Kargil 1999: Pakistan's Fourth War for Kashmir
Knowledge World, Jan 1, 1999 - History - 342 pages
The book covers the core aspects that combined to culminate in the Kargil war and an account of the why and how of the war. The Kargil war is also significant in that while Pakistan escalated its covert war (in 1998) after it acquired nuclear weapons in 1987, this is the first war was fought with regular forces between the two countries that had become overtly nuclear although not the first between nuclear-armed states. And, hence, this volume that attempts to place the latest war in the context of the earlier attempts to take Kashmir by force.
The Kashmir Issue
The Army in Pakistan
Mujahideen and the Covert
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