Kargil War: Nation Hails 17th Year Of Sacrifices Of Army
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Hailing the sacrifices of India’s courageous soldiers on the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar along with three service chiefs General Dalbir Singh (Army), Admiral Sunil Lanba (Navy) and Arup Raha (Air Force) paid homage to Kargil war heroes at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in New Delhi on Tuesday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India will never forget the fearlessness with which the soldiers gave a befitting and unforgettable reply to the intruders.
It was 17 years ago from today that the Indian Army recaptured all the Indian posts in Kargil that had been occupied by Pakistan's army. Since then, this day has been observed annually to commemorate the sacrifices made by soldiers in this war. As many as 527 Indian soldiers were killed in the war and more than 13,300 people were critically injured.
The war began in May 1999 and went on for two months. By July, the Indian forces emerged victorious in the war and the Pakistani intruders were completely evicted. (Inputs from ANI)