Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended Kargil Vijay Diwas memorial event at Indira Gandhi Indoor (IGI) Stadium in New Delhi. Indian Army celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Kargil War to rekindle the pride and valour of the soldiers who took part in Operation Vijay. Lance Naik Bachan Singh's son Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar, who joined his father's battalion in 2018, and the martyred officer's wife, were invited on stage to pay tribute to the Kargil war hero. As mother-son duo walked on stage, Singh's wife Smt Kamesh Bala could not hold back her tears and her son stood in strong support with her. PM Narendra Modi, Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat along with the public got emotional on seeing the duo. Lieutenant Hitesh Kumar's father, Lance Naik Bachan Singh of the 2nd Battallion of Rajputana Rifles, died fighting in Tololing on June 12, 1999. Though Hitesh was only six years old then, he decided to join the Army after his father's death.
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