The Kargil War

The Kargil War

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Author: Praveen Swami
Publisher: LeftWord
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 111
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187496045


The author unearths vital data and draws on several years of experience of covering Jammu and Kashmir to answer pertinent questions.

In the summer of 1999, India fought off the Pakistani intrusion in Kargil.However, the end of the war does not mean the beginning of peace for people on either side of the border. Indeed, the war is just one phase of a predictable escalation of tensions after the Pokhran nuclear tests of May 1998.

This work seeks to answer the following questions:
How did the Kargil war come about?
Were warnings of a conflict ignored?
Was the war an unqualified military triumph?
Was Prime Minister Vajpayee 'betrayed' by Pakistan, or in fact blind to ground realities?
What are the connections between the Pokhran nuclear tests and the war?
How was the Us brought in as a mediator in the conflict?
Did the BJP-led government succeed in bringing peace to Jammu and Kashmir?
What political consequences will violence in Jammu and Kashmir have for the rest of India?
What were Pakistan's objectives in sparking off the war in Kargil - and has it really failed?