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Kargil Conflict - 1999                                                          Module - V

                                                                                                  Major Wars Post


                         KARGIL CONFLICT-1999

               The Kargil Conflict was fought in high altitude mountains of Ladakh. This region is
               sparsely populated and it consists of diverse religious, linguistic and ethnic groups in
               one of the world’s highest mountains. India and Pakistan fought for Jammu and Kashmir
               in 1947-1948 and the battle ended with the cease fire line which bisects the Baltistan

               district. Kargil was on the Indian Territory in the Ladakh subdivision of Jammu and
               Kashmir. Both India and Pakistan went to war in 1965 and 1971. This was the fourth
               conflict after independence. Previous this time Pakistan had sent infiltrators on the
               quiet who occupied important heights in the mountains. It become necessary to evict
               them from the heights.


               After studying this lesson, you will be able to:

                    highlight the geographical location of Kargil and the Genesis of the conflict;
                    describe the operations carried out by the Indian Armed Forces during the conflict;

                    discuss the role of Indian Media, and responses given by the world and
                    discuss the comments of the Kargil Review Committee.

                20.1 Terrain of the Conflict Zone

               What  is Terrain?

               We use the word Terrain to describe land. For example terrain is mountainous, terrain
               is plains etc.

                MILITARY HISTORY                                                                                69
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