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President pays homage to Kargil war martyrs

Posted on Jul 26 2014 | IANS

New Delhi, July 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee Saturday paid homage to the Kargil war martyrs on the occasion of the 15th Vijay Diwas (Victory Day).

"The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee has on Kargil Vijay Diwas paid homage to the brave martyrs who sacrificed their lives defending Indian territory and lauded the courage and valour of the Indian armed forces," a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan said.

"He has called upon the armed forces to continue to do their duty on our frontiers with honour and dedication," the statement added.

The Indian Army observes July 26 as Vijay Diwas every year to commemorate the sacrifices of its soldiers and also celebrate its victory in the 60-day-long Kargil War in 1999.

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