Indian Army, Air Force pay tribute to Indomitable war heroes on 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas

The Indian Army on Sunday paid tribute to its heroes for their undaunted courage, indomitable valor and sacrifice on the occasion of 21st anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

“26 July immortalised as #KargilVijayDiwas is a saga of Glorious Victory of the Nation during Kargil Conflict in May-July 1999. #IndianArmy #Salutes the undaunted courage, indomitable valour & sacrifice of our heroes,” the Indian Army tweeted,

“IAF salutes the indomitable courage, valour and selfless sacrifice of the heroes of the Kargil War. Jai Hind!,” Indian Air Force wrote.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, “Kargil Vijay Diwas is indeed the celebration of India’s proud tradition of outstanding Military service, exemplary valour and sacrifice. The unwavering courage and patriotism of our Armed Forces has ensured that India is safe and secure.”

“My gratitude to those who laid down their lives in the service of the nation. I bow to their families, who despite losing their loved ones, remained steadfast in their support of the national resolve in driving out the enemies from our territory,” the Defence Minister added.

“I am also grateful to those who despite becoming disabled in battle, continue to serve the country in their own ways and have set examples worthy of emulation by the Nation,” Rajnath said.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah saluted the valor of the Indian soldiers on the occasion of 21st anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

“Kargil Vijay Day is a symbol of India’s proud, valor and steadfast leadership. I bow to the soldiers who, with their indomitable courage, drove the enemy from the inaccessible hills of Kargil and waved the tricolor there again. The country is proud of the heroes of India, dedicated to protecting the motherland,” Shah tweeted.

Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay, is celebrated in India on July 26 every year, in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes.

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

The war ended with India regaining control of all the previously held territory, re-establishing the status quo ante bellum.