Everything About The Highest Peak In Ladakh Indian Jawans Recaptured During Kargil War

by Sanmita A
Everything About The Highest Peak In Ladakh Indian Jawans Recaptured During Kargil War

India is commemorating the 23rd Kargil Diwas today and India’s top leaders, including Indians from different fields, have joined in to remember the brave hearts of the Indian Army. These jawans had put their lives in danger to recapture and claim Tiger Hills that were intruded by Pakistani troops. In the year 1999 in May, Pakistan infiltrators began capturing places along the lines of India’s LOC. After the Kargil war began in early July, it was today that the war officially ended.

Tiger Hills – The Kargil Mountains That Indian Jawans Recaptured

In May, hundreds of troopers from Pakistan had entered the Kargil territory. They took over the Tiger Hills in Kargil, located in the Drass-Kargil area in Ladakh. It is said to be the highest peak in the region and can be seen from the nearby valleys. After being captured by the Pakistani troops, the Indian jawans strategically recaptured the hills back. If you wish to see the Tiger Hills, which have gained so much significance following the Kargil War, then it is a must-visit. To have a clear view of Tiger Hills, travellers and tourists can visit the Kargil War Memorial.

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Kargil War Memorial – Ode To The Brave Hearts Of India

The Kargil War Memorial is a memorable and significant site for paying respect to the Indian jawans who did it all to bring back Tiger Hills. This War Memorial also sites names of all the Indian martyrs who fought for the country during the Kargil war. It is best to pay a visit to the war memorial during the summers. Apart from seeing this historic site, you can also sight major spots which were under conflict during the war. A few of the spots that you can locate from the Kargil war memorial are Tiger Hill,  Batra Top, Tololing Heights, Mushkoh Valley, and more.

You can reach the Kargil War Memorial via Srinagar or Leh. However, the easier and more comfortable route is through Srinagar.


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