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The Battle of Tololing was one of the pivotal battles in the Kargil War between Indiamarker's armed forces and troops from the Northern Light Infantry who were aided by other Pakistanmarker backed irregulars in 1999. The Tololing is a dominant position overlooking the Srinagarmarker - Lehmarker Highway (NH 1D) and was a vital link. The Indian army's casualties on the Tololoing peak were half of the entire losses in the whole war. Much of the losses had to do with the nature of the terrain as World War I style frontal charges had to be mounted to reclaim the peaks to dislodge the intruders. The 3 week assault finally culminated with India taking control of the peak and changing the course of the war.

Major Rajesh Adhikari (posthumously) and Digendra Kumar were awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, India's second highest military honour for their daring actions on the peak.

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