20 years of Kargil: How Pakistan’s big lies were nailed - India News

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Friday, July 26, 2019

20 years of Kargil: How Pakistan’s big lies were nailed

Pakistan never agreed that its regular soldiers had crossed the Line of Control to occupy posts, which Indian soldiers had been regularly vacating during harsh winters of Kashmir. The Indian government of the time decided not to cross the LoC, not to take armed engagement in other areas. Such rules are not followed in war.

20 years of Kargil


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Pakistan planned Kargil incursion under Operation Koh Paima
  • Pakistan said mujahideens crossed LoC and occupied posts on hilltops
  • Pakistan floated a theory to suggest Pervez Musharraf did not take Sharif government in confidence
The military engagement between India and Pakistan in 1999 in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir was never categorised as war. It remains a conflict in the official language.
The reason lies in the lies that Pakistan told and India acted in reaction to those lies.
Pakistan never agreed that its regular soldiers had crossed the Line of Control to occupy posts, which Indian soldiers had been regularly vacating during harsh winters of Kashmir. The Indian government of the time, unsure of the claim, decided not to cross the LoC, not to take armed engagement in other areas and not to initiate attack Pakistani forces on other posts.
Such rules are not followed in war.
But Pakistan's lie that its soldiers were not involved in Kargil was exposed as India prepared to take back its hills occupied by Pakistan Army. Lieutenant General (retired) Amar Aul, who led Operation Vijay to recapture Tololing and Tiger, recently said in an interview that when soldiers reached there they found "not 30-40 mercenaries" but "regulars of Pakistan's Northern Light Infantry".
Pakistani journalist Naseem Zehra in her book, Kargil To The Coup: Events That Shook Pakistan, proves that regular Pakistan soldiers were sent under the official command of the military and civilian leadership. The book is said to be the first serious documentation of the Kargil war in Pakistan.

That Kargil incursion was not planned

Having denied that regular Pakistani soldiers were involved in Kargil incursions, Pakistan floated a theory that what happened in 1999 was a doing of some mujahideens and that Pakistan Army got involved only after India's response on the LoC.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and update.

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