The Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) - Indian Army - shared a video of the brave soldiers fighting during the Kargil War in 1999, highlighting how the ground forces and the aviation corps worked in perfect sync at unimaginable conditions to protect India and ensure victory for the nation against Pakistan's nefarious designs.
The video shows how the Army worked along with the Air Force in inhospitable conditions, at an extremely high level of altitude that was the breaking point for both man and machine. Operation Vijay showed the professionalism of the Indian Army and its synergy with the Aviation Corps in executing perfect plans to take down their targets.
Watch the video below:
The war was fought along the Kargil district of Kashmir and other areas along the Line of Control (LoC) during May-July 1999.
Known as Point 4660, Tiger Hill stands at an elevation of 5307 meters, north of Dras in the Kargil region of Kashmir. The Indian Air Force deployed its Mirage-2000s carrying the Paveway Laser Guided Bombs to undertake a continuous bombing of hardened bunkers of the Pakistan Army. This was the highest altitude at which the Indian Army had ever undertaken an attack.
Operation White Sea was the code name assigned to the Indian Air Force's role in acting jointly with 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.
The Indian Air Force took up thousands of missions with a great deal of operational diversity, ensuring a resounding victory for India. The Kargil war was declared over on July 26, 1999, after Indian soldiers pushed back the Pakistani troops, a bulk of them drawn from the neighbouring country's Northern Light Infantry, from the captured peaks. The day is observed as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' to commemorate India's victory.