PM Narendra Modi on Friday paid a heartwarming tribute to the soldiers who dedicate their lives for the country and even posted pictures of his visit to Kargil and interaction with soldiers after the war on the occasion of 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
India celebrates 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas on Friday, remembering the sacrifices made by the Indian Army during the 1999 Kargil War to push away Pakistan's infiltration from Indian territory. In the lead up to the victory celebrations on D-Day themed 'Remember, Rejoice and Renew', there are various tributes dedicated to the martyrs by the Indian Army,
The Victory Flame, commemorating 20 years of successful termination of Operation VIJAY, was ignited by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh from the eternal flame at National War Memorial, New Delhi. The flame has been carried by a team of motorcyclists over 11 towns and cities and will finally merge with the flame at Kargil War Memorial, Dras on Friday.
The Kargil war was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian soldiers pushed back the Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country's Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks.