Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, while speaking on the 20th anniversary of Kargil conflict in Parliament, said that the neighbouring country is fighting a proxy war with Indian and can’t fight a full-fledged war. His comments came even as the Parliament paid tributes to Indian soldiers who drove out enemy forces and reclaimed Kargil heights. The nation commemorates the 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas today. From mid-May to July 1999, the Indian armed forces engaged in some of the fiercest battles to take back the high-altitude posts captured by Pakistan in Operation Vijay.
On the occasion, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that Pakistan “will get a bloodier nose” if it engages in any such “misadventure” in the future. Kargil Vijay Divas images President Ram Nath Kovind, paying tribute to the Kargil soldiers, tweeted, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned, Jai Hind!”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this day reminds us of the “courage, bravery and dedication of our soldiers”, as he paid tribute to the “mighty warriors”.