Kargil Kartoons, was a drive under which various leading cartoonists from Indian Media drawn on the spot caricatures of the Army Troops, who were travelling through the New Delhi railway station on their way to the battle front. This drive also includes a chain of exhibitions of cartoons, held at the major cities of India and a compilation of cartoons.
With the help of other fellow cartoonists (E Suresh, Irfan Khan, Jagjeet Rana, Kaak, Sandeep Joshi, Sudhir Goswami, Rohnit Phore, Unny, Govind Dixit, Abhishek Tiwari, Devender, Pawan), Shekhar Gurera coordinated the total drive and himself joined the drive to sketch the caricatures as a token of their collective solidarity with the Indian Army, fighting in the difficult terrains of Kashmir.
During July 1999, the Kargil Kartoons (a chain of cartoon exhibitions) was started at Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and later held at Jaipur, Chandigarh, Patna and Indore.
Kargil Kartoons (A Compilation of Cartoons based upon Kargil War), dedicated to Indian Defense Forces was published by the Arya Book Depot. with MRP Rs50/-. The book was exhibited at Delhi Book Fair '1999 also at the galleries of the cartoon exhibitions. The total Income earned from the sale of it was forwards to the welfare funds of Indian Army by the GOI. All cartoonists gave their services voluntarily and without any honorarium.
Poster of the drive Kargil Kartoons, drawn by Shekhar Gurera with autographs of Army Troops whose caricatures were drawn & gifted on the spot at New Delhi Railway Station