August 30, 2019 9:35 am
Dr Capt Vikram Singh Grewal said that during the peak battle which lasted five days, the team had to treat and evacuate around 75 casualties, from his as well as three-four other co-located units. At least 18-20 were critical, requiring urgent surgical intervention, he said.
August 24, 2019 5:35 am
It set aside an Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) order directing that "the facts should be correctly entered in the reports at the relevant places".
July 28, 2019 7:10 am
PM Modi said then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had foiled Pakistan’s plans for global intervention in Kashmir through its Kargil misadventure. He said Pakistan had expected that India will “protest” and “oppose”, and “the world will get scared of the tension”.
July 27, 2019 6:09 am
Braving constant shelling by the Pakistani side, hundreds of them ferried supplies and ammunition to Indian troops during those two months of battle. Twenty years later, The Indian Express spoke to four who stepped up at the time.
July 26, 2019 1:22 pm
On Kargil Vijay Diwas today, celebrating 20 years of India's victory, Major Ashok Sharma (retired), then a senior major commanding independent battery in the infantry, speaks to indianexpress.com about the various uncertainties of what was an "unprepared war".
July 27, 2019 8:25 am
Kargil Vijay Diwas: "May be I made a wrong decision. I did not get any weightage for my Vir Chakra. Sports persons winning medals are also given higher ranks... I killed a man who was awarded Pakistan’s highest gallantry award. Anyway, God is kind. He kept me alive," Satpal Singh said.
July 26, 2019 12:53 am
As the country commemorates the 20th anniversary of Kargil war, this school, which is in the line of sight of Pakistan Army posts on the nearby mountains, has started to eye a brighter future for its students.
July 25, 2019 7:02 am
On June 6, 1999, having made significant strides for two days, the 25-year-old Rajputana Rifles officer fell to a counter-attack. He had run out of ammunition. Hanif’s body could not be retrieved till the end of the war due to enemy firing.
July 21, 2019 12:30 pm
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).
July 20, 2019 11:01 am
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.
July 26, 2019 8:10 am
Kargil Vijay Diwas: 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'.
Genelia, Shilpa and others attend Jawaani Jaaneman screening