Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday paid tributes to the 1999 Kargil war martyrs.

“On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, salutes to all those brave soldiers who gave their lives to keep our country safe,” Banerjee, also the chief of the Trinamool Congress, wrote on her Twitter-handle.

India observes Kargil Diwas on July 26 to salute its soldiers who fought against Pakistani soldiers and guerrillas who sneaked into Jammu and Kashmir in 1999.

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