In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory

Updated: July 26, 2019 11:22 IST

The Indian Army on Friday commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War to remember the valour of the soldiers who took part in the operation. "Operation Vijay" was the name given to India's limited war against Pakistan after the neighbouring country captured high outposts Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil in 1999. In 1999, Indian troops overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, hostile terrain, weather, and successfully recaptured several mountain tops overlooking the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway from Pakistani intruders. Since then, the day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas.

In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also shared some pictures of his visit to Kargil during the conflict and his interaction with the soldiers. The prime minister said that in 1999, he was working for the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. "The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable," PM Modi said.
In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory
All India Mahila Congress remembered the contributions flight lieutenant Gunjan Saxena played during the war. Gunjan Saxena was the only lady officer who played a crucial role in the Kargil War. "The first female aviator to set foot in the raging battlefield of Kargil . Gunjan's helicopter was shot by a Pak missile and it crashed into a hill," it tweeted.
In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory
The 'Dare Devils' Motorcycle Rider Display Team of the Corps of Signals Indian Army performed in Dras, as part of Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration.
In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory
Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers pay homage at a war memorial, inside a Border Security Force headquarter, in Srinagar on July 23, 2019.
In Pics: India Celebrates 20th Anniversary Of Kargil Victory
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the soldiers killed dueing the Kargil war, at the National War Memorial in New Delhi. "Their unwavering courage and supreme sacrifice ensured the safety and sanctity of our borders," he said.

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