Bharatiya Janata Party president JP Nadda said that the Kargil War of 1999 was a unique mix of inspiration and valour. While addressing a gathering on the 21st Kargil Vijay Diwas, Nadda said, “It becomes my prime responsibility to reiterate on such forums time and again that Pakistan was in a very advantageous position, was on height and had taken strategic positions. Our soldiers attained victory on the basis on their valour and strategy.” Nadda also said that while the soldiers were fighting the battle on the border, the political leadership was fighting a battle on the international arena. He recalled how the then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif had urged Bill Clinton, the US president, to intervene. “Atal ji received many messages, signals and several rounds of talks were held. But Atal ji had clearly said that India will not declare a ceasefire till the time we defeat Pakistan and secure our borders,” he said. The country is observing the 21st anniversary of the victory in the Kargil War today. The Kargil war was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian soldiers pushed back Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country's Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks in Kargil.