21st Kargil Vijay Diwas: Tribute to brave soldiers.
India celebrates the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas and pays tribute to the brave soldiers. The nation today is remembering the valour of our brave soldiers, their exemplary courage and their sacrifices. The war heroes of Kargil sacrificed their today to uphold and safeguard the country’s tomorrow. We remember and celebrate July 26 for the success of “Operation Vijay”.
Indian Army launched the “Operation Vijay” to recapture the Indian territories captured by the Pakistani troops in the Kargil-Drass sector in 1999. July 26 is celebrated to commemorate the brave Indian soldiers who fought bravely to uphold and safeguard the country’s integrity. Today we are celebrating 21 years of victory in Kargil and the valour of our exemplary soldiers.
Our brave Indian soldiers fought back even after being at disadvantage and recaptured our territories occupied by Pakistan. The Kargil War (1999) is one of the most hard-fought wars in history. The war took place between May 3 to July 26, 1999. Many lives were lost from both the sides in the Kargil war but India emerged victorious .
The Kargil War.
In the unofficial war initiated by Pakistani troops, Indian soldiers fought back with exemplary courage. They regained control over Indian territories, re-establishing the status-quo. The Pakistani troops infiltrated with an intention to capture all the strategic locations. They bombed the National Highway One to seize the supply lines for Indian forces.
Indian Army launched the “Operation Vijay” to clear the Kargil sector. The Indian Air Force acting jointly with the Indian Army ground troops flushed out the Pakistani troops from the vacated Indian positions in Kargil along the LAC.
Indian with the support of Indian Air Force marched on to give a befitting reply to the Pakistani troops. Soon India captured all the key strategic positions like Tololing and Tiger Hill. With increasing international pressure and Indian soldiers regaining control on the territories Pakistan was forced to pull back it’s forces.
Captain Vikram Batra.
The ‘Shershaah’ of Kargil war, Captain Vikram Batra fought bravely and sacrificed his life in the battle at the age of 24. For his sacrifice and exemplary courage, Captain Vikram Batra was awarded with Param Vir Chakra. It is the highest wartime gallantry award.
To pay tribute to Captain Vikram Batra, Dharma Productions is making a biopic on him. The biopic of Captain Batra is titled as “Shershaah”. Siddharth Malhotra and Kiara Advani will be in the lead roles.
PM Modi Pays Tribute.
Remembering the sacrifices and valour of our soldiers, the entire is paying their heartfelt tributes today. Addressing his radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi pays his tribute to the war heroes of Kargil war. “26th July is a very special day for every Indian. Thanks to the courage of our armed forces, India showed great strength in Kargil,” says PM Modi.
“21 years ago on this day, our army won the Kargil war. India was then trying to have cordial relations with Pakistan. But it is said that it is in the nature of the wicked to have enmity with everyone for no reason. Pakistan undertook this misadventure with sinister plans to capture India’s land and to divert attention from its internal conflicts,” further adds PM Modi.
Before addressing the 67th edition of ‘Mann Ki Baat’, PM Modi also extended his tributes through his Twitter handle. “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,” tweets PM Modi.
Leaders Pay Tribute.
On the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh alao pays his tribute at the National War Memorial in Delhi. The chiefs of all the three defence services also pay their tributes to the brave soldiers at the National War Memorial in Delhi.
“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of fearless determination & exceptional valour of our Armed Forces. I salute the soldiers who fought the enemy and laid down their life to defend Bharat Mata. The nation is forever grateful to them and their families,” tweets President Kovind.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah also pays his tribute through Twitter. He refers Kargil Vijay Diwas as a symbol of India’s valour, steadfast leadership and pride. “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of India’s proud, valour 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 Tricolour there again. The country is proud of the heroes of India, who are protecting the motherland.”