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PM Modi pays homage to martyrs on Kargil Diwas, praises Vajpayee’s leadership

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee “led from the front, supported our armed forces and clearly articulated India’s stand at the world stage”.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2018 11:34 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday the country pays homage to the soldiers who served the nation during Operation Vijay.(PTI File Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday praised the “outstanding political leadership” of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the 19th anniversary of the day India defeated Pakistan to recapture the Kargil peak and remembered the soldiers who fought during the conflict.

“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. #KargilVijayDiwas,” Modi tweeted.

“On #KargilVijayDiwas, 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,” he added.

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.

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.