Martyrs of Kargil war from Jammu-Kashmir

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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.

There were three major phases to the Kargil War. First, Pakistan infiltrated forces into the Indian-controlled section of Kashmir and occupied strategic locations enabling it to control NH1. The next stage consisted of India discovering the infiltration and mobilizing forces to respond to it. 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 Jammu-Kashmir

Name (Rank) Village (District) Date of Martyrdom Unit
Bahadur Singh (Subedar) - Vir Chakra Digiana (डिगियाना) (Jammu) 11 June 1999 Unit - 12 JAK Light Infantry
Balvinder Singh (Sepoy) Kotli Arjun Singh (कोटली अर्जुन सिंह) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Devendra Singh (Lans Naik) Kotli Shahdaula (कोटली शाहदौला) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Gurdeep Singh (Sepoy) Shekhupura Palota (शेखूपुरा पलोता) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Gurdip Singh (Sepoy) Kanara Nautiyal (कनारा नौटियाल) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Hardip Singh (Sepoy) Rajpur Kamila (राजपुर कमिला) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Janvir Singh (Sepoy) Kirpind (कीरपिण्ड) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Kulvir Singh (Havaldar) Kolpur (कौलपुर) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Lakhvinder Singh (Sepoy) Sarthi (सारथी) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment
Madal Lal (Havaldar) - Vir Chakra Ban Talab (बन तलब) (Jammu) 5 July 1999 Unit - 18 Grenadiers
Ravail Singh (Naik Subedar) Makhanpura (मखनपुरा) (Jammu) -- Unit - 8 Sikh Regiment

Source - Jat Samaj, Agra, September-October 1999

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