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Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess: PM Modi

On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army successfully took back control of high-altitude posts in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 26, 2017, 05.28 AM (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the sacrifices made by the armed forces on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

He took to Twitter, writing, "Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War."

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He added that Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India`s military prowess.

The country is celebrating the eighteenth anniversary of `Kargil Vijay Diwas` today.

On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army successfully took back control of high-altitude posts in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.

They had been fighting for 60 days.

More than 500 soldiers sacrificed their lives.

Four Param Vir Chakras, nine Maha Vir Chakras, and 53 Vir Chakras were awarded. 

Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorates India`s victory against Pakistan and honours the heroes of that war.

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and the chiefs of the three services paid floral tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.

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At the Drass War memorial, in Jammu and Kashmir, the celebrations began on Monday.

Last Sunday, the Kargil Parakram Rally was organised at India Gate to recall the valour of the soldiers who won back the Kargil heights.

(With inputs from ANI)

 

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