PM pays tributes to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas

New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas, while remembering the courage and determination of the Indian armed forces who fought bravely against Pakistan at chilling heights.

“On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the courage and determination of our armed forces, who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. Their valour continues to inspire generations,” PM Modi tweeted.

In another tweet, the PM shared a small video clip on the Kargil war by the Indian Army, while tweeting: “India remains eternally grateful to our soldiers for their bravery.”

The Prime Minister also said that he will speak more on Vijay Diwas during his Mann Ki Baat radio address today.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also paid tributes at the National War Memorial on New Delhi on the occasion of 21st anniversary of the country’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war.

Every year, July 26 is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to mark the successful completion of ‘Operation Vijay’, that ended after a three-month battle with Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC). The country lost nearly 490 Indian Army officers and soldiers in the war while flushing out militias and regular troops of Pakistan.