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Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM Modi remembers bravery of armed forces

July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil conflict.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2017 09:11 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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Army, Navy, Air Force contingents paying tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti , India Gate on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas in New Delhi on July 26, 2016.(HT File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.

July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil conflict.

“Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War,” Modi said in a series of tweets.

“Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe,” he added.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the day India defeated Pakistan to recapture the Kargil peak.

The conflict in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region took place after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts on the heights of Kargil. It took about three months for the Indian forces to recapture the posts.

First Published: Jul 26, 2017 09:11 IST