Virat Kohli Posted An Emotional Tweet Saluting Heroes Of Kargil Vijay Diwas: 26 July 2022. India is celebrating the 23rd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on Tuesday. On this day back in 1999, the Kargil War, which is now also known as the Kargil conflict, came to a conclusion after a battle of almost 60 days.
Indian soldiers successfully recaptured the mountain heights that had been seized by Pakistani intruders; it was indeed the Pakistani army that had crossed the Line of Control in May 1999.
Then by July 26, India had finally claimed what was theirs. And since, this day is commemorated as Kargil Vijay Diwas to remember the pride and courage of the Indian armed forces and pay tribute to the ones who lost their lives, over 500 brave soldiers sacrificed themselves while fighting for the country. The Kargil war was also the last time India and Pakistan engaged in a full-blown war.
Now, on Tuesday, tributes for the Indian Army and soldiers poured in from all corners, from people across streams.
Among cricketers, India captain Virat Kohli led the chariot to commemorate the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Kohli, who is currently on a vacation in Paris with his family having taken a rest from the West Indies series, took to Twitter and wrote: “Salute the grit & valour of our armed forces who protected our nation and continue to do so everyday. Jai Hind.”
Here is the tweet of Virat Kohli:
Salute the grit & valour of our armed forces who protected our nation and continue to do so everyday. Jai Hind. #KargilVijayDiwas
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) July 26, 2022
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan wrote that “Our lives are indebted to our jawans. My tribute to all the brave hearts of our country.”
Our lives are indebted to our jawans. My tribute to all the brave hearts of our country. #KargilVijayDiwas
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) July 26, 2022
India wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant, who has flown to the West Indies for the 5 T20I series starting July 29, wrote a special tweet on the Kargil Vijay Diwas.
Pant tweeted: “I salute our armed forces for upholding the honour and integrity of our nation and my deepest respect to every soldier who are protecting our motherland.”
Here is Pant’s homage to the Army forces:
I salute our armed forces for upholding the honour and integrity of our nation and my deepest respect to every soldier who are protecting our motherland.
— Rishabh Pant (@RishabhPant17) July 26, 2022
Others, including former India women’s team captain Mithali Raj, former batters VVS Laxman and Suresh Raina, Chennai Super Kings’ Robin Uthappa, and India’s 2011 World Cup winning team members Suresh Raina and Gautam Gambhir, who is also a Member of Honourable Parliament, paid their tributes on Twitter.
“Where it is difficult for us to even breathe, they won a WAR! Salute to the bravest of the brave! #KargilVijayDiwas,” read Gambhir’s tweet.
Where it is difficult for us to even breathe, they won a WAR! Salute to the bravest of the brave! #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/rPAgCi9D8K
— Gautam Gambhir (@GautamGambhir) July 26, 2022
Salute, gratitude & respect to our brave soldiers. #KargilVijayDiwas.
— K L Rahul (@klrahul) July 26, 2022
My tributes to all the incredible bravehearts who sacrificed their lives defending our land. We are forever grateful to each and every one in our defence forces for their service to our Nation.
Jai Hind! #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/7pn0gSrK0W
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 26, 2022
I pay my tributes to the sacrifices and gallantry of our soldiers on #KargilVijayDiwas today
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) July 26, 2022
“My salute to all those who fought gallantly for our nation in Kargil. Their courage and sacrifice can never be forgotten. Remembering the bravehearts of Kargil on Kargil Vijay Diwas,” Raj, who recently retired from international cricket, wrote.
My salute to all those who fought gallantly for our nation in Kargil. Their courage and sacrifice can never be forgotten. Remembering the bravehearts of Kargil on Kargil Vijay Diwas. #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/4Nr7G0mnvD
— Mithali Raj (@M_Raj03) July 26, 2022
This day marks 23 years of India’s victory in the Kargil War, we will forever be grateful for all the gallant efforts of the real and brave heroes who sacrificed themselves to protect our great nation. Jai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas
— Suresh Raina (@ImRaina) July 26, 2022