(Riya Saha, Intern Journalist) NEW DELHI: Indian sportspersons, led by cricket captain Virat Kohli and legend Sachin Tendulkar, on Sunday paid their tributes to the soldiers on the 21st anniversary of India’s victory in the Kargil war.
The Indian armed forces had defeated the Pakistan army in Kargil during July 1999. Since then this day is celebrated as ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.
“Saluting the valour and courage of our brave hearts of the Indian Armed Forces who laid down their lives fighting for our Nation, all to keep all of us safe. Jai Hind,” Kohli said in a tweet.
“The countless stories of valour & selfless sacrifices of our Flag of India Defence Forces during the Kargil War are awe-inspiring. We shall always remain indebted to their service to our nation!” Tendulkar tweeted.
India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane wrote on Twitter: “We shall never forget the invincible spirit and valour of the heroes who sacrifice their lives for our nation’s safety. Proud of our armed forces. Jai Hind!”