New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today recalled the sacrifices of Indian armed soldiers and officers during the Kargil conflict of 1999.
“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 in a Twitter message.
Modi said, “Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess and the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe”.
The Indian Army has organised several functions across the country to honour the war heroes on Wednesday.
Indian cricketers also paid tribute to the soldiers, who died in battle. Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Anil Kumble et. al were amongst those who paid their respects to martyrs on their social media accounts.
The Kargil war held was between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil sector of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LoC).
The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LoC.
The Indian Army, later supported by the Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LoC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants.
It was on July 26, Indian forces successfully took command of the high outposts.