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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Twitterati's tribute to the Indo-Pak war heroes

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 26 July 2017, 9:44 IST

The entire nation is commemorating the sacrifices of Indian soldiers as the people remember the sacrifices of war heroes during 1999 Indo-Pak Kargil war on the occasion of Vijay Diwas on 26 July.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and hailed the great sacrifices made by the Armed Forces. He wrote, "Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War."

The war, which went on for two months (May – July) in 1999, was fought between India and Pakistan in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC).

The victory was declared on 26 July 1999 when Pakistani soldiers withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway.

The Indian Army lost over 500 officers, soldiers and jawans during the war.

People flooded the social networking site Twitter with messages in the honour of the martyred soldiers and Indian victory in the war.

First published: 26 July 2017, 9:44 IST
 
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