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Feeling Homeless: Memoirs of a Kashmiri Scientist
Book Price: 585 INR
A personal account be a reputed scientist from Kashmir. His struggle with bias both inside Kashmir and USA where he is settled now.
Two Decades that Shaped PLA (Hardcover)
Obscured behind an iron curtain, the PLA of China has progressed leaps and bounds, quite in synch with the economic growth of the Asian giant. Post two decades of defence reforms, the PLA is now in the process of transiting beyond mechanisation and informatisation
Unholy Jihad: A True Story from Kashmir
Based on a true story, this gripping account will leave you spell-bound
Legacy of a Legend: MIG-21 in the Indian Air Force (Hardcover Coffee Table Bo...
Legacy of a Legend: MIG-21 in the Indian Air Force (Hardcover Coffee Table Book; INR 3999) is a unique coffee table book that was released during the farewell ceremony of the legendary aircraft of the Indian Air Force. Pictures were shot by the celebrity lensman, Capt Suresh Sharma.
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.
A Soldier's Faith: Country Before Gods (Second Edition; Paperback INR 695)
The soldierly faith is quite different from the more prevalent worldly faith. For a soldier, the Country comes first always and every time. Read the way such a faith is nourished and observed in the bet forces. The readers will also come across some real-life stories as these pertain to the faith.
War in The East: The Liberation of Bangladesh
India’s relatively young democracy must understand the build-up, compulsions, and unfiltered actions of its Armed Forces in moments of extreme tribulations, stripped of any partisan or vested agenda. Soldiers like Col Ranbir, VrC, have earned that right, duty, and responsibility to tell their tale as responsible patriots. I commend this book to all interested as a very significant contribution towards the literature on a momentous event that reshaped the destiny of the subcontinent. Happy Reading, and here’s wishing Col Ranbir, VrC, much success with this book and many more to come. Lt Gen Bhopinder Singh (Retd), AVSM, PVSM Former Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands & Puducherry Former Col of the Rajput Regiment, President’s Bodyguards & Army Physical Training Corps