In 1999, India and Pakistan engaged in three slow but intense months of conventional clashes in the Kargil district of Indian-administered Kashmir. One of the first direct engagements between nuclear-armed rivals in world history and the first military confrontation between India and Pakistan after the 1998 nuclear tests, the Kargil conflict continues to weigh on the minds of scholars and analysts 20 years later. In this SAV series, contributors consider the enduring legacies and debates surrounding the Kargil conflict and their implications for India-Pakistan strategic dynamics today.
This year marks two decades since the Kargil conflict between Pakistan and India in 1999. A watershed event on the heels of nuclear tests, the […]
The Kargil war marked a significant shift for Indian diplomacy at both the domestic and international levels. By the third week of May 1999, it […]
In 2018, Syed Ali Zia Jaffery analyzed the Kargil war in order to evaluate the prospects of third-party crisis management and nuclear escalation during India-Pakistan […]
This Q&A is part of an ongoing series in which SAV talks to scholars and practitioners to understand the trends and potential inflection points in […]