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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Indian martyrs

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 July 2019, 05:50 PM
Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Indian martyrs (Image Credit: Twitter)
Cricket fraternity pays tribute to Indian martyrs (Image Credit: Twitter)

26 July 1999 - The date which stays very fresh in India and Pakistan even today. However, the two countries will remember in different ways. India will remember victory against neighbouring country and martyrs while Pakistan will remember its huge loss. On July 26, 1999 i.e. exactly 20 years ago, India not only emerged invictus in Kargil War against Pakistan but also witnessed the sacrifice of many soldiers who selflessly fought for the dignity of the country.

It is to be noted that the Kargil War was an armed conflict that was fought between India and Pakistan and took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers lost to the Indian troops.

The Pakistani soldiers released the mountain tops they had captured overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway. Unfortunately, in the conflict, the Indian Army lost over 500 jawans. Today, Indian cricket players is saluting the brave hearts with pride to mark 20th Kargil Vijay Diwas. Army’s 500 jawans not only gave their blood but lives also in the victory against Pakistan in Kargil War. 

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First Published: Friday, July 26, 2019 05:44 PM
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