English_Master March 5, 2016 No Comments
OPERATION VIJAY As soon as the Government came to know, that thousands of Pakistani intruders have crossed the LoC (Line of Control) and perched themselves on strategic heights six to seven kilometers inside Indian territory in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir, the government realized the seriousness of the matter and an operation Vijay was launched to flush out the infiltrators from the Kargil sector”. On 6th May, 1999, an Indian army patrol party first noticed some unusual movements in the Batalik sector. The extent of intrusion was discovered the next day itself when a second patrol party was sent to the area. By May 10-14, 1999, the Pakistani intruders were well into the Drass, Kaksar, Mashkoh and Batalik sectors, hazardously threatening the safety of Srinagar-Leh highway, the virtual line of communication. This was the third time in the history of independent India that Pakistan tried to occupy the Kashmir by assisting or backing the infiltrators. The first time just after independence, a second time in 1965 as part of operation Gibraltar that led to Indo-Pak second war and now the third time through Kargil. It was on 16th May, the Indian army launched counter insurgency operation and succeeded in forcing the Pakistan backed intruders to flee from one...
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