INDIA OBSERVED THE 18TH KARGIL VIJAY DIWAS TO COMMEMORATE THE VICTORY IN THE WAR AGAINST PAKISTAN IN 1999:

India today observed the 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas to commemorate the victory in the war against Pakistan in 1999. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to micro-blogging site Twitter to hail the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country “Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War,” Modi said in a series of tweets. “Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe,” he added.  The Kargil conflict in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh region took place after Pakistani troops occupied Indian posts on the heights. It took about three months for the the Indian forces to recapture the posts. Rediff.com : 26th. July,17

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