We were really ill-equipped back then in late 90''s .... hope situation is better now ...
ill-Equipped we still are, But over High altitudes and Operations like Kargil one have few things to carry..
Anyways, I have posted this pics not to debate but to enjoy..
Nice pictures,.. never seen some of them before.
The contention that IA was ill equipped is subjective.
How was the IA ill equipped?
We are still short of many items eg artillery (to be precise, we have not upgraded and hence 'ill equipped')
Our ammunition manufacture is below par with a huge amount of 'slippages'.
Since, in Kargil, things initially were not going as per the Nation's aspirations, excuses were trotted out that the Army does not have A or B and so on.
I think these photos are from someone's personal album.
Last edited by Ray; 26-03-12 at 10:26 AM.
What is an Amby doing on the warfront ?
The civilians were still leading their normal lives, even during the war.
It will be recalled war was going on for quite some time - May to July.
This road was the only lifeline from the Valley to Leh and there were small towns, villages and hamlets along the road.
Very little is grown in these areas.
Last edited by Ray; 26-03-12 at 11:03 AM.
journalist NDTV barkha dutt remember lakshaya
one thing was sure. kargil was wake up call.
1)Indian army was not well equipped
2) They were out of practice
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What makes you say so?
How was it not well equipped?
Out of practice to do what?
Ministers and senior officers used to land by helicopter and given a briefing from a safe place. Given a 'war front' tour from there.
The media used civil vehicles or hopped on to some Army vehicle coming that way.
I don't think any bureaucrat came.
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