Kargil Vijay Diwas: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, pay tributes to the brave warriors participated in Operation Vijay
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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Home Minister Amit Shah, pay tributes to the brave warriors participated in Operation Vijay


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On 26 July 1999, Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan, and the day is marked as Kargil Vijay Diwas to rekindle the pride and courage of the soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay.

Union Minister Rajnath Singh and Amit Shah on Sunday greeted Indian soldiers’ unwavering bravery, loyalty and strength on the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, observed annually to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in 1999.

Defense minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah have taken to twitter to pay tribute to the Indian armed forces’ courageous soldiers.

“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of self-respect, courage and steadfast leadership for India. I bow to the soldiers who drove the enemy out of the inaccessible hills of Kargil with their indomitable courage and waved the tricolour there again. The country is proud of India’s heroes, who are committed to defending the motherland, “tweeted Shah in Hindi.

Singh tweeted that Kargil Vijay Diwas is “the celebration of India’s proud legacy of outstanding military service, admirable bravery and dedication.”

“Our Armed Forces’ unwavering bravery and loyalty has ensured that India is safe and stable,” the Minister of Defense said.

“I am also grateful to those who continue to serve the country in their own ways, after being wounded in war, and have set examples worthy of emulation by the Community,” he said.

“On Kargil Vijay’s 21st anniversary, I wish to welcome the brave Indian Armed Forces soldiers who fought the enemy in the most challenging circumstances the world has witnessed in recent history,” he said.

On 26 July 1999, Indian armed forces had defeated Pakistan, and the day is marked as Kargil Vijay Diwas to rekindle the pride and courage of the soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay.

India introduced Operation Vijay to clear the positions in the high-altitude Kargil area, which was held on the Indian side of the Line of Control by Pakistani soldiers and infiltrators.

The nuclear-armed nations’ armies waged the battle in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir, and elsewhere around the LoC, between May and July. This took the Indian troops about three months to recapture the posts.

In the short but sharp war India lost 527 soldiers.

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