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Independence Day Special - The Turning Point at Tololing

Turning Point at Tololing is a documentary by General GD Bakshi detailing Indian Army's first major win during the Kargil War of 1999. India was caught unawares by the sudden offensive by the Pakistani Army while the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee was engaging in peace talks with Nawaz Sharif. How did the Indian Army fight back this sudden and aggressive attack by the enemy in the unforgiving Himalayan terrain? Recapturing Tololing Peak was a major turning point, which eventually ensured India's victory in one the toughest wars fought by the Indian Army in post-independence India.

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