Fifty years in a nation’s life is a small period of time. However it is quite likely that collective memory will have faded about several events… and so it is with the 1965 war that India was dragged into by Pakistan’s chronic insecurities and territorial ambitions. This time in the form of a forcible attempt to annex Kashmir. Today, the details of the war that came between the tragedy of 1962 and the triumph of 1971 are hazy in the memory of the country.
In this meticulously researched and fast paced book, journalist and security analyst Nitin A Gokhale has produced a formidable and comprehensive evaluation of the events and aftermath of the ferocious Indo-Pak War of 1965.