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Left : An IAF Mirage-2000H is seen droping unguided bombs during training. It is also armed with 2 Matra Super 530Ds, 2 training Magic-II AAMs plus one centerline droptank. The type proved invaluable during the border war.

Center : Gunners of the Indian Army attacked Pakistani positions with fierce retaliation.

Right : An IAF Mi-17 fires unguided rockets during Kargil. Initially IAF employed Mi-17s in attack role, but one was lost with 4 crew to a MANPADs.

A day-by-day summary of the air action in Kargil (Operation Safedsagar) Go

Articles

"Flying In The Face Of Danger" - an article that provides a glimpse of a typical work that the Indian Army Aviation Corps pilots perform and what dangers they face Go

"Air Power At Work" By AVM Narendra Gupta (retd.) Go

Book Extracts

A typical day in the life of a AAC pilot - Extract from "Dateline Kargil" Go

 

"Morality of Altitude". A must read extract from the book "Despatches From Kargil". Go

Photofeature

Assault On Tiger Hill (Video and Pictures) Go

Resources

Maps Go

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