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Rajnath Singh pays tributes to Kargil heroes at Dras war memorial


Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lays a wreath to pay homage to Kargil War martyrs on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas, at War Memorial in Dras, Ladakh, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. A PTI Photo

DRAS, LADAKH (PTI):  Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today visited the Kargil War Memorial here and paid tributes to soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the 1999 war.

Singh laid a wreath at the memorial. He also visited the tombstones near the memorial placed in memory of the fallen soldiers.

The minister will interact with Army officers and jawans before returning to New Delhi.

The Indian Army had launched a fierce counter assault to push back Pakistani forces that had stealthily occupied important heights in Ladakh in 1999.

Kargil Vijay Diwas is observed to mark India's victory over Pakistan.

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