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Kargil Vijay Diwas: ‘symbol of extraordinary valor’, says President Droupadi Murmu while paying her tribute to soldiers.

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Kargil Vijay Diwas: ‘symbol of extraordinary valor’, says President Droupadi Murmu while paying her tribute to soldiers.
PATNA, INDIA – JULY 26: NCC officer and cadets pay tribute to Kargil martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas at Kargil Chowk on July 26, 2021 in Patna, India. 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. (Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of the extraordinary valour, might and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. All the countrymen will always be indebted to him and his family members. Jai Hind!,” President wrote on Twitter.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is commemorated every 26 July in India, to observe India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War for ousting Pakistani Forces from their occupied positions on the mountain tops of Northern Kargil District in Ladakh in 1999.

Every year, the Prime Minister pays homage to the martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi on this day. Several functions are also held across the country to celebrate the Indian Army’s contribution to the country.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the Kargil Vijay Diwas is a ‘symbol of pride and glory. PM Modi further said that he “salutes all brave sons of the country”.

“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of pride and glory of Maa Bharati. On this occasion, my salute to all the brave sons of the country who have accomplished their valour in the defence of the motherland. Jai Hind!,” PM Modi wrote on Twitter.

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