Kargil Divas: PM Narendra Modi remembers courageous soldiers

Kargil Divas, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, Operation Vijay
New Delhi :

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed sacrifices of India's courageous soldiers on 17th Kargil Vijay Divas.

"On Kargil Vijay Diwas, I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us. India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting and unforgettable reply to the intruders," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

He also praised efforts of then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee in keeping the situation under control.

"We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India's political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil."

In 1999, Indian Armed Forces had recaptured the Indian posts in Kargil, which were occupied by Pakistan forcefully. The Army had named it as 'Operation Vijay'.

Published On : Jul 26, 2016 12:32 PM