In his brief message, Lt D R Gen Soni congratulated the men, who were instrumental in bringing this glorious victory to India. He also paid homage to the martyrs who made supreme sacrifices during the 1999 Kargil war.
“We have reached the stage where there is a requirement to seriously review our policies toward China, not just diplomatically, economically, militarily also,” Malik, who was the Army chief from 1997 to 2000, told The Indian Express in an interview.
While PM Narendra Modi hailed the bravery of the armed forces and said Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India's military prowess, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley paid tributes to martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Wednesday.
In a report titled ‘War no solution to problems, says Nawaz’, the Pakistani newspaper The News, said in its edition of June 25, 1999: “Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Thursday reiterated his call for dialogue with India for defusing a war-like situation along the Line of Control (LoC).