Country forever grateful to soldiers who laid down their lives in Kargil war: President Kovind
The country is forever grateful to soldiers who laid down their lives during the Kargil war to defend 'Bharat Mata', President Ram Nath Kovind said on Sunday.
Taking to Twitter to pay tributes to the slain soldiers on the 21st anniversary of India's victory over Pakistan in the war, he said 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' is a symbol of fearless determination and exceptional valour of our armed forces.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army had announced the successful culmination of "Operation Vijay", declaring victory after the nearly three-month-long battles in the icy heights of Kargil.
"Kargil Vijay Diwas is symbol of fearless determination and exceptional valour of our armed forces. I salute the soldiers who fought the enemy and laid down their life to defend Bharat Mata. The nation is forever grateful to them and their families," said Kovind, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces.
कारगिल विजय दिवस हमारे सशस्त्र बलों की निडरता, दृढ़ संकल्प और असाधारण वीरता का प्रतीक है।— President of India (@rashtrapatibhvn) July 26, 2020
मैं उन सैनिकों को नमन करता हूं जिन्होंने दुश्मन का मुकाबला किया और भारत माता की रक्षा के लिए अपने प्राण न्यौछावर कर दिए।
राष्ट्र सदा के लिए उनका और उनके परिवारजनों का कृतज्ञ है।
The country lost more than 500 soldiers in the Kargil war.