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Ended on July 26, 1999, India celebrates today, the 17th anniversary of Kargil War as ‘Vijay Diwas’ of Kargil war.
As it is considered to be one of the biggest events in the history of Indian Army, the whole country has come together to offer homage and tribute to martyrs of the war.
As a token of respect, the Indian government has requested all the citizens to celebrate the week as Kargil Vijay week.
Talking about Kargil, it had to be fought because there was a huge infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC or Line of Control. The whole conflict was there for Pakistan’s only dream, Kashmir.
‘Vijay Diwas’ is celebrated every year at the war point, Kargil. Every year families of brave hearts martyrs pay homage to their beloved family members they have lost.
On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi greeted ‘Vijay Diwas’ to the nation and offer his tribute to all the soldiers who died a martyr’s death that fateful day.
Apart from this, he also said “We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil”
Also he urged every citizen of this country to get inspired from the soldiers who sacrificed their live for betterment of this country. He said, “India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders”. By saying this, he in a way warned the fiends of this country to be away or pay.
The Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, “I salute the supreme sacrifice & exemplary courage of our soldiers who laid down their lives in Kargil war. They are our nation's true heroes.”
As the sense of patriotism is equal in everybody, Bollywood celebrities on this day flooded the social media with various tweets and comments.
Nevertheless, a war does not end with victory, it asks for a change. Talking about the war of Kargil, little things are there that have changed.
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s recent statement on Kashmir that it will be part of his country one day, suggests that nothing has changed in the mindset of leaders on the other side of the border.