Every year, July 26 is observed as Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate the success of the Indian Army against infiltrating Pakistani troops. From PM Narendra Modi to President Ram Nath Kovind, war veterans to former soldiers, took to twitter to commemorate India's victory. On July 26, 1999, exactly 20 years ago this day, India not only emerged invictus in Kargil War against Pakistan but also witnessed the sacrifice of many soldiers who selflessly fought for the dignity of the country.
Taking to Twitter, President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “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.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 26, 2019
We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned.
Jai Hind! 🇮🇳 #PresidentKovind
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted some pictures from 1999 when he visited the soldiers in Kargil to express his solidarity.
During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2019
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. pic.twitter.com/E5QUgHlTDS
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who will visit Kargil today also paid his tribute.
कारगिल विजय दिवस की २०वीं वर्षगाँठ पर मैं भारतीय सेना के शौर्य एवं बलिदान को नमन करता हूँ।सारा देश उन सभी शहीद सैनिकों को श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करता है जिन्होंने विपरीत परिस्थितियों के बावजूद बहादुरी से लड़ते हुए भारत के सम्मान की रक्षा की। उनका अदम्य साहस एवं बलिदान प्रेरणास्पद है।— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) July 26, 2019