Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the firmness demonstrated by the NDA Government in 1999 ensured a decisive victory in Kargil as he saluted the soldiers who laid down their lives for the country.


In a string of tweets on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, Modi said, "We recall with pride, the firmness demonstrated by India's political leadership in 1999, which ensured a decisive victory in Kargil."


"India will never forget the fearlessness with which our courageous soldiers gave a befitting & unforgettable reply to the intruders," he tweeted.


The Prime Minister said, "On Kargil Vijay Diwas I bow to every valiant soldier who fought for India till the very last breath. Their heroic sacrifices inspire us."



The battle took place between India and Pakistan during May-July, 2016. The conflict was triggered after Pakistani soldiers managed to occupy key positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LoC) in Kargil sector. It had officially come to an end on July 26, 2016.