Chandigarh, July 25 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, while remembering the Kargil martyrs on the eve of Kargil Vijay Diwas said that the sacrifices made by soldiers of the Indian Army during this war will always inspire the youth towards patriotism.
In a statement issued on the eve of Kargil Vijay Divas, the Chief Minister paid tributes to the Kargil martyrs and said that 21 years ago on July 26, 1999, Indian soldiers defeated the Pakistani infiltrators and hoisted the Indian flag at Kargil. In this war, 527 Indian soldiers were martyred and more than 1,300 were injured.
Mr. Manohar Lal said that Haryana is a land of patriots and even before the Kargil War, during the wars of 1962, 1965, and 1971 our soldiers had fought the enemy with valor and courage. The Chief Minister said that we are proud that 69 soldiers, belonging to Haryana, were martyred in the Kargil War. The sacrifice, courage, and dedication of our soldiers can never be forgotten and the country will forever remain indebted to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the nation.