Kargil Vijay Diwas 2017: Twitterati Hails Bravery of Armed Forces, Pays Tributes

Speaking at the event, chief guest Dr. Jitender Singh, Minister of State (Prime Minister's Office), said: "Hundreds of soldiers have made sacrifices so that this country is as strong as it is".

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath said on Wednesday that Pakistan "went pleading to America for help" during the Kargil war "afraid that it would end up being divided into three parts", reported ANI.

On the basis of information given by shepherds, The Indian Army was able to ascertain the locations of the Pakistani forces and to launch "Operation Vijay".

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Harsh revealed that the fearless hearts of other states were adequately conferred with ex-gratia to the tune of Rs. 25 lakh to 1 crore as a token of respect and an acknowledgement of their valour where as J and K on the other hand had failed to show such gesture to the sons of the soil who attained martyrdom including others who sustained injuries for the security and safety of its own people and the nation. He was later awarded Maha Vir Chakra for his act of bravery which is the second highest military decoration in India.

He also urged upon young people to follow the motivation level of Capt. Kenguruse and work hard to achieve their destiny to lead a life of honour, pride, dignity and contribute to the growth of society, state, and nation.

Akshay Kumar at Kargil Vijay Diwas in Mumbai
Akshay Kumar graces the Kargil Vijay Diwas event in Mumbai

The entire nation is remembering the sacrifice made by Indian soldiers in Indo-Pak Kargil war today.

More than 500 soldiers from Indian Armed Forces sacrificed their lives during the Kargil war.

Parliamentary Secretary Dr. Neiphrezo Keditsu also addressed the gathering. The programme was attended by family members of Captain N. Kenguruse, rank and files of Assam Rifles, ex-servicemen, Kohima SP, 10th NAP CO, police officers, students, villagers, GBs, public leaders and others.

The function commenced by laying of wreath at Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse, MVC memorial and saluting the martyrs of "Operation VIJAY". "Indian Army is highly motivated and well equipped".

The Army on Wednesday paid glowing tribute to the soldiers who laid down their lives in the 1999 Kargil conflict in poignant ceremonies across Jammu and Kashmir.

  • Jack Mann