India's Military Conflicts and Diplomacy: An Inside View of Decision Making
Malik, V.P. (General)
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Book ID : 44469
ISBN-10 : 93-5357-391-2 / 9353573912
ISBN-13 : 978-93-5357-391-1 / 9789353573911
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Edition : (First Edition)
Language : English
320p., 21 cm.
India's armed forces have a record of maintaining national security and territorial integrity better than those of most other developing, democratic nations. The credit for these successes, however, goes less to its defence management apparatus and more to those responsible for operational planning and execution. Many a time, India has failed to convert hard-won operational achievements into long-term strategic successes. Why does that happen? What needs to be done to improve our defence planning and management? In this path-breaking book, General V.P. Malik (retd), who was army chief during the Kargil war, looks back on his distinguished career and presents some examples of India's military conflicts. Among these are eye-opening accounts of Operation Pawan, in which a peacekeeping force was sent to Sri Lanka in 1987 with tragic results, and Operation Cactus in the Maldives, a quick commando action where India's armed forces foiled an attempted coup d'etat in less than twenty-four hours. Alongside are examples of military diplomacy in a range of circumstances. These authentic, objective accounts take us within the decision-making process and also provide a futuristic perspective on India's higher defence management. Updated with a new Preface for the paperback edition, India's Military Conflicts and Diplomacy will fascinate anyone with a stake in India's national security.