27 July, 2017
But why was this war fought in the first place?
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday saluted the martyrs and their families for their sacrifice on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
"Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe", he added.
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Meanwhile, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today paid floral tributes to soldiers who lost their lives during the Kargil War in 1999 at Amar Jawan Jyoti here.
It was constructed to honour 114 martyrs who sacrificed their lives during the historic battle of Rezang La pass in 1962 with China.
Juhi Chawla: Remembering all our fearless soldiers who had sacrificed their life for our country. As can be inferred from the duration of the movie, it is the most accurate, heart- touching and thrilling depiction of the struggles of Indian soldiers at Kargil and their efforts to bring down the Pakistani intruders. The Vijay Diwas is celebrated in Kargil's Dras sector and in the national capital. Kargil India May-July 1999.
This year marks the 18th anniversary of the day India defeated Pakistan to recapture the Kargil peak.