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LIMITED CONFLICTS UNDER THE NUCLEAR UMBRELLA : INDIAN AND PAKISTANI LESSONS FROM THE KARGIL CRISIS  

In the spring of 1999, the world slowly came to know of Pakistan foray into the Kargil Dras sector in a alimited war that has come to be known as the Kargil conflict. Although the real reasons for Pakistan prosecution of the Kargil war cannot be discerned with any certainty right now, a variety of Pakistani writings and public statements suggesst that Islamabad likely had several motivations: a desire to redeem itself after its humiliating defeat in the 1971 war with India. India occupation of ...Read more >

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AN ANALYSIS OF THE KARGIL CONFLICT 1999  

In May 1998 India tested its nuclear weapons, and Pakistan, despite the halfhearted attempts of the international community to prevent it, soon followed suit. Many analysts viewed this development as dangerous. Almost an equally large number felt that it was for the best, however, since this brought deterrence fully into ...Read more >

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GOM REPORTS ON KARGIL  

The Kargil Review Committee (KRC) Report had brought to light many grave deficiencies in India?s security management system particularly in the areas of Intelligence, Border Management, and Defence ...Read more >

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INDO-PAK SECURITY RELATIONS IN THE COMING DECADE LESSONS FROM KARGIL FOR THE FUTURE  By General VP Malik (Retd.) PVSM, AVSM

In February 1999, when Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, journeyed by bus to Lahore at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, most people on the sub-continent hailed it as a bold and courageous political act of the two leaders. It was felt that with nuclear weapons capability out of their respective closets in May 1998, India and Pakistan would be less suspicious and more transparent with each ...Read more >

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THE KARGIL INCURSION MAY 1999  

In spring 1999, details of the Kargil conflict the latest chapter in the long-standing India-Pakistan dispute over Kashmir emerged publicly. For these two largest South Asian states, this conflict represents a watershed, in part because it demonstrated that even the presence of nuclear weapons might not appreciably dampen the India-Pakistan security ...Read more >

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KARGIL WAR ARTICLES  

The 1999 Kargil War took place between May 8, when Pakistani forces and Kashmiri militants were detected atop the Kargil ridges and July 14 when both sides had essentially ceased their military operations. It is believed that the planning for the operation, by Pakistan, may have occurred about as early as the autumn of ...Read more >

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LESSONS FROM KARGIL - A U.S. PERSPECTIVE   

An overview of the conference objectives, Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC) activities, and the Kargil project. Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Mathew Thomas welcomed all participants, and talked about Center for Contemporary Conflict (CCC) and the United Service Institution of India cooperation. Col. S.C. Tyagi gave a brief presentation on the terrain and topography of Kargil and Kashmir more ...Read more >

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BACKGROUND NOTES : INDIA  

The people of India have had a continuous civilization since 2500 B.C., when the inhabitants of the Indus River valley developed an urban culture based on commerce and sustained by agricultural trade. This civilization declined around 1500 B.C., probably due to ecological ...Read more >

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LESSONS FROM KARGIL   

In February 1999, when Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, journeyed by bus to Lahore at the invitation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan, most people on the subcontinent hailed it as a bold and courageous political act of the two leaders. It was felt that with nuclear weapons capability out of their respective closets in May 1998, India and Pakistan would be less suspicious and more transparent with each ...Read more >

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A COLLECTION OF ARTICLES : KARGIL OPERATIONS  

A collection of articles which are published in various media about Kargil ...Read more >

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KARGIL : LESSONS LEARNED ON BOTH SIDES (CHAPTER-3)  

Our analysis elicited very different lessons learned for India and Pakistan. In the case of Pakistan, most of the lessons learned are strategic rather than operational or tactical in the military ...Read more >

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THE REAL STORY BEHIND LOC-KARGIL  

A collection of Biographies of the Kargil ...Read more >

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NUCLEAR SOUTH ASIA   

This study investigates the military stability of South Asia, after overt display of nuclear explosions by Pakistan and India in May 1998. The two countries have been loggerhead on Kashmir dispute since their inception in 1948. Both have fought three major wars and are in the process of fighting a limited war in the Himalayan Mountains for the last seventeen years.The specific emphasis was on the analyses of the genesis of problem and the roots of mistrust between the two countries. The ...Read more >

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THE 1962 INDIA-CHINA WAR AND KARGIL 1999 : RESTRICTIONS ON THE USE OF AIR POWER  

In early May 1999, local shepherds spotted strangers digging in on the Kargil heights in Jammu and Kashmir. Three army patrols sent to investigate were repulsed with heavy casualties. By May 11, it had become clear that intrusion was taking place on a large scale. The use of offensive air power was sought as early as May 7. However, use was sanctioned by the Cabinet only on May 25, with the stipulation that the Line of Control (LoC) was not to be crossed. Eventually, through determined and ...Read more >

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