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Kargil district is a district of the Indian administered union territory of Ladakh. It spans the entire length of Ladakh in the north-south direction, with Jammu and Kashmir to the west, the Leh district to the east, the Pakistan-administered region of Gilgit–Baltistan to the north and Himachal Pradesh to the south. Encompassing two historical regions known as Purig and Zanskar, the district lies to the northwest of the Great Himalayan range and encompasses the majority of the Zanskar Range. Its population inhabits the river valleyes of Dras, Suru, Kartse, Wakha and Zanskar.
The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between May and July 1999 in the Kargil district of Kashmir and elsewhere along the Line of Control (LOC). In India, the conflict is also referred to as Operation Vijay which was the name of the Indian operation to clear the Kargil sector. The Indian Air Force's role in acting jointly with Ground troops during the War that was aimed at flushing out Regular and Irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control. This operation was given the code name Operation Safed Sagar
LOC Kargil is a 2003 Indian historical war drama film based on the Kargil War fought between India and Pakistan, produced and directed by J. P. Dutta under his J.P. Films Banner. The film features an ensemble cast of Bollywood stars and music composed by Aadesh Shrivastava and Anu Malik, with the former composing the score and the latter composing the songs. The film was recorded as average at the box office.
Operation Safed Sagar was the code name assigned to the Indian Air Force's role in acting jointly with the Ground troops during the Kargil war that was aimed at flushing out Regular and Irregular troops of the Pakistani Army from vacated Indian Positions in the Kargil sector along the Line of Control. It was the first large scale use of Airpower in the Jammu and Kashmir region since the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. The operation was overwhelmingly successful and played a huge role in the Indian Victory in Kargil war.
Kargil is a town in Kargil district and the joint capital of the Indian administered union territory of Ladakh. Kargil is the second largest town in Ladakh after Leh. It is located 60 km and 204 km from Drass and Srinagar to the west respectively, 234 km from Leh to the east, 240 km from Padum to the southeast and 1,047 km from Delhi to the south. Kargil was the location of centre at the time of Ladakh wazarat till 1979 which consists of 3 prominent places that are Skardu, Kargil and Leh.
Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC was an Indian Army officer of 17 Jat who was posthumously awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest gallantry award, for exemplary valour in combat during operations in the Kargil War in 1999.
The Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh is an Autonomous District Council that administers the Leh District of Ladakh, India.
Subedar Major Yogendra Singh Yadav PVC is a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army, who has been awarded with the highest Indian military honour decoration, the Param Vir Chakra, for his action during the Kargil War. Aged 19 when he received the decoration, he is recorded as the youngest person to ever be awarded the Param Vir Chakra.
Dras, a tourist hub for its high altitude trekking routes and tourist sites, is a Hill Station in the Kargil district of the union territory of Ladakh in India. It is on the NH 1 between Zoji La pass and Kargil town. It is often called "The Gateway to Ladakh". The government's official spelling of the town is Drass.It is the second coldest inhabited place in the world after Siberia and coldest place in India with lowest temperature -60°C on January 09, 1995.
Tiger Hill traditionally known as GangzLa is a mountain in the Drass-Kargil area of Ladakh, India. It is one of the highest peaks in the area and was the subject of a battle during the 1999 India-Pakistan Kargil War. Its recapture was one of the most important objectives for Indian forces during the Kargil War.
The Battle of Tiger Hill encompasses the battles fought in and around the peak of Tiger Hill between the Indian Army and the Pakistan Army from the final week of May till second week of June 1999, during the Kargil War. The battle, with the concomitant battle for the adjoining peak of Tololing, culminated in Indian forces capturing Tiger Hill.
XIV Corps or Fire and Fury Corps is a corps of the Indian Army. It is a part of the Army’s Udhampur-based Northern Command.
Dhoop is a 2003 Indian war drama film directed by Ashwini Chaudhary, based on Battle of Tiger Hill. The film stars Om Puri and Revathi and is loosely based on Captain Anuj Nayyar, MVC and his family.
Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil, is an Autonomous District Council that administers the Kargil District of Ladakh, India.
Kargil Airport is a military airfield in Kargil district 6 km (3.7 mi) away from Kargil and 217 km (135 mi) from Leh. It is one of two airports in the union territory of Ladakh. The airport will be expanded for operations of commercial jets by the end of 2019.
Pakhanpura is a village in Bhawarkol block, Tehsil- Mohammadabad District, Ghazipur state, Uttar Pradesh, India. also known as Fakhanpura, the village is 29 km from Ghazipur and 25 km from Buxar. The village has one post office, a union bank of India, with atm facility. The population of the village is approximately 15000-20000 the village is dominated by Muslims, and having other religious persons with 10 Mauza, having 5 Mosque, One Eidgah, 5 Mazar-e-sharif, Three temples. The aforesaid village is created with the blessings of Baba Shaik Farid.
The Kargil War Memorial is a war memorial built by the Indian Army in the town of Dras, commemorating the 1999 Kargil War between India and Pakistan. The memorial is located on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway 1D, about 5 km from the city centre across the Tiger Hill.
No. 128 Helicopter Unit is a Helicopter Unit and is equipped with Mil Mi-17 and based at Mohanbari Air Force Station.
Point 5353 is a mountain peak on the Line of Control dividing the Indian- and Pakistani-administered portions of Kashmir in the vicinity of Drass in the Kargil district. It is the highest peak along the Marpo La ridge and dominates the entire area on both the sides of the Line of Control.
Colonel Balwan Singh Panghal MVC is a decorated Indian Army officer who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra for his courage in leading the successful assault to capture Tiger Hill during the 1999 Kargil War