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Kargil Revisited 10 Years Later

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Old 07-18-2009
pallabbaba
 
Default Kargil Revisited 10 Years Later

It's been 10 years since the Kargil war. July 4, 1999 was when a vital
victory for India was sealed. CNN-IBN's Pawan Bali met the heroes of Tiger Hill who
got together once again after a decade to remember the soldiers they lost.

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TIGER HILL

This 16,800 feet high peak sealed India's victory during the Kargil war. It was
cleared after a battle of four nights, in which 132 guns were used and
over 30 soldiers martyred.




NATIONAL HIGHWAY

The Leh-Srinagar National Highway 1A, which has now been renamed as I-D, was the
main target of the intruders. The aim was to cut off this supply route to the region and Siachen base





CAPTAIN COURAGEOUS

Captain Sourav Kalia was one of the first six soldiers killed during the Kargil war. Their
bodies returned mutilated. Ever year on his birthday and Vijay Diwas, the families
receive hundreds of greetings from across the country.




HAMBOTINGLA PASS

On the way to Batalik you cross the Hambotingla Pass which is on 13,200 feet altitude.
The peaks captured during the Kargil war were anywhere between 15,000 to 18,000 feet high.




BATALIK TRIBE

In this pic: A woman from the Aryan tribe, Drogpas, in Batalik.

Over 600 families of this tribe helped the Army as porters and even provided food to
the soldiers. A shepherd from this tribe was the first man to spot the intruders.




ROAD TO RECOVERY

Inaccessibility and lack of road connectivity was the main problem during the Kargil war.
Ten years later, most of the peaks have well metalled roads.




THE TOWN THAT SAW IT ALL

Kargil town, which was completely deserted during the war, recalls the close
encounter with 62 days of bombing and constant enemy fire.




TRYST WITH TERROR

The intruders were barely three kilometers away from Drass town. People here still
live under the shadow of that war that was at their doorsteps. Drass is the second
coldest inhabited place in the world after Siberia.




OPERATION VIJAY

Kargil war memorial in Drass where names of over 527 martyrs have been inscribed.




A SALUTE TO THE SOLDIERS






Jai Hind


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Old 07-19-2009
x-AnGeL-x
 
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Thnks for sharin
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Old 07-19-2009
manpreet
 
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Jai Hind
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Old 07-19-2009
simrangill
 
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My salutes with the great warriors of our country
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Old 07-20-2009
Kang
 
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ah bring backs all the memories
thanks for sharing sucha nice topic
Jai Hind
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