The Kargil War


LeftWord Books, 1999

vi+114 pages

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In the summer of 1999, India fought off the Pakistani intrusion in Kargil. However, the end of the war does not mean the beginning of peace for people on either side of the border. Indeed, the war is just one phase of a predictable escalation of tensions after the Pokhran nuclear tests of May 1998.

Praveen Swami

PRAVEEN SWAMI is the recipient of the Sanskriti Award for his reporting of the Kargil war.


This is a must-read book. . . . For those interested not merely in an investigative report on the Kargil war, but in a sophisticated analysis of what the war actually meant, or may portend, this book is indispensable.

The Asian Age

A perceptive book that asks the questions. . . . [Swami] has deep insight into the complexities of the Kashmir issue. . . . He manages to say more in a few pages than the authors of much larger volumes.

India Today