Martyrs of Kargil war

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Map of Kargil War areas
Indian soldiers after winning a battle during the Kargil War
Kargil War Memorial

Kargil War background

The Kargil War was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir. The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control (LOC), which serves as the de facto border between the two states.

Major phases to the Kargil War

There were three major phases to the Kargil War.

  1. First, Pakistan infiltrated forces into the Indian-controlled section of Kashmir and occupied strategic locations enabling it to control NH1.
  2. The next stage consisted of India discovering the infiltration and mobilizing forces to respond to it.
  3. The final stage involved major battles by Indian and Pakistani forces resulting in India capturing positions held by Pakistani forces and the withdrawal of Pakistani forces back across the Line of Control.

Martyrs of Kargil war from states

List of Kargil war martyrs are given in following pages:

From other states

Gallery of Martyrs of Kargil war from all states

External links


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