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Antony pays tribute to martyrs on Kargil Diwas

ANI  New Delhi, July 26, 2013
First Published: 11:27 IST(26/7/2013) | Last Updated: 11:49 IST(26/7/2013)

Defence minister AK Antony led the nation in paying tribute to Kargil martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Friday on the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the 1999 Kargil War.

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Chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force also paid homage to the Kargil martyrs.

The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC).

The conflict, which claimed the lives of more than 500 officers and soldiers, many of whom were posthumously given gallantry awards, is also referred to as Operation Vijay, which was the name of the Indian operation that cleared the Kargil sector.

The town of Kargil is located 205 km from Srinagar, and faces Pakistan's so-called Northern Areas across the Line of Control.

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