Kargil War Thread - IV

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Postby shiv » 10 Aug 2006 21:55

I get really mad when a bogey-crap figure is thrown in.

600? That is bullshitting straight out of Pakland.
http://www.hinduonnet.com/2003/08/17/st ... 900800.htm
Over 4,000 soldiers killed in Kargil: Sharif

By B. Muralidhar Reddy

ISLAMABAD Aug. 16 . The former Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, claimed that more than 4,000 Pakistani troops and officials were killed in the Kargil conflict.

While Mr. Sharif accused the Pakistan military in general and the then Army Chief, Pervez Musharraf, of undertaking the Kargil operations without the knowledge of his government, it is for the first time he has come out with concrete figures of the casualty on the Pakistani side.

The Pakistan Government had consistently denied charges of its involvement in the Kargil War and claimed it to be an operation conducted entirely by the Mujahideen (holy warriors). Several months later it indirectly acknowledged its participation by decorating some of its soldiers who died in the conflict.

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Postby shiv » 10 Aug 2006 21:57

Sorry if this has been posted before

Gang-of-Four Planned Kargil, Keeping Pakistan in the Dark

Special SAT Report

WASHINGTON, July 22: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was not
aware of the Kargil Operation when he received Indian PM
Vajpayee in Lahore on Feb 20, 1999, a new book written by a
senior former police officer from Pakistan, and published
by a New York Publishing house, has revealed.

The book, Pakistan’s Drift into Extremism: Allah, the Army,
and America’s War on Terror, is authored by Mr Hassan
Abbas, who is currently a Research Fellow at the Harvard
Law School and a PhD. candidate at the Fletcher School of
Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has served in the
administrations of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto (1994-95)
and General Musharraf (1999-2000).

The book examines the rise of religious extremism in
Pakistan, and analyzes its connections to Pakistan Army's
policies and the fluctuating US-Pakistan relations. It
includes profiles of leading Pakistani Jihadi groups with
details of their origins, development, and capabilities
based on interviews with Pakistani intelligence officials,
and operators of the militant groups.

The book contains new historical materials on Operation
Gibraltar (1965 War with India), conspiracy behind General
Zia-ul-Haq’s plane crash in 1988, a botched military coup
by fundamentalists in army in 1993-4, the story of National
Accountability Bureau (from an insider’s perspective) and
lastly about how General Musharraf handled the volatile
situation after the 9/11 attacks.

Besides General Musharraf’s detailed profile, the book
evaluates the India-Pakistan relations vis-à-vis the
Kashmir conflict, and Dr AQ Khan’s nuclear proliferation
crisis. The book offers predictions for Pakistan's domestic
and regional prospects.

Author Hassan Abbas gives a graphic description of how the
Kargil disaster was planned and managed by the Army led by
General Musharraf who led a “Gang of Fourâ€

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Postby Jagan » 10 Aug 2006 22:00

Who can forget the daily herald article from pakistan - it detailed how bodies of soldiers were delivered in the dark of the night, often left outside the door , with no accompanying guard of honor or anything..most of them in tracksuits...

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Postby mirajuddin » 10 Aug 2006 22:27

ok shiv cool down i was just asking a question
i got the figure from the kashmirfiles and it was only a rough estimate
anyway loss of life is deplorable eitherway
i am interested in any aircraft engagements during kargil conflict and have been trying to get responses from forum members

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Postby ramana » 11 Aug 2006 00:19

Miraj, Have you heard of Lt Hanifuddin or seen his mother's laments? If so you would not ask these type of questions.

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Postby Prem » 11 Aug 2006 01:24

SSridhar wrote:
it seems pakistan lost 600 men . . .

600 men, eh ?

Mirajuddin , Actually Pakis did not even loose that many men , there were onlee few men over there on hights . :)

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