so basically IA really didn't do any thing apart from being target practice..
The casualties on you side were higher depsite being on the high slopes. The average IA soldier in Kargil had the support of his battalion whereas his PA counterpart was disowned by his own nation and called a militiaman left to die on the peaks while there generals in GHQ argued about how they didn't even know about the operation. You resfused to accept your dead bodies and eventually we burried them. Speaks volumes about who was target practice
but every forgets why did Kargil happen?
well that traces back to Sialchen war of 1984 which india started. Pakistan has nothing apologise for this, we just had an idiot of PM nawj who was weakly educated could not understand the strategic impact of the events.
The kargil war had 0 operational or strategic impact. It was started with the aim of strangling NH1A ( lifeline of siachen) , but ultimately resulted in Pakistani retreat with heavier casualties and many diswoned comrades being left behind. Siachen is far out of your reach. Indian army controls the entire glacier and the saltoro ridge, your army is sitting below at the foothills of saltoro. You are in such a position that siachen isn't even visible to your troops
Kargil war is not so much of Indians winning but more Pakistani political leadership failing. I personally saw no reason for with drawing had we had a nationalist leader like Imran Khan during that time he would held his ground and by winter Indians would have been routed in Siachen.
Again a day dream. Even before Pakistanis announced withdrawal the indian army had already recaptured 70% of the areas. Eventually if the war had stretched longer then india would have launched a full scale counter offensive on all fronts. That would have been worse for Pakistanis
only good thing happened was 2000 Indians soldiers were dead or incapacitated ie unavailable to mass murder , rape, torture or oppress Kashmirs.
An equal number of Pakistani soldiers suffered the same fate.
Pakistan News: ISLAMABAD: Accusing President Pervez Musharraf of masterminding the Kargil conflict, exiled former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said more than
But both sides have fallen soldiers which deserve respect. I respect the dead, yours as well as mine