Beyond NJ 9842: The SIACHEN Saga

Beyond NJ 9842: The SIACHEN Saga

by Nitin A Gokhale

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Beyond NJ 9842: The SIACHEN Saga by Nitin A Gokhale

Operation Meghdoot was launched by the Indian Army on the barren and icy heights of the Siachen Glacier to thwart Pakistan from gaining control of this strategically located glacier. For three decades since then, Indian and Pakistani troops have been locked in an undeclared war on the world's highest – and coldest - battlefield.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789384052263
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/27/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
File size: 49 MB
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About the Author

Nitin A. Gokhale, one of Asia's best known defence analysts and authors, goes behind the obvious and delves into minds of the Siachen soldiers and brings out the fears, triumphs, tragedies and the remarkable feats of human endurance in this fascinating account. Illustrated with never before seen photographs and peppered with personal stories and anecdotes of the soldiers, the book is an in-depth look at what it takes to defend Siachen and keep the Indian flag flying in the most inhospitable terrain anywhere in the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction

SECTION I: OPERATION MEGHDOOT – THE EARLY DAYS

Chapter I: Waking Up to Siachen
Chapter II: Weighing the Options
Chapter III: Getting Ready
Chapter IV: Race to Bilafond La
Chapter V: Staying Put
Chapter VI: The Conflict Widens

SECTION II: MASTERING THE MOUNTAINS

Chapter VII: The Air Warriors
Chapter VIII: Getting the Logistics Right
Chapter IX: The Intrepid Indian Soldier
Chapter X: The Tale Of Three Battles
Chapter XI: Medicine Men: Siachen Saviours
Chapter XII: A Civilian PerspectiveChapter XIII: Why India Cannot Give Up Siachen

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