India paid homage to the martyrs of the Kargil War that broke out between India and Pakistan in 1999 after infiltration from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir's Kargil district.

The war that lasted for two months was believed to have been orchestrated by Pakistan Army chief General Pervez Musharraf without the knowledge of then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

The Indian government launched 'Operation Vijay' to evict the infiltrators. The Indian Army, along with the Indian Air Force, recaptured the posts that were occupied by Pakistani infiltrators on July 26, 1999.

The victory came at a high price as India lost over 500 of its soldiers. Over 400 soldiers died on the other side of the border.

Several politicians, sports personalities and celebrities paid homage to the soldiers who died during the war. Tributes were paid at the Kargil War Memorial in Drass, India Gate and the Amar jawan Jyoti.