On the occasion of 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas, Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday recalled the supreme sacrifice of the Indian Army and said that Pakistan’s Kashmir (PoK) is an integral part of India and said “How it is possible that Baba Amarnath is in India and Maa Sharda Shakti is at the Line of Control (LoC).”
“A resolution has been passed in Parliament on PoK. Kashmir has been acquired by Pakistan, Kashmir is part of India, and will remain part of India. How can it be that Father Amarnath in the form of Shiva is with us and Mother Sharda Shakti is on the other side of the LoC,” the Defense Minister added while referring to the Sharda Peeth, which houses the ruins of a temple to the Hindu goddess Saraswati, also known as Sharda.
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He spoke at the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’ commemoration ceremony in Jammu.
Mr Singh said that India today is one of the most powerful countries in the world compared to 1962 when China occupied our territory in Ladakh when former Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was at the helm of the matter.
“In 1962 China took over our territory in Ladakh, with Pandit Nehru as our Prime Minister. I will not ask your opinions. Opinions may be good but the same does not apply to policies. However, India today is one of the countries- the strongest language in the world,” said Defense Minister Rajnath Singh.
He spoke with the families of security personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty in Jammu.
“Those who laid down their lives in the service of the country will be remembered. Our army has always made the supreme sacrifice for the country. Many of our brave soldiers have laid down their lives. In the 1999 war, I surrendered to them,” Mr. Singh added.
To commemorate the sacrifices and bravery of soldiers, the Indian Army is preparing for the 23rd Kargil Vijay Diwas at the Kargil War Memorial in Ladakh’s Drass.
Many serving and retired army personnel, Kargil war veterans and relatives of the fallen heroes are expected to participate in the event.
The Kargil War was fought between May 8, 1999, to July 26, 1999, against the Pakistani intruders, who in the winter of 1998 crossed into Indian territory across the Line of Control and took over the fortified defenses overlooking the NH 1A in the Kargil Drass and Batalik parts of Ladakh region with the ruthless goal of dominating all military and civilian traffic on the roads.
Braving unprecedented hardships, overcoming the dangers of impossible terrain and harsh weather conditions, the brave warrior soldiers launched heroic attacks against the heavily fortified areas. well with bravery and indefatigable zeal, thus having a wonderful victory.
Although the soldiers were wounded, the soldiers repeatedly attacked them with heavy weapons and small arms. The heroic actions, incredible courage and unflinching determination of our soldiers forced the enemy troops to withdraw and leave the shelters during the 55-day war.
Every year, Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26. Preparations are going on in the sunny city of Drass, Kargil. Vijay Diwas will be held from July 24 to 26 at the Kargil War Memorial.
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