Saluting the brave soldiers Mr Bachchan, 72, wrote:
T 1940 - In remembrance of those that sacrifice their lives so we can live in peace and security ..!! JAI HIND pic.twitter.com/4ip6cnsOGW? Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) July 24, 2015
Hrithik Roshan, who starred in Farhan Akhtar's film Lakshya, loosely based on the Kargil war tweeted:
In honor of the heroes who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War. Proud to be your fellow countrymen. Jai hind!" #KargilVijayDiwas? Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) July 25, 2015
Actress Anushka, who comes from an Army background, posted:
Deep & solemn respect for all the soldiers who fought & laid down their lives in the Kargil War. Salute from a fauji kid !!? Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) July 26, 2015
Actress Preity Zinta, whose father was an officer in the Indian Army, quipped similar sentiments:
A big THANK U from the bottom of R hearts 2all the Brave Men & their families who fought 4 R Motherland Jai Hind https://t.co/KO19kqz6Tj? Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) July 26, 2015
Actor Vivek Oberoi, who is in Nagpur to participate in a function by young military school cadets, said:
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,n who lost their lives in Kargil their sacrifice valour,on the occasion of Kargil Vijay Diwas..? Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 26, 2015
Landed in kargil 99 wt Vinodji,salman,to support,boost morale of r soldiers.came back wt valuable lessons in humanity pic.twitter.com/3L5bXVrqbW? Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) July 26, 2015
Boxer-actor Vijender Singh wrote:
Salute to our soldiers #KargilVijayDiwas? Vijender Singh (@boxervijender) July 26, 2015
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar tweeted:
Saluting the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed for the nation's pride at Kargil. #KargilVijayDiwas? Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 26, 2015
Namaskar. Aaj Kargil Vijay Diwas hai. Main Bharat ki sena ko pranam karti hun aur shaheed jawano'n ko vandan (cont) http://t.co/0XNaZh9Cpn— Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) July 26, 2015
Saluting the brave soldiers who fought and sacrificed for the nation's pride at Kargil. #KargilVijayDiwas— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) July 26, 2015
Salute to our indian soldiers who gave up thier life for the nation..remembering The Heroes on #KargilVijayDiwas— satish kaushik (@satishkaushik2) July 26, 2015
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.
In the conflict, the Indian Army lost 490 officers, soldiers and jawans.