Books and Publications : History of Wars and Operations

AFTER 1948

No official history of the wars and Operation fought by the Indian Army after 1971 has been released. However a number of books have been published on various wars and operations post the India - Pak war 1947-48. Some of these books are listed below:-

(a)   The Indian Army - A Brief History by Maj Gen Ian Cardozo, AVSM,SM (Retd), published by Centre for Armed Forces Historical Research, United Service Institution of India.

(b)   Hours of Glory (Famous Battles of the Indian Army 1801-1971) by Maj Gen Chand N Das (Retd), published by Vision Books Pvt Ltd.

(c)  Defence of the Western Borders - India 's Wars since Independence by Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh (Retd); published by Lancer Publications.

(d)   India 's Armed Forces - Fifty years of War & Peace by Maj Gen Ashok Krishna (Retd).

(e)   Fidelity and Honour - The Indian Army by Lt Gen SL Menezes (Retd).

(f)   Indian Army after Independence by Maj KC Praval (Retd).

(g)  Himalayan Blunder - The Curtain Raiser to the Sino-Indian War of 1962 by Brig JP Dalvi (Retd) published by Natraj publishers.

(h)   War in High Himalaya by Maj Gen DK Palit, VrC, (Retd) published by Lancer International.

(j)   War Despatches - Indo-Pak Conflict 1965 by Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh, VrC (Retd).

(k)  The Liberation of Bangladesh by Maj Gen Sukhwant Singh (Retd) published by Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd.

(l)   Victory in Bangladesh by Maj Gen Lachhman Singh, PVSM, VrC (Retd) published by Natraj Publishers.

(m)   Surrender at Dacca by Lt Gen JFR Jacob (Retd).

(n)   Kargil by Gen VP Mallik, PVSM, AVSM (Retd).


The books listed above while giving an overview and in sight into the operations, do NOT in any way reflect the official position of Indian Army and Min of Defence.