Manohar Parrikar pays homage to Kargil War martyrs

The Minister said the defence forces had put all their resources to work to find the missing AN-32 aircraft

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 26, 2016 2:57 pm
manohar parrikar, vijay diwas, kargil war, defence minister, amar jawan jyoti, operation vijay, kargil vijay divas, AN-32 aircraft Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar paying homage to Kargil war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi (ANI photo)

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday paid homage to the Kargil war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi. He attended the event organised on ‘Vijay Divas,’ the anniversary of Kargil war victory, along with service chiefs of Army, Navy and Air Force.

The nation is celebrating the 17th anniversary of the successful completion of ‘Operation Vijay’ in 1999 during which the Indian forces were able to take back the outposts captured by intruders from Pakistan.

Parrikar, while addressing the media, said the defence forces had put all their resources to work and were trying their best to find leads about the missing AN-32 aircraft.

“We are not able to hear it as of now, cannot say if it is operating,” he told reporters.

Talking about security arrangements on the borders, he said, “As far as we are concerned, we have ensured the borders are kept sealed and no infiltration bid is successful.” The Defence Minister also said there were not many incidents of encounter these days and he believed that they are doing their job properly.

WATCH VIDEO: Indian Air Force’s An-32 Plane Goes Missing


The comments came in the backdrop of the violence in Kashmir when Parrikar has been facing criticism for not personally reaching out to the people in the Valley and taking a note of the reports related to alleged use of extra force.

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  1. karkotagan
    Jul 26, 2016 at 7:43 am
    I salute those heros, but what is the use when government is mum on the celebrity who is free inside India even after supplying gun to terrorists of Mumbai. #SanjayBalrajDutt
    1. Sanjeev Singal
      Jul 26, 2016 at 8:22 am
      Though our soldiers fought the enemy valiantly, but it was the enemy who surprised us in Kargil. Enemy must have taken months to penetrate so deep in;br/gt;lt;br/gt;India's intelligence failure in Kargil led to loss of lives of hundreds of our;br/gt;lt;br/gt;At the time when the enemy was penetrating in Kargil, our those Generals and leaders, who were busy looting in Adarsh Housing Society and in defence deals, need to hang.
      1. V
        Jul 26, 2016 at 6:02 am
        Same old meaningless dialogues different bloody mouths, all lip;br/gt;Shame on them all