Tiger Hill Drass

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About Tiger Hill Drass

Tiger Hill shot into prominence during the 1999 Kargil War between India & Pakistan. It is a mountain in the Drass-Kargil area of Ladakh in India. At an altitude of 5,307 meters, it is one of the highest mountain peaks in the region. Tourists can see the view of the tiger hill from the distant valley.

Tiger Hill overlooks the National Highway (NH) 1, and serves as the direct supply route. The Kargil War Memorial (Drass War Memorial), a famous tourist attraction in Kargil, offers excellent views of Tiger Hill.

Tiger Hill was captured by Pakistan Army’s Northern Light Infantry. After an initial attempt to assault it by the Sikh Regiment, 8th battalion, the final assault was carried out on 3rd July. After days of intense fighting, The Grenadiers, an infantry regiment of the Indian Army, recaptured the mountaintop on the morning of 8th July.

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