About the Book
This book is an effort to recall the life in Kashmir, a state under perpetual conflict. It is a saga of courage, betrayal, passion and hatred seen from the eyes of a young soldier.
In this nature's paradise, is a human hell where the lives are lost daily in pursuit of Ideology. Armed by own set of Justifications India, Pakistan and the Kashmiris battle each other to no end in sight.
Zealous young men continue to die for a cause diseased by treachery and celebrated by heroism. The territorial desire of Pakistan has cost dearly to the generations stifled in this conflict. This fight has devastated many a homes with ever widening chasm and deepening scars.
Punctuated by blood curdling violence, Kashmiris are prisoners of a historic mistake. In the ongoing series of Pakistan's grand design to wrest control of this state, a proxy war was unleashed by them in 1989. This war still continues as I write.
Mythology Early History Kashmir Conflict Acknowledgement
Prologue Perfidy and Valour Auld Lang Sang Across the Nastachun Pass A Lone Hut Blood and Betrayal The Mother Ridge Blast on the Bhajan Post A Major from the Intelligence Corps An Encounter that Lasted 48 Hours She Married A Kafir Sixteen Dead Bodies 100 km Patrol Thin Lines Qayum Charlie and Lorab Khan Riyaz Accounted For Solution Lies Else Where
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About the Author
Col Danvir Singh, SM retired from the Indian Army after serving for twenty years. He is now an Associate Editor with the Asia's largest Defence Magazine "Indian Defence Review".
A second generation infantry officer in his family; he grew up listening to the stories of his father of 1965 and 1971 Indo-Pak wars. Commissioned in to his father's regiment in 1991, he has actively participated in the Indo-Pak conflict in Kashmir from 1992 to year 2000.
Credited with a vast combat experience ranging from fighting at the world's highest battle field "The Siachen Glacier" to the fighting the insurgents in the dense tropical jungles of the North East or from the border skirmishes on the Line of Control to fighting the proxy war in the Kashmiri hinterland. Danvir for his conspicuous act of gallantry in the face of foreign terrorists in Kashmir valley, was awarded a Sena Medal.
During his stint in 2005 on the Eastern border of Ladakh with the Chinese, he sustained debilitating injury to his backbone while patrolling near the famous Tara post in Chushul of 1962 fame.
As the Commanding Officer of 9 SIKH LIGHT INFANTRY. The battalion pioneered the conversion of 91 Infantry Brigade into an amphibious formation in 2008-09.
Author: Col Danvir Singh, SM
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