On 1 September 1965, Pakistan invaded Chamb district in Jammu and
Kashmir, triggering a series of tank battles, operations and
counter-operations. It was only the bravery and well-executed strategic
decisions of the soldiers of the Indian Army that countered the very
real threat of losing Kashmir to Pakistan. Recounting the battles fought
by five different regiments, the narrative reconstructs the events of
the 1965 Indo-Pakistan war, outlining details never revealed before, and
remembers its unsung heroes.
About the Author
Rachna Bisht Rawat is owned by Saransh, a worldly-wise thirteen-year-old; Huzoor, a crackpot Golden Retriever; and Lt Col Manoj Rawat, a footloose Army officer whose job takes the Rawats to some of the quirkiest places in India. She also writes. You can reach her at www.rachnabisht.com. Rachna has worked with the Statesman, Indian Express and Deccan Herald. She is a 2005 Harry Brittain fellow and winner of the 2006 Commonwealth Press Union quarterly’s Rolls Royce Award. Her first story, ‘Munni Mausi’, was Highly Commended in the 2008–09 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. Her first book was The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories, published by Penguin.
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