India won the Kargil War, which was a short conflict which began in May of 1999 when Pakistani soldiers infiltrated Kashmir, the northernmost region of India along the border with Pakistan. The war ended in July of 1999 with the withdrawal of Pakistani forces.
Kargil is a small town located within the Kashmir region of India. Kashmir is the source of a territorial dispute between India and Pakistan, with both sides claiming ownership. Pakistan's goal in the Kargil War was to quickly infiltrate the region, cut off India from the north and force India into negotiations to resolve the broader dispute over Kashmir. International pressure combined with battlefield losses eventually forced Pakistan to withdraw, resulting in an Indian victory.Learn More
The Korean War arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War. A United Nations force led by the U.S. fought on behalf of South Korea against North Korea and its Chinese and Soviet Union allies.Full Answer >
The Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. After the end of World War II, Korea was liberated from Japanese rule and occupied by American and Soviet forces, who were divided from each other by the 38th parallel.Full Answer >
Between 1880 and the beginning of World War I, the European imperial powers controlled most of Asia directly or through treaty. Britain was especially successful, controlling all of India, large parts of the rest of Southeast Asia and most of China.Full Answer >
The most recent war in Afghanistan began on October 7, 2001, with the initiation of intense air attacks and ground assaults by British and American forces. Other nations, such as Canada, France, Germany and Australia, provided logistical support, and anti-Taliban Afghan rebels from the Northern Alliance provided ground support during the invasion.Full Answer >