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Kargil Vijay Diwas
Reason to Kargil War:
July 26th Considered as Kargil vijay diwas.
Kargil war is also called as Kargil Conflict, which is between India and Pakistan and it took place in may and June of 1999 in kargil district of Kashmir along with the line of Border(LOC), it is also reflected as Operation Vijay.
The Cause of war was entering Pakistani soldiers infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of the LOC, which serves as the unreal border between the two states. During the initial stages of the war, Pakistan blamed the fighting entirely on independent Kashmiri insurgents, but documents left behind by casualties and later statements by Pakistan’s Prime Minister and Chief of Army Staff showed involvement of Pakistani paramilitary forces, led by General Ashraf Rashid. The Indian Army, later on supported by the Indian Air Force, recaptured a majority of the positions on the Indian side of the LOC infiltrated by the Pakistani troops and militants. With international diplomatic pressure mounting, the Pakistani forces withdrew from the remaining Indian positions along the LOC. Another point of view about this issue is that, the Pakistani army backed freedom fighters, and successfully attempted a direct and frontal approach to this extra-ordinary military operation. With an abiding faith in their ability to make deep inroads and cut off road arteries, they showed their mind-boggling skills realizing that the poorly led but strong Indian army which was too busy killing and kidnapping innocent Kashmiri civilians, had not still occupied the high ground (18,000 to 21,000 feet) India had captured during the 1971 war. The Freedom fighters changed their tactics and entrenched themselves above the road which links Srinagar to India occupied Laddakh.
Kargil operation was clearly an upshot of the Kashmir dispute. Kashmir is both cause and consequence of the India-Pakistan conflict and misery. From historical, geographical, cultural and strategic point of view, Pakistan could not remain aloof from the question of freedom of over 13 million people of Kashmir. Hence Pakistan has always been obliged and committed to support the Independence movement of the people of Kashmir and sought to get the issue resolved as quickly possible so that they could get their right of self-determination. Kashmir has contributed to the overall tension between India and Pakistan.