Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Modi, leaders pay tribute to ‘bravehearts of India’
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Droupadi Murmu, and other leaders paid tribute to the ‘bravehearts of India’ on the 24th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Modi visited the Kargil War Memorial in Drass, where he laid a wreath and offered prayers for the departed soldiers. He also interacted with the families of the soldiers who were killed in the war.
In his address at the memorial, Modi said that the Kargil War was a “defining moment” in India’s history. He said that the war was fought by the Indian soldiers with “bravery, determination, and sacrifice.”
Modi also said that the Kargil War was a “testament to the strength of the Indian nation.” He said that the war showed that India would “never back down” in the face of aggression.
President Murmu also paid tribute to the soldiers who died in the Kargil War. She said that the war was a “glorious chapter” in India’s history. She said that the soldiers who fought in the war were “true patriots” who will be remembered for their bravery and sacrifice.
Other leaders who paid tribute to the soldiers who died in the Kargil War included Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, and Army Chief General Manoj Pande.
The Kargil War was a 1999 armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. The war began on 3 May 1999, when Pakistani soldiers infiltrated Indian-occupied territory along the Line of Control (LoC) and captured several strategic mountain heights. The Indian Army launched a counter-offensive on 26 May, and the war lasted for 60 days until 26 July 1999, when the Indian Army declared victory.
The Kargil War was a major victory for India, and it resulted in the deaths of over 500 Indian soldiers. The war also had a significant impact on the relationship between India and Pakistan. The two countries have since held several rounds of talks, but the issue of Kashmir remains unresolved.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on 26 July every year to commemorate the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in the Kargil War. The day is a public holiday in India, and it is marked by a variety of events, including military parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and tributes to the soldiers who died in the war.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day to honor the sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in the war, and to reaffirm India’s commitment to national security. The day is also a reminder of the importance of peace and cooperation between India and Pakistan.
Here are some of the other events that are being held to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas:
The Indian government has announced a scholarship scheme for the children of soldiers who died in the Kargil War.
Several television channels are airing special programs on the Kargil War.
Social media platforms are being used to spread awareness about the Kargil War and to pay tribute to the soldiers who died in the war.
Kargil Vijay Diwas is a day to honor the sacrifice of the Indian soldiers who fought in the Kargil War. It is also a day to reaffirm India’s commitment to national security and to promote peace and cooperation between India and Pakistan.