1965: Stories from the Second Indo-Pak War

This book recounts battles fought by the Indian Army over terrains ranging from Kashmir’s Haji Pir Pass to the paddy and sugar cane fields of Punjab. With unprecedented access to Army records and war diaries, and extensive interviews with war survivors, Rachna Bisht Rawat brings to life the five grittiest battles of the 1965 war.

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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