India is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas today. It was on this day in 1999 that India regained control over the high outposts taken over by Pakistan.
The theme of this year’s celebrations is ‘Remember, Rejoice and Renew’.
President Ram Nath Kovind expressed his gratitude towards the bravehearts over Twitter.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999.— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 26, 2019
We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned.
Jai Hind! ???????? #PresidentKovind
Kovind will visit the Kargil War Memorial in Dras, Jammu and Kashmir and will pay homage to soldiers and officers of the Indian Army who were martyred during Operation Vijay.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking to Twitter shared his experience of interacting with the soldiers during the war.
During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2019
This was the time when I was working for my Party in J&K as well as Himachal Pradesh.
The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable. pic.twitter.com/E5QUgHlTDS
Modi will lead the nation in paying homage to the soldiers in the national capital.
It may be noted that the celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas began in Delhi on 14th of this month.