Kargil Victory Day: 'Unless border or land dispute Kargil-like incident is not ruled out'

On the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas, former Army Chief VP Malik said that as long as there is a border or land dispute, Kargil-like incident cannot be ruled out.

Kargil Victory Day: 'Unless border or land dispute Kargil-like incident is not ruled out'
Former Chief of Army Staff General VP Malik

The nation is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwas. On this special day, PM Narendra Modi said that it was a victory of courage. From time to time, the Indian Army has proved that we can be 100 percent successful in any role. But in the midst of all this, General VP Malik, who was the head of the army during the Kargil war in 1999, said that permission should have been given to occupy some parts of Pakistan at that time.

Operation Vijay, a mixed result of political, military and diplomacy In an
interview to the Times of India, he said that Operation Vijay was a mixed result of political, military and diplomacy. We have proved that we can achieve our goals even in difficult situations. The counter action did take some time due to the weak information system and surveillance of the Indian Army. But the way we performed on the battlefield, after that many powers of the world were forced to think a lot.


One of the lessons learned from the Kargil war was that a proxy war could at any time turn into a limited conventional war, unless border or land disputes were ruled out. Although the possibility of a full-fledged war with nuclear weapons is less, but the possibility of a war like Kargil cannot be ruled out as long as we have border or land disputes in front of us. 

There should have been an order for occupation of parts of Pakistan.
VP Malik says that when the Kargil war started, we were all surprised. The question was how many people had infiltrated from the side of the enemy country i.e. Pakistan. There was a mistake in understanding the infiltration from our front line. Especially there was no accurate information about the enemy, where they were hiding. Here one thing needs to be noted that when we were moving towards the determination of LoC after the Kargil war, we should have been ordered to occupy some areas of Pakistan.