17 year’s ago, today 26 July, Kargil Vijay Diwas – our armed forces won us a gritty yet decisive war against Pakistan in 1999. This day marked the successful completion of “Operation Vijay”, which marked yet another bloody nose for a Pakistani founding that to this day appear not to either learn from history nor from its long record of failures.
Kargil Vijay Diwas represents many things to many people, but to most Indians it represents what we see day in and day out – the selfless and professional strategy to service of the nation that our armed forces and their families represent.
Especially since Pakistan is again engaged in stoking up trouble in Jammu and Kashmir and the armed forces hold to deal with it again.
Given the various fight they face – they are, today, indeed the first and last bastion for all problems containing terror, infiltration, real calamities and also civil unrest.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the determination confirm by the NDA Government in 1999 ensured a decisive victory in Kargil as he saluted the soldiers who take place down their lives for the country.
“India will never forget the fearlessness with which our brave soldiers gave a befitting & memorable reply to the intruders,”
The Prime Minister said, “On Kargil Vijay Diwas I drop to every brave soldier who works for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us.”
On this Kargil Vijay Diwas, let us remember the thousands of families that have lost their loved ones – father, sons, husbands and brothers – because of their faith in serving the country and their commitment to protecting us. Think of them, and give this day to them and their families the honour they deserve.