move to ask Islamabad to withdraw hundreds of armed militants from Indian-administered Kashmir was viewed by many in Pakistan as indicative of a clear shift in US policy against Pakistan. "Rediff on the NeT: Pak media lament lost opportunity". Pakistan accused India of using chemical weapons and incendiary weapons such as napalm against the Kashmiri fighters. The Free Press Journal. Two months into the conflict, Indian troops had slowly retaken most of the ridges that were encroached by the infiltrators; 64 65 according to the official count, an estimated 7580 of the intruded area and nearly all the high ground were back under Indian control. 157 Many ex-officials of the military and the Inter-Services Intelligence (Pakistan's principal intelligence agency ) also believed that "Kargil was a waste of time" and "could not have resulted in any advantage" on the larger issue of Kashmir. Some experts believe that following nuclear tests in 1998, the Pakistani military was emboldened by its nuclear deterrent to markedly increase coercion against India.
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The Bofors FH-77B field howitzer played a vital role, with Indian gunners making maximum use of the terrain. So what of the future? 192 The impact of the war in the sporting arena was visible during the India-Pakistan clash in the 1999 Cricket World Cup, which coincided with the Kargil timeline. 69 According to General Ved Malik, the bulk of the infiltration occurred in April 1999. Ilyas Khan, The Herald, July 2000. India also released taped phone conversations between the Army Chief and a senior Pakistani general where the latter is recorded saying: "the scruff of the militants necks is in our hands 96 although Pakistan dismissed it as a "total fabrication". 163 The report also claims that India knew about the plan 11 months before its launch, enabling a complete victory for India on military, diplomatic and economic fronts. Retrieved b Ali, Tariq. July 14-16, 2001 : General Pervez Musharraf and Atal Behari Vajpayee meet for peace talks.