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Kargil Vijay Diwas is being celebrated all over India on Wednesday to commemorate the emphatic victory in the Kargil War against Pakistan and honour the war heroes.

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the Indian armed forces for their ability and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' today.

July 26 is celebrated as the anniversary of India's victory in the 1999 Kargil conflict with Pakistan.

"Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War," Prime Minister Modi said in a series of tweets.


Defence Minister Arun Jaitley paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Kargil War at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi.

Mr Jaitley wished the armed forces saying: "salute to the valour of our soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Praising the Indian armed forces, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "I salute the unmatched courage and bravery of our soldiers who made supreme sacrifices for the nation during 'Operation Vijay' in Kargil.

26 July, 1999, it was on this day, the Indian Army successfully took control of posts in extremely difficult and unreliable high altitude and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting for 60 days.