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After lying for a Decade Pak Admits: its soldiers fought in the Kargil war

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  1. BlueOval

    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Pakistan has finally come out of its silence on its soldiers who fought in the Kargil war.It had denied for years that any of its soldiers had fought the war.

    The country has now honoured 350 of its soldiers, a majority of them from the Northern Light Infantry.The official Indian estimates had put Pakistani casualties in the battle in the range of 1,000-1,200 out of which 200 soldiers were buried in India itself.
    Pakistan has honoured its soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the battle by quietly making their names public.The names of 350 Pakistani soldiers, a majority of them from the Northern Light Infantry, have been put up on the official website of the Pakistani Army, in a nondescript section titled 'Shuhada's (Martyrs') Corner'.

    The list includes the two "heroes" of Pakistan, Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havildar Lalak Jan, who were awarded the nation's highest gallantry award, the Nishan-i-Haider, for the operations at Kargil.

    While Pakistan has never officially revealed the number of soldiers who died in the 1999 conflict, former President Pervez Musharraf admitted in his 2007 book that 357 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 665 wounded in the war.

    For the first time, the list has also revealed the name of the Kargil operation that was adopted by the NLI, the main Pakistani formation used to occupy Indian positions: Koh-e-Paima, which can be roughly translated as 'Mountain of Resolve'.

    According to the list, the soldiers died in actions ranging from artillery fire to aerial bombing and "enemy action". Their names have been categorised under two operations - Kargil and Koh-e-Paima - and contain details like rank, name of unit, location, date and nature of death.

    A majority of NLI soldiers, including Havildar Lalak Jan, have been listed under the Koh-e-Paima operation. Others, including Captain Karnal Sher Khan, have been listed under Operation Kargil.

    Pak Admits: Kargil Martyrs' list revealed - World News - IBNLive
     
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    BlueOval Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    For first time, Pak admits its Kargil dead, uploads list of 350 ‘martyrs’

    For years, Pakistan denied that any of its regular soldiers fought in the Kargil war. But more than a decade after the conflict, it has honoured its soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the battle by quietly making their names public.
    The names of 350 Pakistani soldiers, a majority of them from the Northern Light Infantry, have been put up on the official website of the Pakistani Army, in a nondescript section titled ‘Shuhada’s (Martyrs’) Corner’.

    The list includes the two “heroes” of Pakistan, Captain Karnal Sher Khan and Havildar Lalak Jan, who were awarded the nation’s highest gallantry award, the Nishan-i-Haider, for the operations and hundreds of other soldiers who fought in the battle.

    While Pakistan has never officially revealed the number of soldiers who died in the 1999 conflict, former President Pervez Musharraf admitted in his 2007 book that 357 Pakistani soldiers were killed and 665 wounded in the war.

    For the first time, the list has also revealed the name of the Kargil operation that was adopted by the NLI, the main Pakistani formation used to occupy Indian positions: Koh-e-Paima, which can be roughly translated as ‘Mountain of Resolve’.

    According to the list, the soldiers died in actions ranging from artillery fire to aerial bombing and “enemy action.” Their names have been categorised under two operations — Kargil and Koh-e-Paima — and contain details like rank, name of unit, location, date and nature of death. A majority of NLI soldiers, including Havildar Lalak Jan, have been listed under the Koh-e-Paima operation. Others, including Captain Karnal Sher Khan, have been listed under Operation Kargil.

    Official Indian estimates have put Pakistani casualties in the battle in the range of 1,000-1,200. Close to 200 soldiers were buried in India itself.

    For first time, Pak admits its Kargil dead, uploads list of 350 ‘martyrs’
     
  3. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Good: martyrs got their due respect. :tup:

    Bad: Shame on a nation which took 10 years to admit that their soldiers were killed. :tdown:


    Somehow bad outweighs good.
     
  4. CONNAN

    CONNAN Major ELITE MEMBER

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    they always denied the fact that regular Pakistani soldiers fought with our soldiers during kargal at the end of the day the truth came out shame on Pakistan for which took 10 years to admit that their soldiers were killed.
     
  5. Coltsfan

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    About time Pakistan admits to sending its regular troops in kashmir in 1948 too

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  6. Naren1987

    Naren1987 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    How many Mujahideen were there?, or were they all regulars
     
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    buddy i believe they all are pakistani the word Mujahideen is just a coverup

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