KARGil vijay diwas
KARGil vijay diwasPIB India

India on Tuesday paid homage to all its soldiers who died during the Kargil War against Pakistan in 1999.

The war that lasted for two months (May-July) took place in Kashmir's Kargil district and around the Line of Control (LoC).

"Operation Vijay" was launched to foil infiltration bids by the Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants on the Indian side of the LoC.

The Indian Army, along with the Indian Air Force, recaptured the posts that were occupied by Pakistani infiltrators on July 26, 1999.

Since then, July 26 is observed as Kargil Diwas in India to honour the brave and valiant soldiers who sacrificed their lives to keep the country safe.

As India celebrated the 17th anniversary of the Kargil war, tributes poured in from across the country. Politicians, sports personalities and members of the film industry also paid respects.