‘Operation Kabaddi-India Army’s largest operation to end infiltration’

  • According to The Hindu, Indian Army had planned ‘Operation Kabaddi,’ to carried out its largest operation to end infiltration by capturing at least 25 selected Pakistani posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in September 2001. This story is based on the books  Line on Fire: Ceasefire Violations and India-Pakistan Escalation Dynamics.
  • The report says that the operation  would have been on a scale far larger than the “land-grab” attempted by Pakistan, which led to the Kargil war in 1999, as well as the surgical strikes launched by India in 2016, says the book,
  • Citing the author of the book and Jawaharlal Nehru University Professor Happymon Jacob, The Hindu report says that, the objective of the operation was to change the geography of the LoC with access to tactical points there, which would then help  the Army tackle the infiltration of militants by the Pakistani side. The operation didn’t materialise due to 9/11 terror attacks. 

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