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Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Modi pays homage to armed forces on the 21st anniversary of “Operation Kargil”

Today marks the 21st anniversary of the successful ‘Operation Vijay’. The country is reminded of the victory of the Indian armed forces over Pakistan in the mountains of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir on July 26, 1999.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his homage to the Indian Armed Forces on the 21st anniversary of Operation Kargil. Today marks the date when the armed forces took back all the captured posts in Kargil and defeated the neighboring country Pakistan.

The country is celebrating two decades of Kargil Vijay Diwas when the Indian Armed Forces won over Pakistan in the Kargil region of Jammu and Kashmir on 26th July 1999.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter to write, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the courage and determination of our armed forces, who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. Their valor continues to inspire generations.” 

“Will speak more about this during today’s #MannKiBaat, which begins shortly,” he added with hashtag CourageInKargil.

Check out his tweet here:

India launched Operation Vijay to clear the posts in the high-altitude Kargil sector, which was occupied by the Pakistani soldiers and infiltrators on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC).

In his “Mann Ki Baat” radio program, PM Modi said, “Twenty-one years ago on this day, our Army won the Kargil war. India was then trying to have cordial relations with Pakistan, but it is said that it is in the nature of the wicked to have enmity with everyone for no reason.” The prime minister said Pakistan undertook the “sinister misadventure” to capture Indian land and to divert attention from its internal problems.

Home Minister Amit Shah also paid his tributes to the martyrs. “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of India’s self-respect, valour, and steadfast leadership,” Shah tweeted in Hindi. “I bow to the soldiers who with their indomitable courage drove the enemy from the inaccessible hills of Kargil and waved the tricolor there again. The country is proud of the heroes of India…”

Last year, PM Modi had posted a 1-minute-24-second video along with his tweets with scenes from the Kargil War Memorial in Dras town in Jammu and Kashmir in the foothills of the Tololing Hill, photographs of soldiers, who fought the war with the Tricolour, and his speeches to mark the day.

Defense minister Rajnath Singh was also among several leaders who paid their tributes to fallen soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

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