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Home / Cricket / Kargil Vijay Diwas: Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir lead tributes to Indian soldiers

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Virat Kohli, Gautam Gambhir lead tributes to Indian soldiers

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 every year to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.

cricket Updated: Jul 26, 2019 12:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
File image of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
File image of MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.(AP Photo)

On the 20th anniversary of India’s triumph in the Kargil war, Sports fraternity saluted the Indian soldiers who sacrificed their lives on the line of duty. Former and current cricketers took to social media to laud the Indian armed forces. Cricket captain Virat Kohli’s social media post read: “We will never forget all the sacrifices you made for us. Respect, Love, Salute. #JaiHind #KargilVijayDiwas.” 

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Former India cricketer and East Delhi MP Gautam Gambhir expressed his feeling in Hindi on social media on this momentous day.

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan lauded the Kargil War heroes and wrote: “I will never forget the sacrifices made by the martyrs of our Indian Army, the courage they showed in the Kargil war. Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas,” Dhawan tweeted.  

 

 

 

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 every year to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 conflict in Jammu and Kashmir.

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India launched Operation Vijay to clear the posts in the high-altitude Kargil sector, which was occupied by the Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants on the Indian side of the Line of Control.

The armies of the nuclear-armed nations fought the war between May and July in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir and elsewhere along the LoC. It took about three months for the Indian forces to recapture the posts.

It was the first televised war viewed extensively by the country.

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