Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year. The Kargil War took place after Pakistani troops crossed the Line of Control and occupied Indian posts in Kargil, Drass and nearby sectors.
The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, 527 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces were martyred during the war.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Paying a tribute to the Kargil war heroes tweeted.
Under the dynamic leadership of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee India responded with mobilization of over 200,000 Indian troops and successfully wiping out Pakistani incursion from Kargil and Drass sector.
Kargil Vijay Diwas – Sacrifice, Valour & Courage
On 26 July every year all Indians honour and salute the Kargil War’s Heroes and commemorate this day as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” remembering Sacrifice, Valour & Courage of service men who put nation before self to keep the nation safe.
Remembering the brave hearts every year Prime Minister of India, Defence Minister and three Service Chiefs pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi.
#WATCH Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi on #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/kRdDiUOYlh
— ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018
Homage pours in from all over the nation for War Heroes, several celebrities and famous personalities of india also paid their tributes to Kargil War Heroes, internationally acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture on Kargil Vijay Diwas at Puri Beach in Odisha.
Virendra Sehwag, Former Indian cricket opener batsman tweeted
Although Kargil War was fought in the year 1999, some of the incidents have deeply captured the collective memory of the nation. When journalists asked Captain Vikram Batra, one of the bravest son of the soil and a Kargil martyr about Pakistani troops casuality by Indian Armed Forces in the war, He replied – “Ye Dil Mange More” and the rest is history.