This book provides a detailed account of the Indo-Pak War of 1965 as maintained in the Indian government’s military history records. It is being made available to the public for the first time after the declassification of sensitive military records in 2005. These records include war diaries maintained by the units and higher formations of the Indian Armed Forces, notes of officers who fought in the war, interviews, accounts as learnt from Generals on both sides, official reports, journals, and gazetteers.
The Indo-Pak War of 1965 is also known as the Second Kashmir War, as it was the culmination of a series of border skirmishes that punctuated the escalating tension between India and Pakistan over the years. The conflict was engineered by Pakistan in the Rann of Kutch and it subsequently carried over to Kashmir with the launch of ‘Operation Gibraltar’ – and ingenious military strategy to push the Kashmir question into centre-state internationally. This book looks at the historical perspective, provides details of the war, analyses its implications and its effect on the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
The book is useful to officers of the Defence Forces for study, to military analysts and enthusiasts, and to all those who have an interest in understanding the roots of relations between India and Pakistan.
Author: SN Prasad and UP Thapliyal (Ed)
Features: Black & White Maps and Photographs, HB