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Kargil War: Point 5140 near Dras in the Kargil area is known as Gun Hill Kargil War.

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Mon, 01 Aug 2022 11:40 PM IST

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Gun Hill has been renamed Gun Hill to honour the gunners who died during "Operation Vijay" by the Indian Armed Forces. Point 5140 in Dras in the Kargil sector was essential to the early success of the operations against the Pakistani army.

Point 5140 in Dras in the Kargil sector has been renamed Gun Hill to honour the supreme sacrifice made by the gunners during "Operation Vijay" by the Indian Armed Forces. With its potent and precise firepower, the Indian Army's Regiment of Artillery was able to have a decisive impact on the enemy forces and their defences, especially Point 5140, which was essential to the early success of the operations.  If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

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Veterans from all Artillery Regiments who earned the honorary title "KARGIL" during Operation Vijay were present for the ceremony. Also present were serving officers from the Gunner brotherhood. The Indian Army declared victory over Pakistani forces on the frigid heights of Kargil in Ladakh on July 26, 1999, marking the effective conclusion of "Operation Vijay."

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