Kargil: How did India turn the tide?
21 years ago there was a fight between India and Pakistan on the hills of Kargil. This battle started when Pakistani soldiers had made their bases by infiltrating the high hills of Kargil.
On May 8, 1999, Captain Iftekhar and Lance Havildar Abdul Hakim of 6 Northern Light Infantry of Pakistan were sitting at Azam post in Kargil along with 12 soldiers. He saw that some Indian shepherds were grazing their cattle at a distance. Pakistani soldiers consulted among themselves whether these shepherds should be taken captive?
Someone said that if they are taken captive, they will eat their ration which is not enough for them themselves. They were allowed to go back. After about an hour and a half, these shepherds returned there with 6-7 soldiers of the Indian Army.
Indian soldiers inspected the area with their binoculars and went back. Around 2 o’clock a lama helicopter came flying there. So low that even the pilot’s badge was clearly visible to Captain Iftekhar. This was the first time that Indian soldiers came to know that many Pakistani soldiers had captured the heights of the Kargil hills.
Presentation: Rehaan Fazal
Mixing and Editing: Ajit Sarathi and Shubham Kaul
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