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  Kargil War information - Search.com
The Kargil War was significant for the impact and influence of the mass media in both nations, especially on the Indian side.
Since the Kargil conflict, India raised its defence budget as it sought to acquire more state of the art equipment; however, a few irregularities came to light during this period of heightened military expenditure.
The Kargil victory was followed by the 13th Indian General Elections to the Lok Sabha, which gave a decisive mandate to the NDA government.
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  Kargil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan between April and June 1999 in Kashmir.
For nearly three months, the Kargil conflict threatened Southern Asia with the prospect of the first nuclear deployment against humans since Hiroshima in World War II, and the first mutual nuclear exchange in history.
[7] The Kargil victory was followed by the 13th Indian General Elections to the Lok Sabha, which gave a massive victory to the NDA government which was re-elected to power in Sept-Oct 1999 with a majority of 303 seats out of 545.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1999_Kargil_Conflict   (1622 words)

 Bollywood's Line of Control -- ThingsAsian Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan which claimed 1,000 lives is being brought to the big screen in a big-budget movie starring some of the most famous names in Bollywood.
Kargil was not termed a war as it was not officially fought between two nations.
The conflict was triggered in April 1999 when 3,000 infiltrators crossed from the Pakistani zone of Kashmir to the Indian side and launched an attack on the Indian military, allegedly at the behest of Pakistan's army.
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 Conflict in Kargil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The good news is that the current crisis in Kargil suggests that the worst fears of the non-proliferation community regarding Indo-Pakistani tensions are exaggerated.
The bad news is that the Kargil crisis strongly indicates that the creation of overt nuclear capabilities by both sides did not provide corresponding political or military stability.
Conflict over the Line of Control is not surprising, either, given the unresolved final disposition of the Kashmir problem and the continuing "little war" over the Siachen Glacier.
www.arts.monash.edu.au /mai/savirtualforum/PaperHoyt1.htm   (2037 words)

 CCC - Asymmetric Conflict in South Asia: The Kargil War
The CCC Kargil Project aims to develop new insights into the 1999 India-Pakistan confrontation in central Kashmir, and to draw from these insights a better understanding of India-Pakistan military rivalry, asymmetric conflict, and the role of nuclear weapons in crisis dynamics.
The conflict was a clear manifestation of a 50 year-old sub-continental rivalry that has portents of a nuclear conflagration affecting global peace and security.
The confrontation was a revealing example of asymmetric conflict, wherein opposing combatants employ markedly different resources and strategies in an attempt to maximize their advantages and exploit the opponent's weaknesses.
www.ccc.nps.navy.mil /research/kargil   (565 words)

 Kargil Its aftermath
It is the first time that the Kargil episode has threatened India's hold on the Siachin Glacier, but the western world is coming to her aid.
Kargil is at the extreme end of two vulnerable supply routes.
In the present conflict it is often overlooked that the main problem is not Kargil but the future status of the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
www.defencejournal.com /jul99/kargil-aftermath.htm   (1371 words)

 Encyclopedia: 1999 Kargil Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1971 was a military conflict between India and Pakistan.
In the 1999 Kargil Conflict between India and Pakistan, Operation Vijay was the name of the Indian operation to push back the infiltrators from the Kargil Sector.
1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1999-Kargil-Conflict   (921 words)

 News Headings
First, the top functionaries of the state government have lurking fears that in case the infiltrators were not thrown out of the Kargil heights, peace in the Ladakh region would be destabilised for years to come.
He also ruled out any possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle in the wake of the Kargil crisis, and refused to comment whether the coming Lok Sabha elections could be deferred due to the developments along the Line of Control saying, "there is no such proposal as yet".
Asked to comment on shifting of two military commanders from the Kargil sector, he said, "There is nothing wrong in it as these transfers are routine ones".
www.tribuneindia.com /1999/99jun12/head2.htm   (654 words)

 Defenceindia : Editorial : Lessons we must learn from the Kargil conflict
By now the 1947, 1965, 1971 and 1999 conflicts should have taught the military rulers of Pakistan the lesson that using costly wars and proxy wars to keep the hounds of democracy at bay from their seats of power would not fool the people of Pakistan and the rest of the world for all times.
Five years after Kargil, having lost the war of guns and grenades, Pakistan's war of diplomatic double-talk and saturated propaganda bombing too has not convinced either its Western allies and the Europeans, or some of the other Muslims countries, that Pakistan should be given the sanction of annexing Kashmir by military aggression.
There might be more Kargils ahead because striking at neighbouring countries with their armed forces, dressed as guerillas and mercenaries or mujahideen was a tactic which had been honed into a fine art by Pakistan.
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 The Kargil War
Clear-cut evidence of Pakistan's involvement in the conflict, as a Jawan holds a 7.62mm round, with the inscription POF (Pakistan Ordnance Factory) embossed on the back.
Jawans, carrying light machine guns, keep a sharp look-out at a forward observation post for the enemy attempting to cross the LoC in Kargil.
A Jawan from the 17 Jat, holding a 7.62mm medium machine gun on a bipod, keeps an observant watch for the enemy from his post in the Kargil sector.
www.bharat-rakshak.com /LAND-FORCES/Army/Images-1999a.html   (610 words)

 1999 CDU Funding Scandal -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
This issue had been ongoing since 1995, but little progress had been made until the rival (additional info and facts about SDP) SDP initiated its own investigation in October 1999.
On 5 November 1999, the (additional info and facts about Augsburg) Augsburg prosecutor's office arrested former CDU treasurer Walter Leisler Kiep on charges of (The deliberate failure to pay taxes (usually by making a false report)) tax evasion in connection with a large donation to the CDU by weapons dealer Karlheinz Schreiber in 1991.
In the months after the 1999 CDU scandal, further illegal funding affairs were uncovered, involving among others the ((19th century) a man's high tasseled boot) Hessian CDU and the (additional info and facts about Köln) Köln (additional info and facts about SPD) SPD.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/1/19/1999_CDU_Funding_Scandal2.htm   (570 words)

 1999 Kargil Conflict
The 1999 Kargil War took place between May 8, when Pakistani forces and Kashmiri militants were detected atop the Kargil ridges and July 14 when both sides had essentially ceased their military operations.
This had been the case since 1977, but in 1999 this agreement was cast aside by the Pakistani army in hopes of trying to gain the upper hand in Kashmir and plunging the Indian subcontinent in brief and limited war and raising the spectre of nuclear war.
Operation Vijay in the Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir during the summer months of 1999 was a joint Infantry-Artillery endeavour to evict regular Pakistani soldiers of the Northern Light Infantry (NLI) who had intruded across the Line of Control (LoC) into Indian territory and had occupied un-held high-altitude mountain peaks and ridgelines.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/kargil-99.htm   (3558 words)

 archive: Should Kargil conflict be made an election issue?
Kargil has come as an issue which the BJP now wants to project as the main plank to score victory in the parliamentary elections.
The Kargil issue is also being used as a weapon by the BJP to stifle the voice of the opposition.
Kargil could also be the first step in internationalising the Kashmir issue notwithstanding the claims to the contrary being made by the Vajpayee government.
www.media-watch.org /articles/0799/188.html   (1464 words)

 archive: Kargil conflict to be a poll issue: Govindacharya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
Title: Kargil conflict to be a poll issue: Govindacharya Author: Sudhanshu Mishra Publication: The Observer Date: June 29, 1999 Owing to its very nature and circumstances, the Kargil conflict had become an "election issue" for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls, said Bharatiya Janata Party leader K N Govindacharya, here on Monday.
When a correspondent invited Mr Govindacharya's comment on the fact that the bunkers built by the Indian army in the hills of the Kargil region were left unguarded which enabled the intruders to occupy them, he pointed out that the very terrain, topography, altitude and climatic conditions were responsible for the same.
He denied that on the Kargil issue there was any difference in approach between the party and the Government.
www.hvk.org /articles/0699/76.html   (613 words)

 Arms Control Association: Arms Control Today
His diplomatic skills were never more important or adept than during the 1999 Kargil conflict between India and Pakistan, which posed the risk of nuclear escalation.
The Kargil conflict and the rejection by Senate Republicans of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) derailed the author’s primary mission.
Kargil and the actions of treaty-bashers in Washington conspired to improve bilateral ties but at the expense of U.S. nonproliferation objectives.
www.armscontrol.org /act/2004_09/BookReview.asp   (1474 words)

 The Kargil Offensive [1999]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
In the beginning of May 1999, when the Indian forces returned to the mountains, they were surprised to find around 600 Kashmiri freedom fighters, occupying a territory 5 kilometers inside Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Government of Pakistan stated that it was not involved in any way and clarified that it is only the moral, diplomatic and political support that the Government of Pakistan continues to extend to Kashmiri freedom fighters for their cause of self-determination.
The conflict posed a threat to the region of South Asia.
www.storyofpakistan.com /articletext.asp?artid=A092&Pg=2   (344 words)

 Asia Times: Elections on time despite Kargil conflict
Gill said the staggering of the polls was to facilitatemovement of para-military personnel from one part of the country toanother in the ''difficult'' circumstances.
Sunday's announcement came as normalcy was reported returningto Kargil, with the Srinagar-Leh highway, the target of intenseshelling by the Pakistan army for the last two months, reopenedto civilian traffic.
As the conflict escalated, an unprecedented possibility loomed - the postponement of elections, a decision which canlegitimately be made only by a sitting Lok Sabha.
www.atimes.com /ind-pak/AG13Df01.html   (335 words)

Few shepherds reported seeing a few strange-looking men deep in the mountainous ranges of the Batalik-Drass sector in Kashmir in May, 1999, and a five-member military team headed by Lt. Saurav Kalia was deputed to investigate the matter.
As a salute to their conviction, it was decided to provide financial succour to families of the Kargil martyrs.
To ensure a fair distribution of funds among the families of the martyrs, it was decided to place term deposits of Rs 1.14 lacs each with the State Bank of India in the name of 245 families.
www.timesrelieffund.com /kargil/kargil2000.htm   (405 words)

 The Kargil Conflict
In July of 1999 a violent conflict erupted between Pakistan and India.
The conflict started when on May 3, India spots Pakistani troops on the Jubbar heights, the fighting continued to be mainly around the Kargil area of the country.
The conflict laid the ground for a potentially stable peace after the two nuclear countries went to war and did not use nuclear weapons.
www.angelfire.com /nh/kashmir/kargil.html   (757 words)

 Indiainfo.com -> World -> Over 4,000 Pak troops killed in Kargil war: Sharif
Accusing President Pervez Musharraf of masterminding the Kargil conflict, during which militants backed by Pakistani troops occupied the mountain peaks of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, Sharif said the entire operation was launched without the knowledge of his government.
Sharif also admitted that Pakistan was defeated in Kargil, but said he covered it up by undertaking a visit to the US, after which Islamabad announced a withdrawal.
Sharif was later overthrown in a military coup and sent to exile to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia in 2000.
news.indiainfo.com /2003/08/16/16sharif.html   (494 words)

 Indo-Asian News Service -> India-Kashmir/Energy/IndoPak-Lead PM -> India to discuss Kargil-Skardu road with Pakistan: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The prime minister also said that his government was considering various options to improve road connectivity in the Ladakh region, including giving the Srinagar-Leh road the status of a national highway and constructing a 12-km tunnel to bypass the Zojila pass which remains closed in winter.
The prime minister was in Leh to lay the foundation stone of a Rs.6.31 billion ($144 million) hydroelectric project in the Kargil region.
The prime minister and his crew flew to Kargil in an Indian Air Force helicopter for the 44 MW CChutak project on Suru River.
www.eians.com /stories/2005/06/11/11hr.shtml   (440 words)

 SurfWax: News, Reviews and Articles On Kargil
His own role in the Kargil conflict (the 1999 incursion into India-administered Kashmir) is also evidence that he himself at one time sanctioned the jihadi card to resolve the Kashmir conflict.
Meera s first attempt to break into Bollywood in 1999 was derailed by the outbreak of the Kargil war, and she expressed her enthusiasm for this new project.
In 1999, Pakistani incursions in the Kargil area, planned by General Musharraf before he seized power in a coup, led to fighting in which at least 1,000 soldiers died.
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 India Builds Argument for Action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
The statements came a week after British news reports that the Pakistani military mobilized its nuclear arsenal against India during the 1999 Kargil crisis, which was a limited confrontation in Kashmir between Pakistani and Indian troops.
The current situation is very different from the 1999 Kargil conflict, which ended after then-Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif recalled the militants from the border after a visit to Washington.
In 1999, Pakistan's military, the Inter Service Intelligence agency and Kashmiri militants were all operating on a relatively similar wavelength; when Sharif called for a withdrawal, all three factions obeyed.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/688440/posts   (1144 words)

 Pakistan readied nukes during Kargil: book:- - News - Webindia123.com
Islamabad, June 20 : The Pakistani government was unaware that its army had readied nuclear missiles during the 1999 Kargil conflict with India and backed down only under pressure from the US, a new book says.
In "Pakistan Between Mosque And Military," author Husain Haqqani deals extensively with the July 4, 1999 meeting between then US president Bill Clinton and then prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Washington to find a face saving measure to end the Kargil conflict, Dawn reported Monday.
Indian troops took on both Pakistan-backed guerrillas and Pakistani soldiers after the militants quietly took control of strategic heights in the Kargil area of Jammu and Kashmir in the summer of 1999.
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 'Over 4,000 Pakistanis died in Kargil conflict'
This was the first time that Sharief disclosed the number of Pakistani casualties, which were kept a closely guarded secret.He also admitted that Pakistan was defeated in Kargil, but said he covered it up by undertaking a visit to the United States, after which Islamabad announced a withdrawal.
Accusing Musharraf of masterminding the Kargil conflict, during which militants backed by Pakistani troops occupied the mountain peaks of Kargil in Jammu and Kashmir, Sharief said the entire operation was launched without the knowledge of his government.
As a result, the Lahore process initiated by him and Vajpayee to normalise relations between Pakistan and India was sabotaged.
www.rediff.com /news/2003/aug/16pak.htm   (567 words)

 LahnMUN 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-05)
It is no longer valid." So it is hardly surprising that the figures on the number of those killed in the conflict vary from side to side, with each side saying that three times as many have died on the other side as on their own.
And he indicated that his government was perfectly capable of carrying the conflict into that part of Kashmir in order to halt Pakistan's policy of aggression.
Even after its defeat at Kargil, Pakistan continues to value the usefulness of such military actions on the grounds that the risk of a nuclear escalation sharply lowers the probability of a conventional war.
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 India-Pakistan Conflict
The following conflict was the first great conflict between the two nations, and a tentative treaty was designed in which India was able to keep two-thirds of Kashmir.
That promise was quickly broken in a third major conflict in 1971 in which India helped a rebel army in eastern Pakistan to break free from its mother country and form the independent nation of Bangladesh.
The future of this conflict seems bleak, for the two countries have exchanged fire almost daily over the last five decades and have made no effective steps towards peace in a conflict that is already very deeply rooted.
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