Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to celebrate India's victory in the Kargil war of 1999 against Pakistan and on Wednesday India is celebrating 18th Kargil Vijay Diwas.
18 year back this was the day when Indian Army had taken control of posts in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, after fighting a tough war for 60 days. This day is celebrated in the Kargil - Dras sector and the national capital New Delhi, where the Prime Minister of India, pays homage to the soldiers at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year. Functions are also organized all over the country to commemorate the contribution of the Armed forces.
Recalling the Kargil war social media is also full of message. Let's check who said what:
Arun Jaitley (@arunjaitley) July 26, 2017
Kargil Vijay Diwas reminds us of India’s military prowess & the great sacrifices our armed forces make while steadfastly keeping India safe.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2017
On #KargilVijayDiwas I salute the valour and sacrifice of our brave soldiers. The Country will always remain proud of our armed forces— Nitin Gadkari (@nitin_gadkari) July 26, 2017