President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, was on his way to Dras today to pay tribute to these soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial located in the foothills of Tololing, but could not reach Kargil due to bad weather.
India marked Kargil Vijay Diwas on Monday 26 July, with tributes to the heroes of the Kargil War. In 1999, the Indian armed forces defeated Pakistan’s attempts to capture strategic heights in Kargil in ‘Operation Vijay’ (Victory).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter, “We remember their sacrifices. We remember his bravery. Today, on this Vijay Diwas, we pay tribute to all those who lost their lives in Kargil while protecting our country. His bravery inspires us every single day…” He also shared an excerpt from his last year’s Mann Ki Baat radio programme.
President Ram Nath Kovind, accompanied by Chief of Defense Staff General Bipin Rawat, was scheduled to visit Dras today to pay tribute to these soldiers at the Kargil War Memorial located in the foothills of Tololing, but could not reach Kargil due to bad weather. .
While Rawat was already in Kargil where he took stock of the security situation on Sunday, Army officials told news agency ANI that the President will now lay a wreath at the Baramulla War Memorial in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, the opposition Congress also said on Twitter that they respect the “bravery and sacrifice” of the army. “Our tribute to the heroes who protect us and inspire the nation.”
Senior Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Heartfelt tribute to every soldier who sacrificed his life for the dignity of our tricolour.” We will always remember the supreme sacrifice of you and your family for the security of the country. Jai Hind,” he said.
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Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman also paid tribute to the “valor and sacrifice” of the Indian Army in Kargil. She tweeted that India’s armed forces have “always risen to every challenge” and upholds the sovereign rights of Indians.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said that he salutes and salutes all the soldiers who fought and laid down their lives for the freedom, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Maa Bharati. “India’s victory in Kargil is a testament to the unparalleled patriotism of our jawans,” he said.
The Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) of the Indian Army also released a video on Twitter to pay tribute to these soldiers. Describing the Army as “strong and capable”, the ADGPI said, “July 26 Kargil Vijay Diwas marks the saga of valor of our soldiers during the #Kargil War. The brave soldiers of #IndianArmy fought the Pakistani invaders with indomitable courage and determination. conquered.
Union Minister of Law and Justice, Kiren Rijiju, sharing his picture laying a wreath for the martyrs, tweeted, “Today on this Vijay Diwas, we pay tribute to all the heroes of our great nation who lost their lives in Kargil , our Protecting the nation,” he wrote.