Kargil Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Remembering The Heroes Who Conquered The Mountains

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| July 26 , 2018 , 13:42 IST

July 26 marks the day of sacrifice of the bravehearts who laid their lives to pay the heavy price for securing the win at the Kargil War and to bring an end to the Kargil Conflict.

This day, which is solely dedicated to the bravery of our soldiers and to our motherland, is being celebrated across the nation. Programs are organized across various parts of the country.

The first citizen of India, President Ram Nath Kovind also paid homage to the ones who laid their lives for the nation.

On this important occasion, a special programme was organised by the Indian Army's 8th Mountain Division at the Drass War Memorial in the Kargil sector of Jammu & Kashmir.

Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during 1999 Kargil War, at Drass War Memorial.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman along with the Chiefs of the Armed Forces paid homage to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the National Capital.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to fierce warriors who laid their lives for the nation during the Kargil War of 1999. 

PM Modi also highlighted the efforts of the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He said, "India will always remember with pride, the outstanding political leadership provided by Atal Ji during Operation Vijay. He led from the front, supported our armed forces and clearly articulated India’s stand at the world stage."

Additional Directorate General of the Indian Army also tweeted on the sacred occasion.

The Indian Air Force also paid tribute to the heroes of the fierce battle.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj paid her homage. She also tweeted to express her feelings towards the martyrs of the war.

Former Member of Parliament and JSPL Chairperson Naveen Jindal also expressed his homage to the bravehearts through a tweet.

Member of Parliament, Rajeev Chandrasekhar visited the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in Delhi to pay homage to the soldiers.