Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today paid rich tribute the martyrs on the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas. PM Modi said that India recall with pride the firmness shown by then political leadership and ensured decisive victory in Kargil. Home Minister Rajnath Singh also paid homage to the martyrs for their ‘supreme sacrifice & exemplary courage’ shown during the 1999 war.
“On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us,” tweeted PM adding, “We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India’s political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil.” In another tweet, PM said, “India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders.” Defence minister Manohar Parrikar paid tribute to martyrs in Dras where Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrations will be carried out today.
“Remembering the heroes of Kargil war victory for their bravery and sacrifice. I join the Nation in saluting them,” tweeted Parrikar. Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and 2 services chief (Navy, Air Force) also accompanied Manohar Parrikar.
VIDEO:Def Min Parrikar & the 3 service chiefs pay homage to Kargil War martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti #KargilVijayDiwashttps://t.co/8zoSAKrLRJ
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“I salute the supreme sacrifice & exemplary courage of our soldiers who laid down their lives in Kargil war. They are our nation’s true heroes,” tweeted Rajnath Singh.
Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje are some of the prominent personalities, who express their gratitude towards the bravery of the soldiers. Take a look at their tweets:
Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
“On “Kargil Vijay Diwas”, I salute to nation’s soldiers for their valour & sacrifices.”
“On Kargil Vijay Diwas,I salute our Jawans who gallantly fought for the Nation—their bravery & sacrifice shall be remembered for generations!”
“Remembering our soldiers, who put themselves in harm’s way, so that we can live without fear. #kargilvijaydiwas”
“Actual Heroes of our country! #kargilvijaydiwas #JaiHind”
Our soldiers fought the enemies from Pak in the most difficult circumstances & taught Pakistan an unforgettable lesson. #kargilvijaydiwas
Salutes to our ever vigilant,dedicated, motivated Jawans, proud of all our armed forces #kargilvijaydiwas .Jai Jawan
My salute to the victorious Kargil war heroes who sacrificed their lives for our motherland. #kargilvijaydiwas .
Salute to our soldiers because of whom we sleep peacefully.True Heroes. Jai Jawan !
Bow down to the selfless heroes of our country on #KargilVijayDiwas We r at peace only bcoz of ur efforts&sacrifices
Homage to the 527 martyrs of Kargil war who laid down their lives for our nation. It’s a debt we can never repay. #kargilvijaydiwas
#RememberNeverForget – 527 martyrd, 1367 injured, 4PVCs, 9 MVCs, 55 VrCs, Tiger Hill, Tololing Peak, Pt 4875, 4590 etc #kargilvijaydiwas
Whenever I need to summon up some courage I think of Capt.Vikram Batra & his colleagues; the odds they faced & conquered. #kargilvijaydiwas
On #KargilVijayDiwas, I salute courage & supreme sacrifice of our soldiers who laid down their lives for our nation.
R P Singh (Cricketer)
I salute brave soldiers of Indian Army #kargilvijaydiwas @adgpi #IndianArmy
#KargilVijayDiwas -In remembrance of our jawans who fought w/ courage,defended our land so we could sleep in peace & live freely.
Earlier, Army Chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag has paid homage to Operation Vijay martyrs on the Kargil Vijay Diwas at Dras War memorial yesterday. Army Chief was also accompanied by Army Commander, Lt Gen DS Hooda, Northern Command and GOC Fire.