The country is eternally grateful to infantrymen who laid down their lives for the length of the Kargil battle to protect ‘Bharat Mata’, President Ram Nath Kovind said on July 26, on the 21st anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the battle.
Taking to Twitter to pay tributes to the slain infantrymen, he said Kargil Vijay Diwas used to be a symbol of intrepid determination and distinctive valour of our military.
“Kargil Vijay Diwas is symbol of intrepid determination and distinctive valour of our military. I salute the infantrymen who fought the enemy and laid down their life to protect Bharat Mata. The nation is eternally grateful to them and their households,” said Mr. Kovind, who would possibly well per chance even be the supreme commander of the military.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Navy had launched the a hit fruits of Operation Vijay, declaring victory after the virtually three-month-long battles in the icy heights of Kargil. The country lost more than 500 infantrymen in the battle.
The use of the hashtag #CourageInKargil on Twitter, High Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the braveness and determination of our military, who steadfastly safe our nation in 1999. Their valour continues to encourage generations,” and added that he would keep in touch more about it in his Mann Ki Baat address.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes at the Nationwide Warfare Memorial here on July 26.
“I congratulate all Indian residents on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. The sacrifices made by infantrymen, which helped us opt the Kargil battle, will repeatedly be a provide of inspiration for the military,” Mr. Singh suggested reporters.
Along with the Defence Minister, Minister of Suppose for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of Defence Workers General Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief General M.M. Naravane, Air Chief Marshal R.Okay.S Bhadauria and Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh also paid tributes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at the Nationwide Warfare Memorial.
“I bow to the bravehearts, who, with their indomitable braveness, drove the enemy from the complicated hills of Kargil and waved the tricolour there again. The country is proud of the heroes of India who are devoted to preserving the motherland,” Dwelling Minister Amit Shah said in a tweet in Hindi.
The Kargil battle used to be declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian infantrymen pushed support the Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country’s Northern Gentle Infantry, from the captured peaks.
The day is seen as Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate India’s victory in the battle.