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Pakistan Army Captain Karnal Sher Khan was killed in action during the Kargil conflict, but the Indian officer’s citation got him the Nishan-e-Haider.
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The Kargil War between India and Pakistan, which ended 20 years ago, ensured that the Line of Control became the de facto border.
While the Lahore bus diplomacy failed in retrospect, what Atal Bihari Vajpayee achieved in just over 24 hours in Pakistan was utterly unprecedented.
IAF’s Mirage-2000s had attacked Tiger Hill on 24 June 1999, and a few days later, India had recaptured the key feature in the Kargil conflict.
The Kargil war discredited Islamabad – not just as a revisionist state, but one that was downright dishonest.
Pakistan is set to reopen its airspace but while it was closed, India nearly shot down a Georgian aircraft flying in from across the border. A Pakistani aircraft wasn't so lucky 20 yrs ago.
As many as 527 Indian defence forces personnel died in the Kargil conflict, losing their lives while evicting Pakistani soldiers and irregulars from India.
IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa and Western Air Command chief R. Nambiar were part of the formation in honour of Squadron Leader Ahuja who died at the start of the Kargil war.
This day, 24 May, marks the 20th anniversary of the conflict that brought the two volatile neighbours on the brink of nuclear war.