Line of Control”.
A garland laying ceremony is prepared to be held at Kargil War Memorial in Drass in order to pay tribute to our brave soldiers.