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KARGIL DIARIES: How a nuclear catastrophe was averted during Kargil

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On June 24, 1999, the Air Force sent out a pilot tasked with bombing Point 4388 in Kargil. But the pilot ended up aiming at a Pakistani military base in Gulteri. Fortunately, the flight systems were designed as one pilot had to go first and set the target and then another plane would follow that had the actual fireworks. The second pilot had his doubts and didn’t fire, instead choosing to pull back.

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