Kargil Vijay Diwas 2019: India celebrates historic win; Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh pay homage to war heroes [Photos]

India commemorated 20 years of its victory over arch-rival Pakistan in the Kargil War, saluting the supreme sacrifices and valour of the fallen heroes in recapturing several mountain heights seized by Pakistani intruders in Kashmir.

FP Staff July 26, 2019 18:58:05 IST
India commemorated 20 years of its victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War, saluting the supreme sacrifices and valour of the fallen heroes in recapturing several mountain heights seized by Pakistani intruders in Kashmir. In this image, the tri-services personnel can be seen paying homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Diwas. PTI
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India commemorated 20 years of its victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War, saluting the supreme sacrifices and valour of the fallen heroes in recapturing several mountain heights seized by Pakistani intruders in Kashmir. In this image, the tri-services personnel can be seen paying homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Diwas. PTI
It was on 26 July, 1999, that the Indian Army had declared successful culmination of 'Operation Vijay', declaring a victory after a three-month-long battle on the icy heights of Kargil. India had lost around 500 soldiers in the war. PTI
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It was on 26 July, 1999, that the Indian Army had declared successful culmination of 'Operation Vijay', declaring a victory after a three-month-long battle on the icy heights of Kargil. India had lost around 500 soldiers in the war. PTI
President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the nation in paying tributes to the Kargil heroes, taking pride in the courage, bravery, and dedication of the soldiers who were part of the operation. PTI
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President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the nation in paying tributes to the Kargil heroes, taking pride in the courage, bravery, and dedication of the soldiers who were part of the operation. PTI
The Indian Army responded to the intrusion by the Pakistani Army with 'Operation Vijay', fighting battles on rugged terrains and difficult peaks. In this image, a visitor at the Kargil War Memorial replica can be seen created by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. PTI
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The Indian Army responded to the intrusion by the Pakistani Army with 'Operation Vijay', fighting battles on rugged terrains and difficult peaks. In this image, a visitor at the Kargil War Memorial replica can be seen created by the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Pune. PTI
The navy, too, played a significant role in Operation Vijay. The Indian Navy deployed warships from the Gulf to the western Indian coastline. Along with that, a part of Eastern Naval Fleet moved to the Arabian Sea to cut off all supply from Pakistan. PTI
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The navy, too, played a significant role in Operation Vijay. The Indian Navy deployed warships from the Gulf to the western Indian coastline. Along with that, a part of Eastern Naval Fleet moved to the Arabian Sea to cut off all supply from Pakistan. PTI
The Indian Air Force had joined the operation with their 'Operation Safed Sagar' under which, the IAF for the first time, used high-precision bombs to target the enemy. PTI
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The Indian Air Force had joined the operation with their 'Operation Safed Sagar' under which, the IAF for the first time, used high-precision bombs to target the enemy. PTI
The IAF on Friday paid their homage with a special video showing glimpses of its operations during the 1999 conflict, with taglines like 'Valour Unhindered', 'Determination Unmoved' and 'Courage Unparalleled'. Various cities across the country hosted commemorative events to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas. PTI
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The IAF on Friday paid their homage with a special video showing glimpses of its operations during the 1999 conflict, with taglines like 'Valour Unhindered', 'Determination Unmoved' and 'Courage Unparalleled'. Various cities across the country hosted commemorative events to mark Kargil Vijay Diwas. PTI