Operation Cactus: Drama in the Maldives by Malik V.p. General

Operation Cactus: Drama in the Maldives

byMalik V.p. General

Kobo ebook | September 21, 2013

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Operation Cactus was a unique mission for the Indian Army. Within hours of receiving an appeal for assistance from the Government of Maldives, Indian troops rescued President Abdul Gayoom and foiled a coup detat attempt by rebel forces led by Abdullah Luthufi and assisted by the Tamil secessionist group from Sri Lanka, the People's Liberation Organization of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE). On the notice of a few hours, the Indian military put together a strong task force that flew non-stop over 3,000 km, from Agra to Male, and restored the Maldive' government's control over its capital. In this book, General V.P. Malik, Chief of the Indian Army from 1 October 1997 to 30 September 2000, tells the story of this coup and the alacrity, expertise and meticulousness with which it was executed. In the process he focuses on the decision-making processes that were followed at the political and military strategic levels as well as at the operational level. He writes about defence and military diplomacy and provides a historical as well as futuristic perspective on India's higher defence management.

Title:Operation Cactus: Drama in the MaldivesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:September 21, 2013Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers IndiaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9351361349

ISBN - 13:9789351361343

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