1965: Stories from the Second Indo-Pakistan War

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Penguin UK, Aug 15, 2015 - Literary Collections - 232 pages
On 1 September 1965, Pakistan invaded Chamb district in Jammu and Kashmir, triggering a series of tank battles, operations and counter-operations. It was only the bravery and well-executed strategic decisions of the soldiers of the Indian Army that countered the very real threat of losing Kashmir to Pakistan. Recounting the battles fought by five different regiments, the narrative reconstructs the events of the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, outlining details never revealed before, and remembers its unsung heroes.

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Maha Vir Chakra Param Vishisht Seva Medal
Param Vir Chakra
Sub Ajit Singh
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Rachna Bisht Rawat is owned by Saransh, a worldly-wise thirteen-year-old; Huzoor, a crackpot Golden Retriever; and Lt Col Manoj Rawat, a footloose Army officer whose job takes the Rawats to some of the quirkiest places in India. She also writes. You can reach her at www.rachnabisht.com. Rachna has worked with the Statesman, Indian Express and Deccan Herald. She is a 2005 Harry Brittain fellow and winner of the 2006 Commonwealth Press Union quarterly’s Rolls Royce Award. Her first story, ‘Munni Mausi’, was Highly Commended in the 2008–09 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Her first book was The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories, published by Penguin.

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