The Kargil conflict took place in the Kargil district of Kashmir, a disputed territory between India and Pakistan. Kargil is situated in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, it lies near the Line of Control between the Pakistani- and Indian-controlled parts of Kashmir. In 1999, Pakistan tried to recapture the Kargil sector.
The conflict lasted from May to July 1999. Pakistani soldiers and Kashmiri insurgents infiltrated the positions on the Indian side of the Line of Control, but Indian Armed Forces recaptured them. With international diplomatic opposition, Pakistan eventually was forced to withdraw its forces from the remaining Indian positions.
The fighting ceased on July 26, 1999. This day is marked in India as Kargil Victory Day (Kargil Vijay Diwas) in honor of the war heroes. Remembrance ceremonies in honor of 527 Indian soldiers who died in duty are held throughout the country. Prime Minister pays homage to the deceased soldiers at the India Gate in New Delhi.Remind me with Google Calendar
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