New Delhi: India observes the 21st anniversary of the victorious Kargil ‘Operation Vijay’ after the Indian armed forces defeated Pakistan’s attempts to capture strategic heights in Kargil in 1999.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to twitter to say, “We remember their sacrifices. We remember their valour. Today, on Kargil Vijay Diwas we pay homage to all those who lost their lives in Kargil protecting our nation. Their bravery motivates us every single day…” He also shared an excerpt from his last year’s Mann Ki Baat radio pogramme.
President Ram Nath Kovind, along with chief of defence staff General Bipin Rawat, was also scheduled to visit Drass today to pay homage to these soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial located on the foothills of Tololing but he could not reach Kargil due to an inclement weather.