On the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, not just the leaders but the entire nation paid tribute to the Indian Army Soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the 1999 War against Pakistan. Remembering the heroes, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Twitter said, “I salute the supreme sacrifice & exemplary courage of our soldiers who laid down their lives in Kargil war. They are our nation’s true heroes.”
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar also joined the nation in saluting the martyrs in Dras where Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated.Honourable Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site Twitter said, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath.
Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.” “We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil,” added Modi. In another tweet, PM said, “India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders.”
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Leader Rajiv Shukla also paid homage to the martyrs on this particular day which is dedicated to the war heroes. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “My salute to the victorious Kargil war heroes who sacrificed their lives for our motherland. #Kargilvijaydiwas.”
Indian Cricketers also paid homage to the war heroes – “Bow down to the selfless heroes of our country on #KargilVijayDiwas We r at peace only bcoz of ur efforts&sacrifices,” tweeted Virendra Sehwag remembering Kargil. R P Singh on Twitter said, “I salute brave soldiers of Indian Army #kargilvijaydiwas @adgpi #IndianArmy.”
All the people in India paid Homage to the soldiers on this day through twitter.Kargil vijay diwas homage to all the martyrs who lost their life in the war.The 1999 Kargil War was fought between Indian and Pakistani armies in the Kargil district of Kashmir and some other places along the Line of Control (LoC). In the honour of the 1999 War heroes, 26th July is observed as the Kargil Vijay Diwas.