Bhubaneswar: On this occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to ‘all brave soldiers who fought with exemplary valour’.
Taking to Twitter, Naveen urged the ‘nation to offer homage to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice & unparalleled love for the motherland.’
Tributes the bravehearts who fought with exemplary valour in the #KargilWar to protect the sovereignty of our great nation. On this #KargilVijayDiwas, join the nation to offer homage to the martyrs for their supreme sacrifice & unparalleled love for the motherland. pic.twitter.com/7Fjm5eleTj
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 26, 2021
The anniversary is observed each year across the nation to show respect and gratitude to the brave servicemen of the armed forces who laid down their lives to re-capture all positions that had been seized by the Pakistan Army.
The Kargil War or the Kargil Conflict took place between May 3 and July 26, 1999, in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC). While the 60-day long war resulted in the loss of several lives on both sides, India eventually won the war.
Kargil was the first war between India and Pakistan after the one in 1971 which had led to the formation of Bangladesh as a separate country.