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Kargil War 1999

The Operation Vijay Medal - awarded for non-operational service during the Kargil fightingEarly in May 1999, the Indian Army discovered large scale infilitration by Pakistani soldiers across the LOC in the Indian territory in the desolate Kargil sector. The operations to evict the mountain tops of the Pakistani army has now etched itself in living memory as 'Operation Vijay'.

The Indian Air Force provided Battlefield close support , logistical supply and Casuality evacuation along with the Army Aviation Units.

Three Officers and two airmen made the ultimate sacrifice. For its role in the ops, the IAF was awarded two Vir Chakras and 23 Vayusena Medals.

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Angels of Mercy
Helicopter Operations
The Air Warriors
The men & women of the AF
The Messengers of Doom
Fighter Operations
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MPEG News reports

 

Summer of 1999 : View from 5th Floor Air HQ Air Vice Marshal Manmohan Bahadur (Retd)
Operation Safed Sagar Ved Shenag
The Mirage 2000 in Kargil Philip Camp
The Atlantique Shoot Down Indian Air Force
The Invisible Heroes Ambarish K Diwanji
Kargil - 10 Years After Air Marshal Narayan Menon (Retd)
Missile Strike!! Wg Cdr Alagaraja Perumal
Nubra Formation Air Commodore A K Sinha VrC
Engine Flame Out! Wg Cdr K Nachiketa VM
IAF Awards for the Kargil Conflict BR Database
Order of Battle and Unit Honours Jagan Pillarisetti

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