On Kargil Vijay Diwas, when the nation is remembering and pays homage to the fallen heroes of the 1999 Kargil War, Sushma Swaraj, former Minister of External Affairs of India, has also paid her tribute.
She said "The nation is grateful for the sacrifices made by the soldiers of the Kargil War and we bow down to them"
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Earlier, President of India Ram Nath Kovind saluted the heroes and martyrs of the Kargil War in 1999 on Kargil Vijay Diwas. President Kovind took to Twitter to acknowledge the gallantry of the Armed Forces at the heights of Kargil. He saluted the grit and valour of those who protected the country and said that the country was indebted to the heroes who were martyred in the war.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid a very notable tribute to the soldiers, sharing pictures of his visit to Kargil and his interaction with soldiers after the conclusion of the war marking 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 which are based on the theme '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.