Remembering the supreme sacrifice made during the Kargil War in 1999, the Army paid homage to Kargil martyr and Captain Keishing Clifford Nongrum, hailing from the Meghalaya who died in 1999 in an operation to recapture an important point in Batalik sector.
In the meanwhile, Inspector General Assam Rifles (North), Major General M S Jaswal and jawans paid rich tribute to Late Captain Neikezhakuo Kenguruse at his memorial located near Nerhema village in Nagaland's Kohima district.
Likewise in Manipur, five soldiers, who laid down their lives during the 1999 Kargil War, were remembered on the occasion of the 17th Kargil Vijay Diwas celebration.
The Kargil War took place between India and Pakistan during May-July, 1999. The conflict was triggered after Pakistani soldiers managed to occupy key positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control in Kargil sector. The war officially came to an end on July 26, 1999.