Kargil Vijay Diwas: Indian cricket fraternity pays tribute to Kargil war heroes
Members of the Indian cricket fraternity paid tribute to the Indian soldiers on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
On July 26, 1999, the Indian Armed Forces beat Pakistan. Since that time, the day has been commemorated as “Kargil Vijay Diwas” to honour the bravery and pride of the soldiers who participated in Operation Vijay. The triumph of Indian troops over Pakistani troops in the Kargil War, which took place on July 26, 1999, is commemorated on this day.
“Salute to our young brothers who gave martyrdom for the country The country will always be grateful to you! Kargil Vijay Diwas 23 years. Alive. Jai Hind,” tweeted former Indian spinner, Harbhajan Singh.
“This day marks 23 years of India’s victory in the Kargil War, we will forever be grateful for all the gallant efforts of the real and also brave heroes who sacrificed themselves to protect our great nation. Jai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas,” tweeted former Indian batter, Suresh Raina.
“Salute, gratitude & also respect to our brave soldiers. #KargilVijayDiwas,” tweeted Indian batter, KL Rahul.
“Paying my tributes to the courageous martyrs of the Kargil war who selflessly protected our motherland. Also we will always be indebted to our armed forces. Jai Hind,” tweeted former Indian batter, Yuvraj Singh.
Meanwhile, cricketer turned politician Gautam Gambhir wrote, “Where it is difficult for us to even breathe, they won a WAR! Salute to the bravest of the brave! #KargilVijayDiwas.”
The Kargil War fought between May 8, 1999, and July 26, 1999, against intruders from Pakistan. Those ho had crossed the Line of Control into Indian territory during the winters of 1998. And also had taken up residence in fortified defences that overlooked the NH 1A in the Drass. And Batalik Sectors of Kargil in the Ladakh region with the sinister intent of controlling all military and civilian movements on the road.
The courageous, gallant men launched daring assaults on well-fortified defended towns with unrelenting gallantry and enthusiasm, overcoming perils of nearly impossible terrain and extreme weather, and thus achieving an incredible triumph.