Footprints in the Snow: On the Trail of Zorawar Singh

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Lancer Publishers, 2002 - History - 167 pages
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The saga of the intrepid Dogra General is the stuff that legends are made of. At the same time, his exploits, his strategic thinking, his brilliant military organization and his extraordinary skill in logistics make the life of Zorawar Singh an object lesson, not just for military historians but also for the practicing soldiers of today, particularly those who wish to familiarize themselves with the tactics of superior "White Out" operations in the High Himalayas. Given the enormous significance of Mountain Warfare in the current scenario, the exploits of this astute Captain of War assume a significance that cannot be overstated.

The author's regiment, JandK Rifles traces its origins to the Dogra Army raised by Zorawar Singh and still celebrates some of his famous victories.

Brigadier GD Bakshi gives us a rare and incisive insight into this Dogra General's military mind, his brilliant military organization and superb leadership. Zorawar Singh was one of the heralds of India's military resurgence that saw culmination in the Indian victory of the War for the liberation of Bangladesh.


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