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  • Defence Minister pays tribute to soldiers killed in 1999 Kargil War

    Published on July 20, 2019

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today paid tributes to soldiers killed in the 1999 Kargil War at a memorial in Jammu and Kashmir’s Dras sector as the nation commemorated 20 years of Operation Vijay.

    The army’s Operation Vijay refers to the limited war against Pakistan’s infiltration in 1999.

    The defence minister laid a wreath in memory of the gallant martyrs of Operation Vijay at the iconic Kargil War Memorial. Mr Singh also visited the Veer Bhoomi and the Hut of Remembrance, which are located in the war memorial premises at Dras.

    Mr Singh was accompanied by Union Minister Jitendra Singh, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and General Officer Commanding in Chief Northern Command Lt Gen Ranbir Singh.

    On the occasion, Rajnath Singh dedicated a Memory Lane that displays information on a few important battles