Kashmir - A Different Perspective tells you what has never been told about Kashmir. Interspersed with glimpses of an era of glory and richness of the Kashmiri culture, the book brings you face to face with the devastation caused by the unending Proxy War. The author has not only exposed Pakistan’s sinister designs to bleed India through a thousand cuts but also the perpetual bankruptcy of statesmanship in the Indian-Kashmiri leadership ever since the Nehru-Sheikh Abdullah era. The painful truth is that the Pakistani champions of the Kashmiri Azadi have delivered only fear, chaos and backwardness to Kashmir that would otherwise be the Valley of Splendour!
Unlike researchers, journalists and desktop analysts compiling and serving you data from libraries of institutes and think tanks, the author is reporting straight from the ground zero. Far from the hustle-bustle of city-life, he takes you on a tour of Siachen, Kargil, villages and hamlets, gullies and ridges, springs and rivulets, ascending cliffy heights, skiing and sliding along icy slopes and gorges where the serene, tranquil calm has become eerie silence that nearly always precedes deadly encounters with the terrorists lying in ambush.
It’s a revealing exposition; a ruthless treatise that spares none! A moving rendition of a bitter tale from the enchanting vale.
Readers, military commanders, bureaucrats, diplomats and anyone concerned with Defence, National Security, Foreign Policy never needed it more! A book that exposes China's military capabilities, intentions and limitations, comes at a time when the dragon is fuming fire at Doklam and other hotspots along the LAC!
‘China’s Military Modernisation – Global Security Implications’ is a timely call for India and the world to wake up to the new geo-strategic realities that are not only directly affecting India but also transforming power equations in the emerging global scenario. Verily, this book acquires the top niche in its genre because it is the work of one of India’s top military brains who has been a direct participant in the strategic planning and the tactical tug of war that has marked India-China relations for decades. India and China are both fastest growing economies, and both are nuclear powers. Even as trade and economic cooperation between India and China continue to grow, unresolved border disputes between the two still linger. China's strategic initiatives like the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC); annexation of the South China Sea isles and her growing interest in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) now lay bare her expanding hegemonic ambitions in the region. Projects like the One Belt One Road (OBOR) and the Maritime Silk Route diplomacy are already causing concerns not only for India but also powers like the US, Australia, Japan and smaller nations in the Indo-Pacific. A new boost given by President Xi Jinping to the extensive military reforms and modernisation programme of the PLA has further heightened these concerns.
Written in a simple, direct, lucid style and lavishly illustrated, this book is a concise, compact compendium of knowledge on China’s military and strategic disposition today. It catalyses curiosity and leaves the reader enriched about the emerging geo-strategic matrix in this part of the Globe.
The influx of illegal migrants from Bangladesh has altered Assam’s demography over the past few decades to the chagrin of local populace. Another irritant for the local masses has been the outsider domination of Assam’s wealth of natural resources, tea-estates, and business sector. The United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) that grew from this popular resentment in 1979 soon emerged as a powerful militant organization in the subsequent years. The covert inflow of funds and weapons from China boosted the morale and potential of such organizations even further.
‘The ULFA Insurgency in Assam’ is the most revealing story of the ULFA terror that overshadowed the state power in Assam during the late 1980s. This terror outfit, now in shreds with remnants of its leadership in exile, was different in many ways from the rest anywhere else in the country. The orchestration of their operations – kidnapping, killing or extortion – was always spine-chilling and each strike left behind an eerie awe lurking for long. With the civil administration virtually gone defunct, it was the ULFA “Commanders’ writ” that ruled the state. That was Assam in November 1990 when the Army arrived and launched ‘Operation BAJRANG’ followed by ‘Operation RHINO’. The author, who personally led operations as Commanding Officer of an Army Unit (3 BIHAR), narrates the story in a style that puts the reader on the scene of action. This book is a treasure of education and inspiration for all civilian, military and media personnel having a concern with insurgency and terrorism.
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