~Ground wars would be rare in future: Retd IAF vice marshal Kapil Kak ~ . Source-- Ground wars would be rare in future: Retd IAF vice marshal Kapil Kak | idrw.org ++ . . Published- February 19, 2012 | By admin SOURCE TI-- Retired Air Vice Marshall Kapil Kak today said here that Indian Air Force (IAF) played a significant role in recapturing the Indian territory in the 1999 Kargil war, and such â€œground warsâ€ may not be seen in the future, as air forces and navies would play significant roles. â€Indian army and air force were not prepared because they did not believe that geographically tough mountain terrain could be infiltrated (at the time of Kargil),â€ said Kak, currently an additional director, Centre for Air Power Studies, talking to reporters at `Youth Fiestaâ€™ organised by Jay, Genius and Gardi school. â€œIn 1971, Indian army had proved its supremacy over Pakistan, and to take revenge, its army and militants occupied some areas in Kargil,â€ he said. Kargil could be one of the last â€œgroundâ€ wars, as both the countries possess nuclear weapons, and in future the Air Force and Navy would be playing a vital role if war-like situation breaks out, Kak said. Reacting to a question on Kashmir, Kak said, â€œThe situation in Kashmir is improving.â€ G S Uban, a retired Major General, said: â€œThe situation in Kashmir is now under controlâ€¦in the past it was uncontrollable. State government and civil society should work together to bring normalcy back in Kashmir, he said.