Bollywood stars including Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Anushka Sharma last Sunday (26) paid tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in the Kargil war, on the 16th anniversary of the conflict.
Bachchan, 72, wrote, “In remembrance of those that sacrifice their lives so we can live in peace and security…!! JAI HIND.”
Roshan, who starred in Farhan Akhtar’s Kargil-war film Lakshya tweeted, “In honour of the heroes who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War. Proud to be your fellow countrymen. Jai hind!” #KargilVijayDiwas.”
“Deep and solemn respect for all the soldiers who fought and laid down their lives in the Kargil War. Salute from a fauji kid!” said actress Sharma, who comes from an army background.
Actress Preity Zinta, whose father was an officer in the Indian Army, echoed her sentiments.
“A big thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all the Brave Men and their families who fought for our Motherland… Jai Hind.”
“Remembering our real heroes, our braves who gave the ultimate sacrifice 16 years ago to protect #India! #KargilVijayDiwas #respect #JaiHind,” wrote actor Vivek Oberoi.
Actress Raveena Tandon shared a photograph of the time she visited Kargil along with Salman Khan and Vinod Khanna to boost the morale of the soldiers.
“Salute all brave soldiers who fought, and who lost their lives in Kargil their sacrifice valour,on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas.
“Landed in Kargil 99 with Vinodji, Salman, to support, boost morale of our soldiers. Came back with valuable lessons in humanity,” Tandon wrote alongside the picture.
Boxer-actor Vijender Singh said, “Salute to our soldiers #KargilVijayDiwas.”
“Saluting the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed for the nation’s pride at Kargil. #KargilVijayDiwas,” said filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.
The Kargil war, which began in May 1999, lasted for more than two months before Pakistani soldiers, a bulk of them drawn from its Northern Light Infantry, and irregulars withdrew from the mountain tops they had occupied overlooking the Srinagar-Leh highway.
The Indian Army lost 490 personnel in the conflict.