18th Anniversary of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' today

by Fredrick Graves July 27, 2017, 0:40
18th Anniversary of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' today

The Indian Army had successfully taken back command of outposts after 60 days of fighting, helping India regain possession in Kargil.

Prime Minister Modi took to Twitter and wrote, "Remembering our fearless soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War".

Meanwhile, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today paid floral tributes to soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War in 1999 at Amar Jawan Jyoti here. The Kargil conflict in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir took place after Pakistani troops crossed the Line of Control and occupied Indian posts on the heights.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured the Indian martyrs of the Kargil War on Wednesday in a series of tweets.

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Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat led the hill state on Wednesday in paying rich tributes to the Kargil martyrs on Vijay Diwas here. The Vijay Diwas is celebrated in Kargil's Dras sector and in the national capital.

Kargil Vijay Diwas, the day when entire nation commemorates the sacrifices of Indian heroes during 1999 Kargil war. However, the operation was officially declared closed on July 26, 1999.

On the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas, the nation comes together to salute the Armed forces.

More than 500 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the war.


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