COMMENTS: Poonch has witnessed the rule of Mughals, Sikhs, Dogras and the British Raj, as also the unforgettable fighting between the Indian and Pakistani forces immediately after Partition. Although surrounded, and isolated, for nearly one year, its people fighting alongside the Indian Army and Air Force, ensured that the town did not fall into the hands of the Pakistani invaders... This book, I am sure, will be of great interest to the public, particularly to our Armed Forces personnel. - General VP Malik, PVSM, AVSM (Retd) - Former Chief of Army Staff, India.
This book is a tribute to the people of Poonch and the brave leaders who refused to give way to the enemies who wanted to capture it. This book, however goes beyond the conduct of military operations as the author in his inimitable style has dealt comprehensively on the human aspects of people enmeshed in a prolonged war. This eminently readable and profusely illustrated book needs to be read by both analysts and lay persons. It is also a must read for the young men and women of our great nation who need to absorb the exploits of the brave warriors of India and indeed for all our countrymen, in whose breast burns the flame of patriotism. - Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) - Former Vice Chief of Army Staff, Founder & Director Emeritus for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS).
Author has painstakingly researched into the history of Poonch and how its geographical location played a pivotal role in saving the Jammu region losing a significant portion of its territory to the Pakistani Lashkars in 1947-48...and is engrossing reading. - Lt Gen (Dr) J S Bajwa, PVSM, UYSM, SM (Retd), Former DG Infantry, Former Chief of Staff (Eastern Command).
Author: Brig JS Grewal, VSM (Retd.)
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