Debacle to Revival: Y.B. Chavan as Defence Minister, 1962-65

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Orient Blackswan, Jan 1, 1999 - India - 316 pages
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Interweaving Personal Memories, Chronicling Historical Events, R.D. Pradhan S Book Is An Affectionate And Insightful Recollection Of His Experiences Of Working As Private Secretary To The Defence Minister Y B Chavan From 1962 To 1965. The Events In This Book Happened Over Three Decades Ago. More Than Thirty-Five Years Later, This Book Lifts The Veil On A Critical Period In The Nation S History And Also Sheds Light On The Many Inside Events Which Have Remained Unknown To Date.
  

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Contents

Prelude
1
Transition to Delhi
9
Welding a Team
21
A Rush of Foreign Visitors
35
First Visit to the Northeast
42
PM TTK and Patnaik
50
Reconciliation with the PM
72
Mountbatten and Other Dignitaries
80
Krishna Menons Alter Ego
112
Mango Juice Shapes a Career
117
Black Friday
125
Enquiry and Report
132
Any More Secrets
161
USA
182
Warning of a Coup
204
UK
229

Some Vignettes
85
The Corpse is Buried
96
The Ishapore Rifle
100
The Air Umbrella Controversy
104
The Clouds of War248
248
Appendix
300
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