Honour Redeemed recalls the 1965 Indo-Pak war and the military engagements that preceded it with disarming honesty and candour. From the salt pans of the Rann of Kutch to the lofty peaks in Jammu and Kashmir, from the deserts of Rajasthan to the lush green fields of Punjab, stories emerge of battles fought with great courage and valour, told by the very men who fought that war half a century ago.
the defence of Sardar Post in Kutch, the capture of the Hajipir Pass, the operations in Chhamb, the battle of Asal Uttar, the tank battles astride Phillora and a host of other battle accounts have all been skilfully woven into a compelling narrative which brings the war alive
there were no victors or vanquished in this war. But Pakistan's design to take the state of Jammu and Kashmir by force were foiled and its offensive forces were crippled in the famous tank battle that took place in Khem Karan Sector and Phillora. By the time the ceasefire tool effect on 23 Sep 1965, India has effectively countered Pakistani aggression and in full measure, the nation's honour had been redeemed.
Author: Maj Gen Dhruv C Katoch (Ed)
Features: PB, Bloomsbury