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Himalayan Blunder: The Curtain-Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962

by J.P. Dalvi ,

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The Angry Truth About Indias Most Crushing Military Disaster is an account of the 1962 Sino-Indian war through the narrative of Brigadier J. P. Dalvi, who fought in the war. Himalayan Blunder: The Angry Truth About Indias Most Crushing Military Disaster is Brigadier J. P. Dalvis retelling of the Sino-Indian war that took place in 1962 - a war that India lost. Dalvi fought the war as the Commander of the 7th Infantry Brigade in NEFA (North-East Frontier Agency). His account of the war is graphic and telling. He was captured by the Chinese forces and held for seven months. As a participant of the war, he was privy to all that went on at the battlefield as well as behind the scenes. Based on his firsthand experiences, he recounts the events that occurred between September 8, 1962 and October 20, 1962.

    506 pages
    Published 01-01-2010
  • Original Title : Himalayan Blunder: The Curtain-Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962
  • Publisher : Natraj Publishers
  • Genre : Military ,
  • ISBN : 8181581458 (ISBN13: 9788181581457)
  • Edition :U.K. Edition
  • Language : English
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Devanjan Bose rated it
December 07, 2019
Himalayan Blunder: The Curtain-Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962 by Brig JP Dalvi is the most important book ever written on the political misadventure, credulous and negligent attitude of political dispensation and weak defense policy of India. Must read.
December 03, 2019
Himalayan Blunder: The Curtain-Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962 , by Late Brig (Retired) J P Dalvi is a seminal work and a comprehensive and detailed account of the 1962 Sino Indian war. It deals with the reasons that led to the build up before the war, the credulous attitude of the political dispensation, unpreparedness with respect to warfare and the striking absence of a strong National Policy and Strategy. The author has analysed in the details the nature of political compulsion which led to the 'Forward Policy'. He has reflected on ... more
Hemant Gaur rated it
April 10, 2019
So I got to know that the book was actually banned by then congress regime. If you go by the Brigadier J. P Dalvi then yes, the war could have been averted. Brig. Dalvi has painstakingly convinced me at least that it was the fault of Nehru and Krishna Menon's misguided foreign policy and Nehru's mistaken belief that China will never attack India. This looked to be an attempt by the brigadier to clean the murky waters of the happenings during and leading to the Sino-Indian war. Brig. Dalvi remained in chinese captive camps for about 7 months a ... more

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