Srinagar: President Kovind to pay homage at Badami Bagh Cantonment on 20 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday will pay homage to soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who were martyred in Kargil conflict in 1999.

President Kovind was supposed to visit the Kargil War Memorial in Drass, Jammu and Kashmir, but due to bad weather his visit was cancelled and now he will pay homage at Badami Bagh Cantonment in Srinagar.

According to the sources, three Services Chiefs paid homage at Drass war memorial.

President Kovind in his tweet said, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999.”

“We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind!” he added.  

The Kargil War between India and Pakistan took place from May 3 and July 26, 1999.

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.