Indians Salute Bravehearts On 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas

18th Kargil Vijay Diwas

The ultimate victory of the Indian Army is celebrated each year, on July 26 as it is on this day, in the year 2000 that the war officially came to an end with the Indian Army announcing a complete evacuation of Pakistani trespassers.

The Indian Army had successfully taken back command of outposts after 60 days of fighting, helping India regain possession in Kargil.

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The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region. In a tweet, Mr. Modi said, Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess and the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe.

Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Indian Air Force Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba also paid homage to the martyrs. Meanwhile, in New Delhi, Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of defence services laid floral tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti.

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Preity Zinta: Freedom is never free, someone pays a price for it. Many people also criticize Indian soldiers and also keep their attention away from their tough lives.

As we enter the 18th year of Kargil Vijay Diwas, we bring to you a few of the lesser known facts about the war which will instill a fresh sense of patriotism in you and you will walk with you head held high.

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