Kargil war: ‘Point 5140’ renamed ‘Gun Hill’

Point 5140 at Drass in Kargil has been renamed ‘Gun Hill’ to commemorate the success of Indian armed forces and to pay tribute to the supreme sacrifice of the gunners in ‘Operation Vijay’.

Taking Tololing - Cover Story News - Issue Date: Jul 5, 1999

On July 26, 1999, the Indian Army declared victory in ‘Operation Vijay,’ ending a nearly three-month battle with Pakistani troops on the icy heights of Kargil in Ladakh.