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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Atal Ji led from the front and supported our armed forces, says PM Modi

India will always remember with pride, the outstanding political leadership provided by Atal Ji during Operation Vijay, PM Modi tweeted. 

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: July 26, 2018 10:44 IST ]
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Homage paid to soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to the martyrs of 1999 Kargil War. PM Modi on Kargil Vijay Diwas said that former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee provided an outstanding leadership during Operation Vijay and led from the front.

“On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation pays homage to all those who served the nation during Operation Vijay. Our brave soldiers ensured that India remains protected and gave a befitting answer to those who tried to vitiate the atmosphere of peace,” PM tweeted.

In another tweet, the prime minister said that “India will always remember with pride, the outstanding political leadership provided by Atal Ji during Operation Vijay. He led from the front, supported our armed forces and clearly articulated India’s stand at the world stage.”

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also paid tribute to the martyred soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh in Jammu and Kashmir paid homage to the martyred soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Personnel of the Armed forces and families of the soldiers who lost their lives in 1999 Kargil War paid tribute to the martyrs at Dras War Memorial.

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Homage paid to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas 

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 every year, marking successful conclusion of the war with Pakistan in the Kargil-Drass sector of Jammu and Kashmir in 1999.

The Indian soldiers successfully gained back the high-altitude outposts occupied by Pakistani intruders culminating in Operation Vijay on the day.

Over 500 Indian armed forces personnel laid down their lives during the 60-day long war.

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