Kargil Special: 'High scale mountains, ridges were main weapons of Pakistan'

By: Richa Bajpai
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Kargil, July 24: In Dras, there are high scale mountains from 9,000 ft to 14,000 ft altitudes, where breathing becomes very difficult.

But these are the same mountains where the brave soldiers like Captain Manoj Pandey, Vikram Batra, Anuj Nair and Vijayant Thapar and many others had defeated the Pakistani intruders.

In an attempt to escape from the prying eyes of the enemies, soldiers used to climb mountains at night and launched attacks in the morning.

The high altitude mountains had become a weapon of the Pakistani intruders as they used to keep a hawk's eye at the movements of the Indian soldiers.

They used to hurl bombs, gunfire from the peaks and they had powerful weapons with the range of 250 kms, from where they used to target Indian military posts.

During the Kargil war, the condition of today's strong NH-1, was very miserable and in shambles.

From NH-1 route, army trucks used to supply logistics and other equipment to the armed forces.

To dismantle the power of the Indian army, Pakistan launched attacks on NH-1 and targetted Tololing range.

Khalubar and Jubar hills located in Batalik sector are also very dangerous hills and at the same time very crucial for the safety of the Indian territory.

Captain Manoj Pandey from 11 Gorkha battalion, was the Operation commanding officer, who had laid down his life while capturing the Khalubar hills from Pakistan.

Bihar regiment played the most significant role in reclaiming the Jubar Hills.

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