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Plumage Across the Pir Panjal (Paperback; INR 995; Delivered pan India only)
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Photographed and compiled painstakingly, the book printed on superior photographic paper, carries the details that would delight any birdwatcher or student of ornithology.
FIGHTING ACROSS PASSES: Recapture of Tithwal and Gurez 1947-48. Foreword by L...
This book, as a part of a series of literary works that, together cover the whole expanse of the 1947-48 conflict, focuses primarily on the Kishanganga (also referred to as Kishenganga) Valley (and Northern Kashmir as a stepping stone to the said vale). As the readers would know and realise, the bow-shaped river basin of Kishanganga (KG) River provided depth and a huge geographical cushion to the Kashmir Valley during those fateful days. If we were, hypothetically, to take out Kishanganga Valley from the map for a while, the vulnerability of Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region would stand out, needing no further aggrandizement. The KG valley with steep gorges, fast-flowing streams and the KG River, was a tough terrain to evict the well-entrenched enemy from, i.e., after the presence of such elements had been discovered or reported many months after the commencement of the conflict. Post recapture, the extended frontages that the defenders then had to hold against a numerically superior, well-supplied enemy, turned out to be a tactician’s nightmare. When we factor in the realities like lack of an air strip, lack of motorable roads and highly erratic supply lines, the challenges that Indian forces faced in the KG Valley, become apparent. It was, definitely, not a mean task to first throw the invaders out of the river basin and then hold the long stretch of the formidable mountainous terrain with just a handful of troops. As a result, many stretches were re-occupied by the enemy even after Indian troops had evicted them from such areas during the course of the conflict. The KG Valley, incidentally, sat in the middle of two secret plans, Operation Gulmarg (Kashmir and Jammu region) and Operation Datta Khel (Gilgit area), being put into action by Pakistan at that time. And unlike elsewhere, regular troops faced Indian troops from the very beginning of operations in and around the Tithwal area.
Valiant were Their Deeds: Operation PAWAN
More stories from the veterans of IPKF in Sri Lanka. This book is second in the series on IPKF memoirs
Lion of Ladakh: Life & Times of Col Chhewang Rinchen, MVC, SM**
One of the highest decorated of the Indian Army, Colonel Chhewang Rinchen is popularly referred to as Lion of Ladakh. This work, based on his life and gallant deeds is a joint effort by his daughter and a reputed military historian.
Eighth Army in Italy 1943-45 (Paperback; INR 1495; Delivered pan India only)
Eighth Army in Italy 1943-45 (Paperback; INR 1495)
Call of the Fatherland
Based on the 1971 Indo-Pak War, this book revolves around a young boy who leaves a more comfortable option to join the Indian Army and strives to do his best to fulfil the last wish of a dear one of his.
Squadron Leader Tommy Broom, DFC The Legendary Pathfinder Mosquito Navigator ...
Squadron Leader Tommy Broom, DFC The Legendary Pathfinder Mosquito Navigator (Paperback; INR 1095) is the true story of a braveheart who became a legend during the WW II.