Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Modi shares photos of his 1999 Visit; Rajnath Singh pays tribute at National War Museum

Kargil Vijay Diwas

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday visited National War Museum on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Singh paid tribute to soldiers who sacrifice their lives in the Kargil War. Singh was accompanied by Minister of State (MoS) Shripad Naik at the national war museum.

Talking to reporters, Naik said, ‘The country is advancing only because of the sacrifices of the armed forces and Today is the day of pride.

‘On the 20th anniversary of the Kargil victory day, I bow to the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army. The whole country offers tribute to all martyrs who, despite adversity, defend bravery and defend the honor of India. His indomitable courage and sacrifice are inspirational’, Singh said in a tweet.

In another tweet, he added, ‘Paid homage to martyred soldiers at the National War Memorial in New Delhi on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Their unwavering courage and supreme sacrifice ensured the safety and sanctity of our borders’.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tributes to the soldiers who defended India during the Kargil war in the year 1999. In his post on the occasion to celebrate the 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas, PM Modi said that the day should be remembered for the “courage, bravery and dedication” shown by the soldiers who were a part of the war.

PM Modi also shared some pictures of his visit to Kargil during the war and his interaction with the soldiers at that time.

‘During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers. This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh. The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable’, said PM Modi in a tweet.

President Ramnath Kovind also salutes the bravery of soldiers who took part in the operation. Taking to Twitter, he said, ‘On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valor of those who defended India and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind!’.

This is the 20th Anniversary of the Kargil War and the year will be celebrated as a milestone in a huge manner by the Indian Army with an aim to rekindling the pride of the soldiers who were a part of the massive operation Vijay.

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