Friday, December 4, 2015

Operation Blue Star - The True Story - Lt. Gen. K S Brar

Last weekend, I started (and finished!) reading "Operation Blue Star - The True Story" by Lt. Gen. K S Brar. 

Written by the commander who spearheaded this mission, this book is perhaps the most comprehensive and authentic account of one of the most important and unfortunate events of post-Independence era. The author provides details about the rise of Bhindranwale, failure of state and central governments to control his menace, reasons for military action, strategic and tactical planning, the actual commando attack and the aftermath. 

The text is direct, matter-of-fact and candid, and it is well-supplemented by over a dozen photographs and maps.

A Marathi translation of this book is also available. 

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