26th July 2017 marks the 18th annual anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil War 1999. Indian army fought valiantly against the Pakistani troops to recapture the crucial Indian posts illegally captured by the Pakistani forces.

Paying tribute to the martyrs of the war, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the auspicious day remembered the bravery shown by the Indian army during the course of the 60 days long war. PM Modi took to twitter to honour the Kargil heroes, he wrote on Twitter

“Remembering our brave soldiers who fought gallantly for the pride of our nation & the security of our citizens during the Kargil War.”


PM Modi also said the war reminds us of India’s military prowess and the great sacrifices our armed forces make while keeping India steadfastly safe.


Kargil War was fought in May- July months of 1999 between the Indian and Pakistani armed forces in the Kargil district of Jammu Kashmir.

The war started with infiltration of Pakistani troops into the Indian Territory, the Pakistani soldiers positioned them on higher altitude earning strategic advantage over Indian army. Though, the Indian Army successfully formulated a plan to tackle the infiltration with the help of inputs from local shepherds of the area.

Operation Vijay was marked successful on the 26th of July 1999 by the Indian Army and the day has since been celebrated as Vijay Diwas to pay homage to the martyrs of Kargil.