Indians are paying tributes to their soldiers who laid down their lives defending country’s boundaries from the Pakistani invaders in the icy heights of Kargil in Ladakh 22 years ago.
The main function is being organized at the Kargil War Mermorial art Dras in Ladakh.
Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju was the fist leaders to arrive at the memorial and pay his tribute.
On Kargil Vijay Diwas I pay homage to those heroes of our great nation who laid down their lives in KARGIL protecting our motherland.— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) July 26, 2022
We salute the bravery and forever indebted to all our brave soldiers 🙏 #KargilVijayDiwas#KargilVijayDiwas2022 pic.twitter.com/Ut4DO7zOav
Bikers from Kashmir are due to arrive at the the memorial at Dras.
In Delhi, the three service chiefs - Army chief General Manoj Pande, Navy chief Admiral R Hari Kumar & Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari - lay wreaths at the National War Memorial in Delhi.
President Droupadi Murmu posted her first tweet on Kargil Vijay Diwas:
The Kargil war memorial has been decked up for the memorial at Drass.