The Kargil War:

India vs. Pakistan

From May to July,1999, long-simmering tensions between India and Pakistan erupted in a war over the Line of Control in the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. This conflict became known as the Kargil War. The campaign in the Kargil region began when Pakistani forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid, infiltrated over the Line of Control (LOC), separating Indian and Pakistani sections of the disputed Kashmir region.

Pakistan at first claimed the anti-Indian forces were Kashmiri rebels and militants, but later confirmed that the forces that infiltrated the LOC were, indeed, Pakistani military forces.

Official Indian casualties: 527 killed and 1,363 wounded

Official Pakistani casualties: 453 killed and 665 wounded


War In Kargil by Center for Contemporary Conflict

Limited Conflict Under the Nuclear Umbrella: Indian and Pakistani Lessons from the Kargil Crisis by Ashley J Tellis, C Christine Fair, Jamison Jo Medby. (RAND 2001)

"Preparing for Limited War" by Patron Air Marshal (Ret) Ayaz Ahmed Khan, (Defense Journal, March 2000)

1999 Kargil Conflict--by Global



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