1965 War, the Inside Story: Defence Minister Y.B. Chavan's Diary of India-Pakistan War
Atlantic Publishers & Dist, Jan 1, 2007 - India - 141 pages
1965 War Was The First All-Out Clash Between The Two Nations India And Pakistan, After The Partition In 1947.Y.B. Chavan, India S Former Defence Minister, Recorded In His Own Hand The 22-Day War. The Inside Story Reveals:" Utter Failure Of Intelligence On Timing Of Pak Attack." How And Why Chavan Ordered Iaf To Launch Attack Without Even Informing The Pm." Why India Attacked Across The International Border? Reasons As Per Chavan Recording, If We Fail And I Cannot Even Imagine Of It The Nation Fails ." How A Division Commander Bolted From The Theatre Of Operation. " How The Army Commander Sacrificed Over 300 Men For The Greater Glory Of His Regiment . " Why The Indian Army Did Not March Into Lahore." Occasions When The Army Chief Almost Lost His Nerve." How The Defence Minister, The Army And Air Chiefs Worked As Team." How Pm Kept His Cool And Emerged As A Great Leader In War." Was It A Futile War? Did India Lose In Tashkent What Was Won On Battle-Fields." Finally, How The Political Leadership Re-Established Its Proper Relationship With The Defence Forces Leadership And Wiped Out Bitter Memories Of The 1962 India-China War.The Book Is A Tribute To The Iaf That Was Deployed In War For The First Time After The Independence. Also To India S Armoured Regiments That Fought Valiantly And Destroyed Myth Of Superiority Of The Pattons.
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Being an enthusiast of war history specially ,obviously indo Pak war history tempted me to read,but I was really upset by the biased way,and one sided narration of the war by the writer,recorded history cant be altered.the way writer has written and narrate different incidence portraying as if indian army was not interested to capture Lahore,which is against,even it is contrary to what indian officers did wreite themselves.indian general chaudary had announced that at the evening of september 1965.a tea party will be held to celeberate victory,pakistanis both army and PAF destryed indian without mercy,your today Anna hazaray was ran away leaving there vehicles engines in start mode,indian officers themselves admits that it was PAF that first on sep 1st destroyed 4 IAF vampires,on sep 6 pathankot turned to ashes by PAF(read ,IAF officers confess it)in east Tail choppers squadron of PAF made kalaikunda obscure into fire and smoke.the book is to cater ordinary indians but not to well educated and professional soldiers of both sides Indians and Pakistanis.
the real history of war has not been written by Pakistan govt till now for the certificate ,but the news of 65 war showed that Pakistan had damage Indian Army at a big level 600 tanks 75 jet plans and others too.
Backdrop to Operation Gibraltar
Pakistani Thrust and Indias Counterthrust
Of Cowardice and Panic
Turning the Corner
The Stupid Incident
U Thants Diplomacy
Defence Minister and the Chiefs
Higher Direction of War
A Futile War
Captured weapons and ammunitions being shown
Retreat to the Beas