The Turning Points 1965WAR

Sonnia Singh

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The 1965 war was a series of conflicts between India and Pakistan and was the second war fought over Kashmir. The war was a response to intrusions that were carried out by the Pakistani forces.

The turning points are the points or the situations during the war when the eventual outcome got redefined. Each story highlights the point of no return wherein the position of a seeming defeat of India was turned around to that of victory thanks to the grit of our soldiers and the strategic planning of the military commanders. Despite being outnumbered and having outdated equipment the Indian side turned from a defensive position to offensive stance—The hunters became the hunted!

The book is about strategy and tactics that changed the course of history forever. A typical war book chronicles battles and military conquests, but this book has a different approach. It presents the battles in chapters and these are chronicled in short story format though neither the battle nor the people are the ultimate subjects. The book is about the turning points that make history dramatic and are crucial to changing the tide of history. The focus is on acts, ideas and triumphs that shaped the strategy and tactics and thus shaped the course of the history of India. I have deliberately not dwelt on battalion formations and division compositions so as to make easy reading for everyone. The book has deliberately not focused on troop formations and detailed military terms and tactics.

Sonnia Singh is the founder of Career Studio – a career counselling service for students and new professionals. She is also a Life and Career transition coach who believes in developing people and helping them achieve their dreams.

Contents

Foreword

Prologue

Prelude to the War: The Situation and Condition in India in 1965

Acknowledgements

Abbreviations

FROM THE DESERT OF KUTCH …

Turning Point 1: Run in the Rann

TO THE MOUNTAINS OF PIR PANJAL …

Turning Point 2: The Braveheart of Kargil
Turning Point 3: Courage under Fire: The Battle of Chhamb
Turning Point 4: The Warrior of Mandiala Heights
Turning Point 5: The Topa Fray
Turning Point 6: The Conqueror of Haji Pir
Turning Point 7: The Victors of Bedori
Turning Point 8: Crowning the Ring
Turning Point 9: The King of Kings
Turning Point 10: The Azure Sortie
Turning Point 11: The Champions of the Cerulean Skies
Turning Point 12: The Wind beneath the Wings: Reconnaissance and Observer Missions
Turning Point 13: The Storming Heroes of Tithwal

… AND TO THE PLAINS OF PUNJAB

Turning Point 14: 13 km to Lahore: Lahore Front
Turning Point 15: The Befitting Reply: The Battle of Assal Uttar
Turning Point 16: The Hero of Dograi
Turning Point 17: Good Morning Sargodha!
Turning Point 18: From Sarahgari to Barki
Turning Point 19: The Hero of Peshawar Skies
Turning Point 20: The Triumph of Maharajke
Turning Point 21: Tour de Force at Phillora
Turning Point 22: The Chivalrous Hero of Sadoke
Turning Point 23: The Doyen of Butur Dograndi
Turning Point 24: India’s Waterloo: The Battle of Chawinda
Turning Point 25: The Last Train Station: Munabao

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Turning Point 26: The Captors of Kalidhar
Turning Point 27: The Kumaon Sally3
Turning Point 28:The Stalwart of Operation Hill
Special Mention: Meghdoot Force
Epilogue

Structure of the Indian Army

Indian Air Force Sections

References

About the Author

 

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