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Kargil Vijay Diwas: Indian Cricketers Pay Tribute To War Heroes

The Kargil War was fought between May 8, 1999, to July 26, 1999, against Pakistan as they intruded into the Indian territory.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year in honour of soldiers who were killed in action during the Kargil War. In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay. The Indian Air Force’s role in acted jointly with Indian Army ground troops during the war. This was aimed at flushing Pakistan Army from vacated Indian positions along the LoC. This day marks the victory of Indian soldiers in recapturing the heights that were occupied by the Pakistani Army. India won the war on July 26, 1999. Several members of the Indian cricket fraternity paid their tributes to the Indian soldiers on Tuesday.

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A Tribute for the Heroes by the Heroes

Former cricketers like Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh, Gautam Gambhir and others paid their homage to all the brave Indian souls who were martyred in action.

“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,”


“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 brave heroes who sacrificed themselves to protect our great nation. Jai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas,”


“Paying my tributes to the courageous martyrs of the Kargil war who selflessly protected our motherland We will always be indebted to our armed forces. Jai Hind,”


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 was fought between May 8, 1999, to July 26, 1999, against Pakistan intruders, who in the winters of 1998 transgressed into the Indian territory across the Line of Control and occupied fortified defences overlooking the NH 1A in Kargil’s Drass and Batalik Sectors of the Ladakh region with a nefarious aim of dominating all military and civil movements on the highway.

Braving unprecedented hardships, overcoming the hazards of near impossible terrain and severe climatic conditions, brave gallant soldiers launched valiant attacks on well-fortified defended localities with relentless valour and enthusiasm, thus attaining an astounding victory.

Abhijeet Chatterjee
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