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President Ram Nath Kovind salutes a memorial during Kargil Vijay Diwas, or Kargil Victory Day, at the war memorial in Srinagar, in Jammu and Kashmir, on Friday, 26 July 2019. 

(Photo: AP/Mukhtar Khan)

InPics: India Pays Respect to Martyrs of 1999 on 20th Vijay Diwas

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Here’s how India marked the 20th anniversary of a successful Operation Vijay, in photos.

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India on Friday commemorated 20 years of its victory over arch-rival Pakistan in the Kargil War, saluting the supreme sacrifices and valour of the fallen heroes in recapturing several mountain heights seized by Pakistani intruders in Kashmir.

It was on July 26, 1999, Indian Army had declared successful culmination of 'Operation Vijay', declaring a victory after nearly three-month-long battles on the icy heights of Kargil. India had lost around 500 soldiers in the war.

President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh led the nation in paying tributes to the Kargil heroes, extolling the courage, bravery and dedication of the soldiers who were part of the operation.

Here’s how India marked the 20th anniversary of a successful Operation Vijay, in photos:

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(With inputs from PTI and AP)

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