On Kargil Vijay Diwas, Narendra Modi hails the sacrifices of India's courageous soldiers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas with a series of tweets on Tuesday morning:

Kargil Vijay Diwas commemorates the victory in the 1999 war with Pakistan that began on 3 May and was brought to its conclusion on 26 July.

From a strategic standpoint, Kargil is noted as being one of the most recent instances of high-altitude warfare in mountainous terrain — something that usually provides a major challenge to both sides.

The Kargil was was also one of the very few instances of direct, conventional warfare between nuclear states.

Updated Date: Jul 26, 2016 08:17 AM

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