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Ahmedabad blasts on 'Kargil Vijay Divas'

By Rajesh Krishna
Google Oneindia News

Bangalore, Jul 26: It's not a coincidence that Ahmedabad blasts have taken place on July 26, the day on which the country celebrate the victory in Kargil war.( Kargil Vijay Divas).

Terrorists want to create ill-will between the people of India and Pakistan and this may be the reason for choosing July 26 (Kargil vijay Divas) for attacking Ahmedabad. 17 blasts went off in Ahmedabad on Saturday, July 26, killing 20 people and injuring 100 others. It was on this day in the year 1999 that the Indian victory over Pakistan was complete. Nation celebrated the ninth anniversary of Kargil Vijay Divas on Saturday, July 26.

The cause of the war was the infiltration of Pakistani soldiers and kashmiri militants into positions on the Indian side of line of control which serves as defacto border between the two states.This was the first direct ground war between any two countries after they had developed nuclear weapons.

The war took place between May 8, when Pakistani forces and Kashmiri militants were detected atop the Kargil ridges and July 14 when both sides had essentially ceased their military operations. It is believed that the planning for the operation, by Pakistan, may have occurred about as early as the autumn of 1998.

Though Indian forces initially suffered some losses, they were able to gain control of various heights very quickly. The Indian soldiers were victorious everywhere. The Pakistanis were surrounded from all sides. Despite fighting uphill, the brave Indian officers and jawans cut through the Pakistani barricades. And for once the nation stood united like never before.

The serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad is the sixth major terror attack in the country on the Friday in the last 18 years. India's IT hub Bangalore was hit by serial bomb blasts on Friday, July 25.Incidentally, the real culprits behind all these attacks are yet to be brought to the book. None of them is chargesheeted, though the police had rounded up hundreds of suspects after every bomb blast.

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