New Delhi, 26 July
President Draupadi Murmu on Tuesday said that Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of exceptional valor of the armed forces, and people will always be indebted to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India.
On 26 July 1999, the Indian Army declared the successful culmination of Operation Vijay, declaring victory after a nearly three-month-long battle on the icy heights of Kargil in Ladakh.
This day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate the victory of India.
“Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of exceptional bravery, valor and determination of our armed forces. I bow to all the brave soldiers who laid down their lives to protect Mother India. The nation is always indebted to them and their family members. Will stay. Jai Hind,” Murmu said in a tweet in Hindi.
The country lost more than 500 soldiers in the Kargil war.