New Delhi, Jul 26 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday paid tribute to those soldiers, who laid down their lives in a bid to protect the Indian sovereignty 20 years ago in Kargil, at National War Memorial here.
The minister was accompanied by his junior colleague Shripad Yasso Naik.
India is celebrating 20th anniversary of Kargil victory across the country.
On July 26, 1999 Indian troops had evicted Pakistani intruders from Indian boundary.
The war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC). 527 Indian soldiers had to made supreme sacrifice during the three-month long war.
Mr Singh had visited Kargil War Memorial at Dras in Jammu and Kashmir last Saturday to pay homage to the soldiers. UNI