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PM Modi : Remembers brave soldiers who fought during Kargil War

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the brave soldiers who fought gallantly during the Kargil War. In a tweet, Mr. 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led tributes to martyrs of the 1999 Kargil war to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas on Wednesday.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi hailed India’s military prowess and remembered the sacrifices made by the armed forces in the war against Pakistan.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated across India on July 26 every year to commemorate the emphatic victory in the Kargil War against Pakistan and honour the war heroes.

The Kargil conflict in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region took place after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts on the heights.

It was on this day in 1999 that the Indian Army successfully took control of the posts in the extremely difficult and treacherous high altitude and glaciated terrain.

The Central Command of the Indian Army will celebrate Kargil Vijay Diwas on Wednesday through a series of functions.

Functions to pay homage to the gallant martyrs would be held in all stations across the seven states under the area of responsibility of the Central Command.

These will be followed by felicitation of participants of Kargil War, veer naris, parents of martyrs, veterans and widows.

In Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would pay homage to the martyrs at ‘Smritika’ War Memorial in presence of senior serving and retired military officers, junior commissioned officers and other ranks.

Major General Vinod Sharma, General Officer Commanding, Madhya Uttar Pradesh Sub Area, will lay the wreath and felicitate the war heroes and the families of martyrs.

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