Kargil Vijay Diwas: President & PM of India pay tribute

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi share heartfelt tributes in honour of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is the day to honour the heroes and martyrs of the Kargil war that took place in 1999. The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind is set to visit Drass in Ladakh and offer homage at the Kargil War memorial. He will also be accompanied by India’s Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat.

The President is scheduled to visit the Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh on his four-day visit.

Source- Hindustan Times

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute to the Indian armed forces on Kargil Diwas and shared a tweet. Take a look at it below.

He also paid tribute to the soldiers of the Indian army during the 79th edition of his monthly programme ‘Mann Ki Baat. Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated to remember the sacrifices of the Indian army that were made during the 1999 Kargil War and to honour the lives of martyrs. The conflict went on for 3 months and the Indian army declared victory for Operation Vijay. They reclaimed the mountains taken by Pakistan Army and hoisted the Indian flag.