Our armed forces' valour inspire generations: PM Narendra Modi on Kargil Vijay Diwas

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to armed forces to mark the 21st anniversary of India's victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war, saying their valour continues to inspire generations.

 

"On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the courage and determination of our armed forces, who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. Their valour continues to inspire generations," Modi tweeted, adding that he would speak more about it in his Mann Ki Baat address.

The prime minister used the hashtag #CourageInKargil.

India is observing the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas on Sunday, remembering its brave martyrs, who sacrificed their lives to uphold and safeguard the integrity of the nation

The Kargil war was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian soldiers pushed back Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country's Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks in Kargil.

The day is observed as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' to commemorate India's victory.

On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. 

The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on 26 July and resulted in loss of life on both the sides. 

 

With inputs from Agency

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