ITANAGAR: On the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr BD Mishra on Monday paid tributes to the Kargil war heroes.
“I salute the courage, patriotism and sacrifice of the gallant men of the Indian Armed Forces who valiantly fought and liberated the Indian territory in the high altitude area of Kargil mountains, which were perfidiously occupied by the Pakistan Army. On this day, the people of India stand in salute to those martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice for the defence of our Motherland,” he said in a message.
The Governor said that Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed on July 26 every year to mark the victory at the end of the 83-day Kargil War on the same date in 1999. This war took place on the highest battlefield of the world.
“Our brave soldiers fought with grit and guts for the territorial integrity of the nation. The vigour and valour of the Indian Army in the Kargil war has been unparalleled. The whole nation stands beholden to the Kargil heroes of the Indian Army,” he said.
“I join my fellow citizens of the State in paying our tribute to the martyrs of Kargil war. I am sanguine, Kargil Vijay Diwas will continue to inspire patriotism, nationalism and spirit of sacrifice for the defence of the nation, amongst our countrymen always and every time,” the Governor added in his message.