Bhubaneswar: Today marks the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. On this occasion, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik paid tributes to ‘all brave soldiers who fought with exemplary valour’ in Kargil War.
Taking to Twitter, Naveen urged the ‘nation to offer homage to the martyrs who fought gallantly till their last breath.’
Tributes to all brave soldiers who fought with exemplary valour in #KargilWar, in one of the most challenging terrain, to protect every inch of our motherland. On #KargilVijayDiwas, join the nation to offer homage to the martyrs who fought gallantly till their last breath. pic.twitter.com/cmwQvtcoHM
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 26, 2020
On this date in 1999 India successfully took command of the high outposts which had been lost to Pakistan. The Kargil war was fought for more than 60 days, ended on July 26 and resulted in the loss of life on both sides.