Lightning Campaign

Lightning Campaign

by D.K. Palit


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Lightning Campaign by D.K. Palit

After a period of seeming impotence during the earlier part of the Bangladesh crisis, which was perhaps the most critical period of our history, the Indian armed forces executed, within the brief period of 12 days, the most decisive liberation campaign in military history, giving a nation of 75 million people its independence in one lightning strike. Operating in one of the most difficult terrains in the world in which the few existing national highways and railway systems had been disrupted by their insurgent allies Indian forces, moving with incredible swiftness, brought a formidable enemy to his knees and took 93,000 of them prisoner. (Please note photographs though listed are not carried in this edition-Publishers).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781897829370
Publisher: Lancer Publishers LLC
Publication date: 10/10/2012
Pages: 178

About the Author

Born in 1919, Major General DK Palit followed his family's military tradition by accepting a commission in the Indian Army in July 1939. He served with the Baluch Regiment in the Second World War and with the 9th Gorkhas after the partition of India, winning one of India's highest military r honors, the VrC. After further active service in Kashmir and Ladakh, 1951-.60, he was appointed Director of Military Operations, Army Headquarters, in 1961. He was promoted to Major General in 1963 and fought in 1965 war against Pakistan. A noted military historian, general Palit is author of over a dozen books including war in the Deterrent Age (Macdonald, 1966).

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