Pondy Lt Guv, Ministers pay homage to Kargil war heroes

The Kargil War is considered a rare example of high altitude warfare between two nuclear states. The difficult terrain of the region limited the extent of engagement with heavy artillery shelling the attack of choice owing to restrictions and risks to

Kargil Vijay Diwas, the day when entire nation commemorates the sacrifices of Indian heroes during 1999 Kargil war. In a tweet, Kovind said the nation is grateful to the fearless men and women of armed forces who keep the country safe and secure.

The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region.

July 26th, 1999, 17 years ago on this date, the Indian Army showed extraordinary mettle and recaptured all the posts.

On the occasion, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and three Chiefs of Services laid floral tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi honoured the Indian martyrs of the Kargil War on Wednesday in a series of tweets.

President Ram Nath Kovind today expressed "gratitude" to the armed forces personnel on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas. Jai Hind. Kargil Vijay Diwas. Gratitude, respect and tributes to the bravehearts of the Indian armed forces who protected our lives and the nation. And there are films that have also narrated the historic victory of India at Kargil.

In his Kargil Vijay diwas speech, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath compared the war of 1999 with the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 where Pakistan was partitioned and East Pakistan was turned into Bangladesh.

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