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Drass is a tiny town in the Kargil District of Jammu and Kashmir, India. The town, reportedly the second coldest inhabited town in the world shot into prominence in the summer of 1999 following Pakistani backed incursions into the Indian Occupied Kashmir. The Kargil War saw the town being shelled by infiltrators and the war ended with Indian Army recapturing the areas surrounding the town and the kargil district. The town and district of Kargil was a part of Baltistan District before 1947, but is now administratively part of Ladakh in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. ... Jammu and Kashmir, (often abbreviated as Kashmir), is the northern-most state of Republic of India, lying mostly in the Himalayan mountains. ... Indian occupied Kashmir (also called Held Kashmir) is the name given by Pakistan to a portion of Kashmir controlled by India. ... Combatants India Pakistan, Kashmiri secessionists Commanders Strength 30,000 5,000 Casualties ~600 killed , ~1,400 wounded 4000+ killed {{{notes}}} The Kargil War, also known as the Kargil conflict, was an armed conflict between India and Pakistan that took place between April and June 1999 in Kashmir. ... The Indian Army (भारतीय सेना Hindi: Bhartiya Sena) is the land force of the Armed Forces of India and has the prime responsibility of conducting land-based warfare. ...


 
 

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