Kargil Vijay Diwas: Narendra Modi salutes soldiers for their sacrifice

The Kargil War is considered a rare example of high altitude warfare between two nuclear states. The difficult terrain of the region limited the extent of engagement with heavy artillery shelling the attack of choice owing to restrictions and risks to

A group of celebrities including Abhishek Bachchan, Juhi Chawla and Raveena Tandon, on Wednesday paid tributes to Indian soldiers and martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Rawat remembered their bravery and sacrifice, and said in very tough and testing terrain the Indian Army had kept the Tricolor flying high.

This year marks the 18th anniversary of the day India defeated Pakistan to recapture the Kargil peak.

In Jammu and Kashmir's Dras town, wreath-laying ceremony was held on Wednesday morning to pay tribute to soldiers who lost lives in Kargil War. Today, on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, we recall the courageous act of our fearless soldiers and their immeasurable contribution to our country.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian Military services for their bravery, prowess and sacrifices on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LoC. Four Param Vir Chakras, nine Maha Vir Chakras, 53 Vir Chakras and other medals had been awarded to felicitate the Kargil War heroes.

"Remembering our courageous soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation and the security of our citizens during the Kargil War", he wrote in a Twitter message.

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