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Prior to India's 1947 partition, Kargil was a part of the Baltistan district of Ladakh; following the First Kashmir War (1947–1948), the LOC cut Kargil off.


Before the Kargil War, in 1971, India and Pakistan fought a war that resulted in the creation of Bangladesh as a distinct nation.


There have been other armed engagements since the Indo-Pak War of 1971. In 1998, both nations conducted nuclear tests, which heightened tensions


There were almost 2.5 million shells, bombs, and rockets launched. On average, 300 cannons, mortars, and MBRLs fired 5,000 artillery rounds, mortar bombs, and rockets every day; on the day Tiger Hill was retaken, 9,000 shells were launched.


One of the most difficult terrains for fighting, the Kargil War was unique in that it was fought at high elevations, with some stations located at above 18,000 feet.


Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister of India at the time of the war.


The Kargil war was fought below the temperature of -10°C.


Over 500 brave Indian soldiers lost their lives in Kargil and Pakistan claims that more than 3,000 of their soldiers died.


Notwithstanding the Shimla Arrangement endorsed between the two nations on 2 July 1972, the Kargil war occurred.


It is said that this was the only war after World War II in which such large numbers of bombings were carried out on enemy forces.


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