The 1971 Indo-Pak War: A Soldiers Narrative

Paperback | October 19, 2013

byHakeem Arshad Qureshi

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General Qureshi's book forces us to look objectively at the part of our past that we have ignored and tried to forget and I think he has done the Army and the Nation a great service by using his experience to interpret the great tragedy of 1971. The book, in my opinion, should be compulsoryreading for all students of military history.- Gen. Jahangir Karamat, former COAS Pakistan Army There is much in this book for the historians and the political scientist, but at a purely human level, this is a story, of a typically undemonstrative officer and his love for his men.- M.A. Niazi, The Nation, 27 December 2002 The book to my mind is a commendable effort by all standards. It needed a strong will and courage to write this book.... I urge all those who read this book, to read the last chapter of the book namely 'Concluding Observations' three times over. It will give you an insight into the tormented soul ofthe author.- Lt.-Gen. Muhammad Iqbal, former Governor of Punjab

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General Qureshi's book forces us to look objectively at the part of our past that we have ignored and tried to forget and I think he has done the Army and the Nation a great service by using his experience to interpret the great tragedy of 1971. The book, in my opinion, should be compulsoryreading for all students of military history.-...

Commissioned in 1954, Maj.-Gen. Hakeem Arshad Qureshi's formative years were spent in an infantry battalion 1 Pathan (now IIFF) and the Special Services Group (SSG-Commandos of the Pakistan Army) which he subsequently commanded. He wore Khaki for thirty-nine years and held a number of Staff and Command positions including that of the p...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.67 inPublished:October 19, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199067147

ISBN - 13:9780199067145

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Total recall2. The way it was3. The elections and after4. Ground realities5. Dance and death6. Flexing of Muscles7. Re-assertion of state power8. Re-establishment of international border9. The challenge and the response10. The interlude-miles to go11. Run up to disaster12. A faulty perception13. Preparations for war14. The war15. The ultimate shame16. Camp no. 9517. Camp 88-where Gandhi lived18. An unending dilemma19. A passage to freedom20. In retrospect21. Home At Last22. A Reappraisal23. Alive Again24. The Military ActionAnnexuresIndex