Kargil Vijay Diwas: Modi remembers bravery of armed forces
New Delhi, July 26: Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured Kargil martyrs on Wednesday morning through a series of tweets.
"Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation and the security of our citizens during the Kargil War," he wrote on Twitter.
Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to commemorate India's victory in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan as it was on this day that the Indian Army had taken control of posts across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.
According to news agency IANS, the Army will pay homage to the martyrs through events held in all stations across the seven states under the area of responsibility of the Central Command of the Indian Army. These functions will be followed by felicitation of participants of Kargil War, 'veer naris', parents of martyrs, veterans and widows.
On Tuesday, BJP chief Amit Shah paid floral tributes to Kargil martyrs on the even of Kargil Vijay Diwas and felicitated war veterans at the party headquarters in New Delhi.