1962: A View From The Other Side Of The Hill by P J S Sandhu1962: A View From The Other Side Of The Hill by P J S Sandhu

1962: A View From The Other Side Of The Hill

EditorP J S Sandhu, Vinay Shankar, G G Dwivedi

Hardcover | September 7, 2015

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The 1962 War was indeed a traumatic experience for the Indian arms. The story from the Indian side is generally well known but very little is known about how the Chinese planned and orchestrated the entire campaign. While India held a firm belief till the very end that China would not resort to a large scale military action; the Chinese on the other hand had been preparing for it since 1959. Even though the writing was on the wall, Indian Army allowed itself to be hustled into a war on those high Himalayas for which it was ill prepared........a kind of hurtling towards a point of no return. Based on the Chinese literature, for the first time, we have been able to delve into the Chinese thought process, their grand strategy and reconstruct various battles across the entire front from Chinese point of view; of course tempered with what is known from authentic Indian sources. It is a narrative that is designed to fill a great void that has existed all these years about this War.
Major General P J'S Sandhu a veteran of 1971 Indo Pak war was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1966 and retired after 37 years of service. Presently, he is the Deputy Director and Editor of the United Service Institution (USI) of India. Lieutenant General Vinay Shankar, a veteran of 62,65 & 71 Indo Pak Wars, served in the Indian Ar...
Title:1962: A View From The Other Side Of The HillFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 9.5 × 7.91 × 0.81 inPublished:September 7, 2015Publisher:Vij Books IndiaLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Introduction, Chapter I The Politico-Diplomatic Prelude (1947-62), Part I - 1947-1954, Part II - 1954-1962 Chapter II The Military Campaign, A Preamble, Part I - Operations in the Western Sector (Ladakh), Part II - Operations in the Kameng Frontier Division (Tawang), Part III - Operations in Lohit Frontier Division (Walong), Part IV - Operations in Subansiri and Siang Frontier Divisions Chapter III The Chinese Air Threat Chapter IV Public Opinion in the Build-Up to the War Chapter V Indian Military Thought: 1947-62 Chapter VI Epilogue Chapter VII A Road Map to Closure Chapter VIII Tailpiece - Some Personal Recollections, A Subaltern Recollects, The Attack on Bomdi-La - A Personal Experience, Memoirs of a Prisoner of War, 1962 War : Battle of Namka Chu - As I Saw It, List of Maps and Sketches