'Pakistan tried to backstab India': PM Modi recalls Kargil War in Mann Ki Baat
- Narendra Modi said Pakistan tried to back stab despite India's efforts to keep friendly relations
- He paid tribute to Indian Armed Forces
- Sunday marks 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the monthly radio programme Mann Ki Baat, in which he paid tribute to the Indian Armed Forces on the 21st anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. He said Pakistan tried to 'backstab' despite India's attempt of keeping friendly relations.
"India was trying to have good relations with Pakistan at that time but it is said that people harm other without any reason, and the same way Pakistan tried to stab India in the back," Modi said. He talked about the valour and courage of Indian armed forces who showed great strength in Kargil.
PM Modi also quoted former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said Vajpayee had said that country should think about the honour of the soldiers, who laid their lives during the Kargil war, while taking important decisions.
Modi said to remember the Indian soldiers who were martyred in the Kargil War, saying that with high morale, Indian Armed Forces won against the mountains.
July 26 is observed each year as the Kargil Vijay Diwas as the Indian Army on this day in 1999 declared victory against the Pakistani infiltrators and successfully recaptured all Indian posts.