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Indian Defence Review Oct-Dec 2019 (Vol 34.4)
Indian Defence Review Oct-Dec 2019 (Vol 34.4)
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"�a reference book on the Indian Army for atleast another fifty years and will be thumbed by generations�"
The Hindu

"�is a work of remarkable candour and amazing research...Praval has put together perhaps the finest work ever put on the operational history of the Indian Army."
India Today

"�unputdownable volume."
The Hindustan Times

"�stands out."
The Tribune

"�one of the finest publications."
The Telegraph

Post-Independence, the Indian Army has been rendering invaluable service to the nation in the sphere of national integration, national defence and national stability. This book is a record of that service from 1947 to 1984. A strong professional army at the command of the Indian Union was an important factor which weighed with many Indian Princes when they chose to sign the Instrument of Accession in 1947. The Army constituted the ultimate sanction behind the great Sardar's wise moves towards the integration of States. Where this could not be achieved peacefully, the Army had to be used as in Junagarh, Hyderabad and later Goa. With its personnel drawn from all parts of the country, belonging to different religious, linguistic and ethnic groups and living together in complete harmony, the Army has been a living symbol of national integration.

National defence is the raison d'etre for having an army. From the morrow of our Independence the Indian Army has been defending our long and live frontiers. It has engaged in four wars to defend the country against external aggression. It fought three wars against Pakistan and one against China. This book gives an admirable account of the battles fought during these wars. It is not a drum and bugle history trying to glorify events and cover up failures. The author has produced an objective account after painstaking research.

This book indeed complements Philip Mason's book �A Matter of Hounour' on the pre-Independence account of the Indian Army. Major Praval begins where Philip Mason ends.

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Author: Major KC Praval
ISBN: 9781935501107
Pages: 602
Features: Hardback, 6x9 in
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