Kargil Vijay Diwas Live Updates: On the occasion of the 21st anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes and recalled the valour of the Indian armed forces while saying the enemy perched atop heights was defeated by brave soldiers.
Taking to Twitter earlier in the day, the prime minister said: “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, we remember the courage and determination of our armed forces, who steadfastly protected our nation in 1999. Their valour continues to inspire generations.”
During the war, the Indian Army evicted Pakistani intruders and succeeded in recapturing Tiger Hill and other posts as a part of ‘Operation Vijay’. Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both sides — the Indian side lost nearly 490 officers, soldiers, and jawans.