The Kargil War fought by the Indian Army with Pakistani infiltrators in 1999 occupies an important place in the history of India. The entire nation wept as well as saluted the sacrifices of its soldiers and officers. From children to prisoners contributed to the Kargil Relief Fund. Blood Donation camps were conducted throughout the country for injured soldiers. The spirit of Kargil was prevalent everywhere. Now, after ten years of the completion of the war, is the 'spirit' still prevalent? Is the sacrifice of our brave men forgotten by the country people? What is the knowledge of the war possessed by the young generation who remained children during the war? The objective of the book is to find answers to all these and more.
The book provides a brief history of the war, a clear account on how Kashmir has played a central part in Indo- Pak wars, a detailed account of the history and geography of Kargil, intrusion of Kargil, different Operations launched by the Indian Army, Air Force and the Navy, an account of the civilmilitary relations during the Kargil War and Operation Badr launched by Pakistan. The book also explains in detail the role played by the Indian media during the Kargil War. The book gives in detail the perceptions and images of the Kargil War among both under 25 and above 25 age group.
The details such as awards and honours received with regard to the Kargil War and the martyrs of the Kargil War are also given. The book will be resourceful to students, researchers and in fact to everyone who is interested in the defence of the nation.
Author: M Neelamalar