Kargil war

The Kargil war was fought between India and Pakistan between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and along the Line of Control (LOC). During the war, the Indian Army evicted Pakistani intruders and succeeded in recapturing the Tiger Hill and other posts as a part of Operation Vijay. The Indian soldiers had secured this victory after a three-month conflict that led to a loss of lives from both sides with the Indian side losing nearly 490

officers, soldiers, and jawans. In order to commemorate India’s win in the war, the Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26.

Kargil war News

20 years after Kargil War: How India readied nuclear weapons in IAF’s Mirage

With no experience to fall back upon, it was in the heat of the conflict that India conjured up a ‘primitive’ air delivery system for nuclear weapons on Mirage-2000 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force (IAF).

20 years after Kargil War: Pakistani Commanding Officer urged Indian Brigadier for bodies – ‘for paltan’s izzat’

Brig M P S Bajwa (retd), Commander of 192 Mountain Brigade in Kargil War, which captured Tiger Hill, recalls that Lt Col Mustafa, CO of 19th Battalion of Frontier Force (FF) Regiment, spoke to him on wireless communication and made a request for the bodies.


J&K: Rajnath pays tribute to soldiers at Dras war memorial ahead of Operation Vijay anniversary

Rajnath's visit to the memorial comes days ahead of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Operation Vijay by Indian Army. He is also scheduled to inaugurate two bridges in Kathua and Basantar later in the day.

20 years after Kargil: 'When his box came home, all it had was Rs 300 — and the chocolates he loved'

Nearly twenty years after their first-born, Captain Vijayant Thapar, was shot in the head on June 29, 1999 during the Kargil War’s Knoll assault, the Thapars still feel the “vacuum” of his loss.

Kargil hero twin pays homage at Batra Top

A resident of Himachal Pradesh, Vishal’s dream to have a glimpse of the peak came true because of the Army. On Sunday, exactly 20 years after his brother was killed there, the Army air-dropped Vishal at the peak.

Air Marshal R Nambiar: ‘We were very innovative in Kargil War, we fought with what we had’

Air Marshal R Nambiar flew the Mirage 2000, dropped five of the eight Laser Guided Bombs (LGB) during the Kargil War and was awarded the Vayu Sena Medal (Gallantry).


20th year of Kargil war: IAF turns Gwalior Air Base into 'war theatre', reenacts milestones

In a symbolic 'recreation' of the Tiger Hill attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Drass-Kargil area, the air force used the Mirage 2000 aircraft and explosives were blown up on a 'model hill' to recreate the crucial events of the war.

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi writes to Amit Shah seeking relief for war veteran

Gogoi, in his letter to Shah, made available to the media on Thursday, urged him to institute an inquiry into the alleged inefficiency of the police officers who verified his documents and the subsequent declaration of the former army personnel as 'foreigner' by the Foreigners' Tribunal at Boko.

Watch: Kargil hero now runs juice shop to support family

A Kargil hero runs a juice as the government failed to fulfil the promise of a petrol pump and plot of land for farming to Satbeer Singh.

Kargil Vijay Diwas: Sacrifices made in conflict are being slowly forgotten, says Brig Devinder Singh

In an interview to The Indian Express Brig Devinder Singh goes back memory lane to recall the trials and tribulations of the Kargil intrusions.

Kargil war Photos

India celebrates 20th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, here are archival photos from 1999 war

In 1999, Indian troops had recaptured several mountain tops overlooking the strategic Srinagar-Leh highway from Pakistani intruders. Releasing a statement in this regard, the Army said that the 20th anniversary of "Operation Vijay" will be celebrated with the theme 'Remember, Rejoice and Renew'.