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  • Operation Gibraltar was the codename given to the strategy of Pakistan to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir, a state in India, and start a rebellion against Indian rule. If successful, Pakistan hoped to gain control over Kashmir. In August 1965, Pakistan Army's 50th Airborne paratroopers and Pakistan Army's guerrillas, disguised as locals, entered Jammu and Kashmir from Pakistan with the goal of fomenting an insurgency among Kashmiri Muslims. However, the strategy went awry from the outset due to poor coordination, and the infiltrators were soon discovered. The operation sparked a large scale military engagement between the two neighbours, the first since the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947.