The Indian Army recaptured Tiger Hill from the Pakistani Army on July 4, in the year 1999 during Kargil war. The hill is situated in Kargil area of Jammu and Kashmir. The Tiger Hill battle started on the fourth week of May and ended with the Indian Army’s victory on July 4. The battle resulted in the death of 38 Indian soldiers. However, 92 were killed on the Pakistani side.
A plan was made by Indian Army, on July 3, 1999, for an offensive attack on the Pakistani intruders on Tiger Hill. Indian battalions involved in the operation were 18 Grenadiers, 2 Naga, and 8 Sikh. Around 200 Indian troops were chosen for the task, while 2000 troops provided support. The operation lasted for 36 hours.
In the final assault carried out by the Indian Army on July 3, 1999. At the top of the hill, 10 Pakistani soldiers were killed while two escaped. Though five Indian soldiers also died in the attack, the Indian Army was able to recapture Tiger Hill. Nevertheless, the battle ended with Indian Army’s victory, on the morning of July 4 as they hoisted the tricolor on the top of the hill.
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