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  Kargil War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The war is one of the most recent examples of high altitude warfare in mountainous terrain, and posed significant logistical problems for the combating sides.
The Kargil War was significant for the impact and influence of the mass media in both nations, especially on the Indian side.
The Kargil victory was followed by the 13th Indian General Elections to the Lok Sabha, which gave a decisive mandate to the NDA government.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Kargil_War   (6385 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.
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.
Unlike the earlier wars with Pakistan, this time the bringing in of the Navy at the early stages of the conflict served to hasten the end of the conflict in India's favor.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/world/war/kargil-99.htm   (3558 words)

 Heroes and Martyrs: Symbolism of the Kargil War Funerals -- Max-Jean Zins
For the Kargil war gave a face to the dead, the vision of death in fact formed the very crux of the ritual.
In the strictest sense of the term, the May-July 1999 India-Pakistan confrontation in Kargil was not a war.
Kargil town is located at a distance of 204 km from Srinagar, almost midway on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway.
www.satp.org /satporgtp/publication/faultlines/volume13/Article3.htm   (9834 words)

The Kargil War (1999) against India was a military misadventure of the Pakistan Army master-minded and executed by Pakistan Army’s Chief of Staff, General Pervez Musharraf and now the self-anointed President of Pakistan.
Kargil War was master-minded and launched by General Musharraf on his own personal decision and initiative, without taking PM Nawaz Sharif into confidence or bringing him into the picture at the outset.
The Kargil War defeat and the previous defeats of the Pakistan Army in earlier wars with India are eloquent testimony to this fact.
www.saag.org /papers13/paper1231.html   (3123 words)

As the fourth anniversary of the Kargil War goes past one hardly noticed the Indian public paying homage in remembrance to the approximate one thousand Officers and Jawans of the Indian Army who laid down their lives to uphold India’s honour and dignity.
Evidently the bureaucratic machinery in the Ministry of Defence is not seized with the urgency and the imperatives of India’s constant war preparedness.
Future wars would be at short notice and therefore would have to be fought with the forces in being at the start of a conflict and the weapons and equipment and logistics wherewithal available with them at that time.
www.saag.org /papers8/paper734.html   (1707 words)

 Preparing for Limited War
In the Indian context a limited war could range from the icy heights of Siachin, the world's highest battlefield to Kargil and the kind of country where Indian and Pakistani troops have been regularly trading gunfire since the eighties'.
Having used Kargil for political mileage to win the elections, the BJP government has maintained the war hysteria to denounce Pakistan domestically and globally as a terrorist state.
The Kargil war, and the highjacking hysteria has been purposely intensified to create a war psychosis domestically, regionally and globally to settle scores with Pakistan.
www.defencejournal.com /2000/mar/limited-war.htm   (1794 words)

 Kargil, Kargil After War, Kargil Tour, Kargil Travel, Tourist Attraction, Visit to Kargil, Cover Story About Kargil, ...
Two years after the War, Kargil has become the world's highest memorial with the government's decision to open the area to tourists.
Once the euphoria of victory had subsided, the images that would linger would be ones of the horrors of the war.
In their wisdom, army headquarters had ruled that to fly in an army aviation helicopter, I had to be accompanied by the GOC.
www.indiaprofile.com /people/kargil.htm   (1967 words)

 Musharraf's Secret War in Kargil (by A. H. Amin) - Media Monitors Network
Kargil stands as perhaps the final military effort on Pakistan's part to settle the Kashmir dispute by military means.
Kargil at the military level was the brainchild of three men i.e.
The Pakistani planners failed to assess that war as an instrument of policy is no longer in vogue at the international level and their temporary military success would only bring greater international censure and a negative war mongering image without any corresponding military gain at the strategic level.
www.mediamonitors.net /ahamin3.html   (1634 words)

 Kashmir – the Road to Peace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The electronic media in particular brought the war into the drawing rooms, providing live coverage and in the process adding an additional pressure on both the political and military establishment, as the society became an invisible yet integral part of the war.
Third, Kargil war was the first direct Indo-Pak military confrontation after both countries became ‘nuclear’ and both was aware of weaponization progress and the presence of nuclear weapons in the hands of the other.
The book could be largely divided into three parts on how Gen Malik saw the beginning of the war and its escalation; how the war was fought and won, the lessons and their implications; and the new challenges in post Kargil war security environment.
www.observerindia.com /publications/books/kreview2.htm   (1664 words)

 Pakistan, India, Kargil, Invasion, war, kashmir, islamic, jehad, terrorism, fundamentalism
The recent intrusion of Pakistani troops and Pakistani supplied mercenaries in India's Kargil region is one more bid in a long series of failed attempts (since 1947) to gain possession of the territory of Kashmir.
Most recently, in the wake of the Kargil invasion by these so-called "freedom fighters", the people of Kargil have overwhelmingly supported the efforts of the Indian army in ridding the region of armed inflitrators.
Arming and training mercenary terrorists, planning their infiltration into India, aiding and abetting proxy wars in India's border states, fomenting an Islamic fundamentalist insurgency in Kashmir, and coordinating and organizing terrorist attacks in India has led to the death of tens of thousands of Indian citizens in the last decade.
members.tripod.com /~INDIA_RESOURCE/kargil.html   (2585 words)

Gen VP Malik's book on the Kargil war was well received but as usual and as Amratya Sen observed in his book, we are "The Argumentative Indians".
An important lesson of the Kargil war was Pakistan’s capability to obfuscate terrorists and military actions in a ‘no war no peace’ environment, which can affect India’s politico-military response in future.
Besides the analysis of Kargil war, the book has a lot of information and comments on India’s defence planning, functioning of higher defence control organization, armed forces and politics,, media coverage of war, and Indo–Pak security relations in the post-Kargil era.
www.indiadefence.com /kargil4.htm   (1277 words)

 Baya Harrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Kargil was a conventional war, though limited, between two nuclear-armed states that did not escalate to a nuclear exchange.
First, war between states with nuclear weapons is less likely to occur, as states fear the apocalyptic consequences of nuclear escalation.
Second, and conversely, war is more likely to occur, precisely because the low risk of escalation makes waging war "safer." Seizing exclusively upon the fist hypothesis, some analysts have concluded that the nuclearization of South Asia has made the region safer.
people.brandeis.edu /~baya/kargil.html   (1510 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
Second, India demonstrated that the Kargil conflict was orchestrated and executed by the Pakistani army working with the Mujaheddin.
Conclusion & Lessons from Kargil The most valuable lesson from the Kargil war for India was that Pakistan despite attempts at peace would not end the use of its military option in Kashmir.
Kargil a more direct military option was used to bolster the morale of its forces, achieve political and tactical gains.
www.strategypage.com /messageboards/messages/72-17011.asp   (1616 words)

 Kargil War.The Real Facts. - Military Strategy and Tactics
The use of the NLI clearly showed that the Kargil operation was seen by the Pakistani military planners simply as a tactical operation to pre-empt further Indian adventurism in the Dras-Kargil sector.
It is bounded by the Zojila Pass on the west, Shyok River on the east, LOC on the north and the villages of Zojila, Sanko, Mulbek, Khalsi and Partapur form the southern flank.
The Pakistani side of the Kargil Conflict region is similarly inhospitable, glaciated and consists of snowcapped mountains ranging from 10,000 to 18,000 feet.
www.defencetalk.com /forums/showthread.php?t=1927   (10694 words)

 The Tololing battle---Kargil War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The month-long battle is already being likened to the epic battle for the Haji Pir pass in the 1965 war.
The war zone was littered with bodies -- among them 50 intruders and Pakistan army regulars from the Northern Light Infantry -- and war's little ironies.
Dug in for a long war, the dead and escaping intruders had left behind ghee, tinned pineapple, butter packed in a military farm, and plenty of honey.
www.kashmir-information.com /Heroes/tololing.html   (1836 words)

 rediff.com: First anniversary of the Kargil War
However, for the people of Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir, one war did have a positive outcome - an end to the relentless shelling by Pakistan, which had disrupted their life for over two years.
Several functions were held across Kargil and Drass districts on Wednesday to pay homage to the soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the Kargil war.
Ghulam Abass, a businessman said, "we were leading a peaceful and happy life when all of a sudden Pakistani troops showered mortar and artillery shells from across the border." The shelling continued and, at times, shelling went on for three-four days at a stretch, he added.
www.rediff.com /news/2000/jul/26kargil.htm   (712 words)

 Canada Education
In the spring, as snows melted in the Kargil sector to the northeast of Srinagar, some 1000 or more infiltrators crossed the Line of Control from Pakistani-occupied Kashmir into the Indian side.
Pakistan's military move into the Kargil sector exploited the element of surprise in warfare and proved to be a repetition of its earlier strategy against India.
In the first two conflicts, political relations had deteriorated between the two sides prior to the outbreak of hostilities and, to that extent, the onset of war may not have been such a surprise.
www.mastindia.com /ipw/kargwar.html   (557 words)

 eXile - Issue #204 - War Nerd - Kargil War as Ice Capades - By Gary Brecher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The Kargil border battle was the biggest, but as I recalled, it ended in a stalemate -- a few hundred dead on either side, and no real change in the border.
Kargil was the only time two modern armies fought at such an insane altitude.
Naturally the Indians tried to prove that the whole Kargil war was a Pakistani Army operation from the get-go.
www.exile.ru /2004-December-10/war_nerd.html   (2642 words)

 The Hindu : Front Page : No 'neglect' during Kargil war: Jaswant
Senior Ministers in the previous Government today broke their silence over allegations in the media that the CCS, at the time of the Kargil war, had delayed giving permission to the military to use air power leading to unnecessarily high casualties on the Indian side.
Although the meeting was called to discuss the NDA's parliamentary strategy on "tainted Ministers," the leaders came prepared to air their views on Kargil as they were armed with volumes of the "in-house" report on the Kargil operations by the Director-General of Military Operations (DGMO), from which Mr.
The opportunity for this digression was apparently provided by some MPs who raised the recent media reports on the Kargil war and wanted to know the facts of the case.
www.hindu.com /2004/06/08/stories/2004060804350100.htm   (502 words)

 Kargil was Pakistan's biggest blunder
For nearly three months the Kargil conflict threatened South Asia with the prospect of the first nuclear war since Hiroshima.
Without the Cold War largesse provided by the former Soviet Union, the Indian economy will find it increasingly difficult to bear the cost - as difficult as the Pakistani economy is finding itself in the absence of billion of dollars from the West when it was an ally of the free world.
Their sense of betrayal has been compounded by the long line of coffins returning from the frontline during the Kargil operation.
www.jammu-kashmir.com /archives/archives1999/99august05.html   (1084 words)

 Anti-Terrorism Campaign - Kargil War
Pakistan used 5,000 of its troops to infiltrate into various peaks in the Kargil sector.
Shireen Mazari, for example, has written that “the military aspect of the Kargil action was simply brilliant.” Later in the same piece she laments that India was able to “turn a military defeat into a diplomatic victory.
Pakistan Army lost 2,700 men in Kargil, thereby suffering a more devastating blow than in the 1965 and 71 wars as all this happened in one small theatre of ops.
terrorism.freeservers.com /kargil.html   (953 words)

 The Rediff On The NeT Special: The Kargil Crisis
War widows to be given petrol pumps, LPG connections
The Kargil campaign is good tonic for the country and army :General Ved Prakash Malik
Kargil not to be a poll issue: BJP
www.rediff.com /news/kargil.htm   (943 words)

 Kargil war: a post-mortem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
With the Kargil conflict stretching into a long military engagement, the Indian government made an emergency allocation of 6 billion rupees to the Ministry of Defence to acquire military hardware and high-altitude clothing for the army fighting in Kashmir.
Kargil has made the issue of multiplying India's firepower a matter of consensus across the political spectrum.
As much as the BJP alliance is glorifying the pyrrhic victory in Kargil, the opposition is now raising questions to put the BJP in the docks for its ``intelligence failure'' and failure to act in time.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1999/372/372p18.htm   (1824 words)

 B.N.F   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-25)
The ISI and Pakistan army were very grieved due to non-participation of youths of Jammu, Ladakh, Kargil, Astor, Baltistan and Gilgit in the so-called freedom war and Jehad (crusade) on ISI's instigation.
It may be recalled that statements, by the so-called Mujahideen (terrorists) religious parties as well as their interviews, processions and rallies, all were taking place at the instigation and expenditures of ISI during the Kargil war.
I appreciate the courage of a Pakistani journal "Monthly Herald" Dawn group of News paper which revealed and confirmed 500 graveyards of NLI soldiers who were killed in Kargil war in may 1999 after one year.
balawaristan.net /story.htm   (2118 words)

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