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Colonel Francis has done yeoman service to the army and to the nation by compiling this labour of love that describes important episodes of the Indian Army in wars and in warlike operations, briefly but in sufficient detail to keep the reader fully engrossed. The book is much more than history; it is about the actions of gallant officers and men of the Indian Army; their indomitable spirit; their unmatched bravery; and above all their sacrifices for the nation, which in many cases snatched victory from near hopeless situations. The book contains details of all important wars and warlike operations fought by the Indian Army after Independence. From the saving of Jammu & Kashmir in 1947-48, when the army was fully engaged in dealing with the violence of the Partition and dividing itself in to two entities, one each for India and Pakistan; to the 1962 War that was an overall debacle, but where our troops fought ferociously in many places and inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy; to Pakistan's getting a bloody nose in 1965, even as the Indian Army was in the midst of a major reorganisation; to the glorious history-making victory in 1971; and finally the Kargil War of 1999 where a highly adverse operational situation was converted to victory on account of the bravery of our young officers and soldiers.Printed Pages: 140. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 103257
Titel: Short Stories from the History of the Indian...
Verlag: Vij Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Buchbeschreibung "Through this book the author, tells the readers of many less-known events from the battles fought by the Indian Army in Ladakh and Poonch Valley in 1947-48 against the Pakistan Army. He brings out the deeds of exceptional bravery of officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and men spread over throughout their illustrious army career winning awards including Maha Vir Chakra and Vir Chakra twice over. The readers will find the story of a brave Army Medical Corps Doctor and a Lady Officer from the Army Education Corps winning bravery award outside the country in this Book. Artikel-Nr. VIJ-9789382652984