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20 years of Kargil Vijay Diwas: PM, President pay tribute to forces.

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New Delhi: On 26 July, 2019, India is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the victory of the Indian Armed Forces in Operation Vijay against the infiltrating Pakistani troops. 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 Pakistan Army.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the soldiers of the Indian armed forces who laid their lives during the Kargil War. Among several other leaders, Defence minister Rajnath Singh and home minister Amit Shah also paid their respects to the soldiers of the Indian Army.

Paying tribute to the soldiers and martyrs of Kargil, the President tweeted: “On Kargil Vijay Diwas, a grateful nation acknowledges the gallantry of our Armed Forces on the heights of Kargil in 1999. We salute the grit and valour of those who defended India, and record our everlasting debt to those who never returned. Jai Hind!”

To mark and honour the sacrifices laid down by the 527 martyrs and many others who fought in this war for our nation, the Kargil victory flame will be carried in a relay by sportsmen and heroes of the armed forces from the capital New Delhi to Kargil-Dras sector. The victory flame will reach Kargil War Memorial after passing through 11 towns and cities.

 

President Ram Nath Kovind, Army chief General Bipin Rawat as well as the chiefs of Indian Navy and Indian Air Force will be present in the Kargil-Dras sector to receive the victory flame and for the wreath laying ceremony. A flypast by the Indian Air Force is also scheduled to be held during the ceremony.

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Think about how beautiful that morning would have been for the people of our freedom when independent India was announced, See photos

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Before August 15, 1947, we used to be slave citizens of slave India. It can be easily gauged how important freedom was to us after a period of long slavery of nearly 200 years.

Think about how beautiful that morning would have been for the people of our freedom when the declaration of independent India would have been made.

Let us introduce you to the era when the sun was shining with full aura in independent India for the first time.

On this day, the first Prime Minister of the country, Jawaharlal Nehru, stood on the Red Fort and told the country about the independence of the country.

At that time thousands of people gathered at the Red Fort. For the first time on this day, the flag of India was hoisted on the Red Fort instead of the British flag.

Once upon a time, see a few select pictures of the first morning of India’s independence.

 

 

 

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