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After Kargil

Documents recovered from the bodies of enemy soldiers killed at Kargil tell the story of a Pakistani military misadventure and the failure of Indian intelligence two decades ago.

A repeat of a Kargil-type intrusion in the same region might seem unlikely in 2019. The Ladakh sector is now flooded with troops, new artillery and even battle tanks and armoured personnel carriers. An entire army corps with three fully acclimatised divisions has now replaced the solitary brigade that manned the sector 20 years ago. This corps can be rapidly resupplied by the IAF's giant C-17 Globemasters that can land on short airstrips and disgorge 77-tonne loads. In 1999, the army mothballed its posts during winter and returned in spring. "Winter does not exist for us now," a

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