On Tuesday, Kargil Vijay Diwas, President Murmu paid respects to the gallant warriors and martyrs who fought in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan.
A day after taking office, President Murmu described the day as “a symbol of exceptional heroism.”
Taking it to Twitter, the president wrote, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of extraordinary valour, valour and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. All their countrymen will always be indebted to them and their family members. Jai Hind!”
A wreath-laying ceremony was held at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass in memory of the martyred soldiers.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Armed Forces beat Pakistan. Since then, the day has been commemorated as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” to honour the bravery and pride of the soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay.
The triumph of Indian troops over Pakistani soilders in the Kargil War, which took place on July 26, 1999, is commemorated on this day.
The war began on May 8, 1999 and lasted until July 26, 1999 against the Pakistani trespassers. In the winter of 1998, they crossed the line of control into Indian territory and occupied fortified defences with a view of NH 1A in the Drass and Batalik Sectors of Kargil in the Ladakh region, with the sinister intent of controlling all military and civilian operations on the highway.
Despite the enormous hardships and hysterical climatic conditions in the terrain, brave and gallant soldiers launched attacks on Pakistani troops with great enthusiasm and achieved an incredible victory.