Kargil Vijay Divas: 18 years on, India celebrates victory in 1999 war against Pakistan

India celebrated the Kargil Vijay Diwas on 26 July to commemorate India’s victory against Pakistan in the Kargil War.

FP Staff July 26, 2017 15:34:58 IST
India celebrated 'Kargil Vijay Divas' on Wednesday to commemorate India’s victory against Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War. PTI
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India celebrated 'Kargil Vijay Divas' on Wednesday to commemorate India’s victory against Pakistan in the 1999 Kargil War. PTI
For the 18th celebration, the Indian Army honoured the participants of the war, '<em>veer naris</em>', parents of martyrs and widows. PTI
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For the 18th celebration, the Indian Army honoured the participants of the war, '<em>veer naris</em>', parents of martyrs and widows. PTI
Navy personnel also attended a function held at Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate in New Delhi. PTI
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Navy personnel also attended a function held at Amar Jawan Jyoti in India Gate in New Delhi. PTI
Defence minister Arun Jaitley along with Army Chief General Bipin Singh Rawat, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba paid homage to the slain soldiers at the function. PTI
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Defence minister Arun Jaitley along with Army Chief General Bipin Singh Rawat, Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa and Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba paid homage to the slain soldiers at the function. PTI
Students in Bengaluru dressed in army costume also paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil War. PTI
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Students in Bengaluru dressed in army costume also paid tribute to the martyrs of the Kargil War. PTI