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On Kargil anniversary, India honours jawans

July 27, 2019

Etched in the memory of every Indian is the Kargil war that took place between 1999 May and July. In the conflict between India and Pakistan, hundreds of soldiers from both sides lost their lives, not to forget the civilians who were killed in cold-blood. 26 July 1999 is when the war came to an end. On Friday, which was Kargil Vijay Diwas, India commemorated all brave jawans and victims of the war who put down their lives for the victory of their soil. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to social media to post a photograph of him along with the jawans when he visited them during war times at Kargil. He also commemorated the brave souls of Kargil.

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-Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India.

The war was fought after Pakistan wanted to occupy Kargil part of Jammu and Kashmir, which belonged to India. India carried off Operation Vijay to clear the conflict and ensure Kargil stays intact with India. The war is also known for being an example of high-altitude warfare in mountainous terrain.

Though India emerged victorious in the war, many families of the jawans who lost their lives have still not fully gotten over the aftermath of losing their close ones.

"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 valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind!", tweeted Ramnath Kovind, President of India.

Let's remember the Great Sacrifices of Kargil War on the 20th Anniversary. Let's Salute & Pay Homage To Martyrs on "Vijay Divas", tweeted Kiren Rijiju, Union Sports Minister of India.

"On #KargilVijayDiwas, we salute the valour of our Armed Forces and remember their sacrifices in the battle fought on the heights of #Kargil. We shall always remain grateful and indebted to those soldiers who defended our borders but could never return", tweeted Ashok Gehlot, Chief Minister of Rajasthan.

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