Kargil Vijay Diwas, named after the successful Operation Vijay against Pakistan is celebrated in India on July 26 every year, in honour of the Kargil War’s Heroes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled his 1999 visit to Kargil and unforgettable time spent with soldiers.
He also tweeted pictures of the time spent with soldiers.
“During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers. This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh. The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable,” Modi said in a tweet.
The Kargil war was fought for over two months ended on July 26 and resulted in loss of life on both sides. Today is the 20th anniversary of the historic event when the Indian Army successfully regained the control of all the previously held territory, re-establishing the status quo ante bellum.