The Indian armed forces defeated Pakistan on July 26, 1999. Since then, the day is celebrated as Kargil Vijay Diwas
As India observes the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War, PM Narendra Modi shares pictures of his 'unforgettable' 1999 visit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday recalled his visit to Kargil in 1999 during the India-Pakistan war, and described as "unforgettable" his interactions with the soldiers. On the 20th anniversary of the conflict, Modi tweeted, "During the Kargil War in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers. This was the time when I was working for my party in Jammu and Kashmir as well as Himachal Pradesh. The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable."
PM Narendra Modi showing solidarity with the brave soldiers
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays a wreath at the National War Memorial in New Delhi
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the whole country pays tributes to the fallen soldiers, whose courage and sacrifice were inspirational. "On the 20th anniversary of the Kargil victory day, I bow to the bravery and sacrifice of the Indian Army," Singh tweeted.
Navy personnel pay homage at National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Diwas
Tri-services personnel pay homage at National War Memorial to commemorate Kargil Vijay Diwas
Army jawans and officers raise patriotic slogans after paying tribute at War Memorial (Balidan Stambh) in Jammu
Indian Army is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay.
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy pays tributes at the War Memorial in Puducherry
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb pays tribute to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas, in Agartala