19th Vijay Diwas: Looking back at the Kargil conflict | India News
* It started with the infiltration of each Pakistani troops and terrorists into Indian territory.
* The infiltrators positioned themselves in key places that gave them a strategic benefit in the course of the begin of the battle.
* Primarily based on info from native shepherds, the Indian Military was capable of confirm the factors of incursion and launch “Operation Vijay”.
* Pakistan shot down two Indian fighter jets whereas one other fighter jet crashed in the course of the operation.
* Pakistan requested the US to intervene, however then President Invoice Clinton declined to take action till Pakistani troops have been withdrawn from the Line of Management.
* As Pakistani troops withdrew, the Indian armed forces attacked the remainder of the outposts, managing to get again the final of them by end-July
* The Military declared the mission profitable on July 26, 1999; since then the day has been celebrated yearly as Vijay Diwas.
* Pakistan initially denied any function within the battle, saying India was going through off with “Kashmiri freedom fighters.” Nonetheless, it later awarded its troopers medals for the battle, eradicating any doubt of its involvement.
* The official loss of life toll on the Indian facet was 527, whereas that on the Pakistani facet is believed to be between 357 and 453