TW Newsdesk, July 26: On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 26 saluted the brave hearts of the country who achieve the height of valour in the defense of the motherland. On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army declared the successful culmination of “Operation Vijay”, declaring victory following a nearly three-month-long battle on the icy heights of Kargil in Ladakh.
The day is observed as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the war. “Kargil Vijay Diwas is a symbol of pride and glory of ‘Maa Bharati’. On this occasion, my salute to all the brave hearts of the country who achieve the height of valour in the defense of the motherland. Jai Hind,” Prime Minister Modi stated in a tweet in Hindi.