Mamata pays tribute to martyrs on Kargil Vijay Diwas

New Delhi: The West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today paid tribute to the martyrs who lost their lives in the Kargil war, on the special occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.

Banerjee took to tweet, “On #KargilVijayDivas, our salute to the brave soldiers who fought, and many of whom gave their lives, for our motherland.”

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 across the country to commemorate India`s victory in the Kargil war against Pakistan and to honour the war heroes.

On this day in 1999, the Indian Army after fighting for 60 days successfully took control of posts in extremely difficult and treacherous high altitudes and glaciated terrain across the Himalayas in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir.