Pak can’t fight full-fledged war: Rajnath
NEW DELHI, July 26:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today paid tributes to soldiers who fought in the 1999 Kargil war, as the nation observed 20th anniversary of the conflict.
“I pray from my heart for all the heroic sons of Mother India (Maa Bharati) on Kargil Vijay Diwas. This day reminds us of the courage, bravery and dedication of our soldiers,” he tweeted.
He paid tributes to the “mighty warriors who sacrificed everything to defend the motherland”.
India’s victory in the war is observed as Kargil Vijay Divas.
In another tweet, Modi shared pictures of his visit to the area during the conflict and his interaction with soldiers.
“During the Kargil war in 1999, I had the opportunity to go to Kargil and show solidarity with our brave soldiers,” he tweeted.
The Prime Minister said that in 1999, he was working for the BJP in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.
“The visit to Kargil and interactions with soldiers are unforgettable,” he wrote.
In the photographs, he is seen interacting with Army men and meeting wounded soldiers.
Pakistan can neither fight a full-fledged nor a limited war with India and is waging a proxy war, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said today.
He was speaking in Lok Sabha on the 20th anniversary of Kargil conflict as Parliament paid tributes to Indian soldiers who drove out enemy forces and reclaimed Kargil heights.
Singh said the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers cannot be forgotten.
“Our neighbouring country (Pakistan) cannot fight a full-fledged war or a limited war with India. It is fighting a proxy war,” Singh said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah were present in the House.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla paid tributes to soldiers who fought in Kargil conflict in 1999.
Congress leader in the House Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said there should be a discussion on Kargil war.
In Rajya Sabha, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu praised the courage and gallantry of Indian soldiers and said the nation will never forget their sacrifice.
Members stood in silence as they paid tributes to those who laid down their lives in the Kargil conflict. (PTI)