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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Here is how India came together to support its 1999 war heroes

Kargil Vijay Diwas: In 1999, Indian troops had recaptured several mountain tops overlooking the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway from Pakistani intruders. Releasing a statement in this regard, the Army said that the 20th anniversary of "Operation Vijay" will be celebrated with the theme 'Remember, Rejoice and Renew'.

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Filmistan Studio at Goregaon (W) looking deserted as film Industry observed bandh in memory of Kargil Martyrs in Mumbai. (Express archive/Mahendra Parikh)

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Indian youth organisation on behalf of Indian Muslims, protest at Minar Masjid. (Express archive/Kevin D'Souza)

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Members of Malabar Hill people association burnt Pakistani flags in protest against the intrusion in Kargil area of Kashmir at Hutatma Chowk in Mumbai. (Express archive/Mohan Bane)

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People during a march organised by the advertising club to raise funds for the families of Kargil Martyrs. (Express archive/Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Students from various school held a victory rally for Kargil from Khalsa College to Shivaji Park. (Express archive/Neeraj Priyadarshi)

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Members of Youth Congress took out a morcha with donkeys in front, symbolising ISI and Pakistan Army in protest against their involvement in Kargil. (Express archive)

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Public reading the board put up by BJP to protest against Pakistani intrusion in Kargil area of Kashmir at Santa Cruz, Mumbai. (Express archive/Vinayaka Prabhu)

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Children of JB Pettit school present postcards, drawings and a cheque of Rs 20,000 to Brigadier Kaul towards the welfare of Kargil Soldiers at Sub Area Head quarters in Colaba. (Express archive/A Srinivas)

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Leaders of Nationalist Congress observe silence to remember martyrs of Kargil at the first national convention at Shanmukhanand Hall in Mumbai. (Express archive/Manoj Patil)

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More than 10,000 rakhi's were made by the members of Agroha Vikas Parishad, Worli and were sent to the soldiers at Kargil on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. (Express archive/Vinayaka Prabhu)