The Crimson Chinar: The Kashmir Conflict: A Politico Military Perspective

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Lancer Publishers, Mar 31, 2015 - Political Science - 594 pages

 Among cataclysmic events that have shaped India’s post independence history, none compare with the conflict ‘in’ and ‘over’ the erstwhile princely state of Jammu and Kashmir. Kashmir is truly unique as not only is it the nub of the Indo-Pak feud, but also with her other adversary – China. Historically speaking, Kashmir has remained a frontline ever since the Great Game. In view of China’s growing outreach and the fact that Kashmir’s occupied territory link both India’s adversaries, it portends volatility in the India-Pakistan-China triangular relationship.

Brig Amar Cheema’s well–researched endeavour recounts the Kashmir imbroglio beyond episodic accounts but by providing the record in continuum; provides a broader perspective. The Crimson Chinar delivers a blow-by-blow account of the many ‘wars,’ and continues the narrative through the phases of ‘No War-No Peace,’ ‘insurgency’ and ‘limited war’ that have progressively ravaged the state. The context and geo-strategic environment has been re-created based on in-depth research and captured the rationale of the times. The important take away being; ‘wherever’ and ‘whenever’ India has responded ‘pro-actively’ and with determination, results have been significantly different; 1965, 1971 and Siachen being prime examples.

With myriad external and internal dimensions, Kashmir continues to cast shadows on the progression of the sub-continent. Peace remains as elusive as it was in the forties; if anything, the adversaries – both known and unknown, have grown stronger. While the reasons for the conflict may have changed with the times, the underlying causes remain as profound as they were decades ago.
 

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Contents

Kashmirs Tryst with History
1
GeoPhysical Map of JK
9
The Princely State of JK as it was on 15 August 1947
30
1947 The First Kashmir War
45
State of Communications
50
The Battle of Shalateng 07 November 1947
70
Operations in the Jammu Sector November 1947
81
Operations to Secure Chhamb and Bhimber
91
Capture of the Haji Pir Pass
233
Indian 1 Corps Offensive in the Shakargarh Bulge
250
1971 and the War in Kashmir
284
War in the East
296
Deployment of 10 Division
303
The Battle of Punch
310
Indian Offensive Actions in the Tanghdhar Sector and Pakistans Reactions
318
1 Corps Operations in the Shakargarh Bulge
325

Op Sledge
102
Progress of Op Bison
112
Deployment of Pakistan Forces September 1948
119
Kashmir and the 1962 SinoIndian War
136
Tibet of the Fifties
147
The Frontiers of the Great Game
153
The Terrain of Eastern Ladakh
174
Opposing Forces and Deployment October 1962
183
Actions in the Southern Sector
189
1965 The Second Kashmir War
210
Pak Force Levels and Points of Attack Rann of Kutch 928 April 1965
216
Plan of Op Gibraltar
226
War on the Frozen Frontiers of Siachen
352
Terrain Dynamics of Siachen
354
Major Operations 1984 to 1992
364
Militancy and Proxy War 1989 to 1999
384
The Expanding Arcs of Terror
429
Indias Vijay at Kargil
466
Kargil and the Strategic Setting
477
Looking to the Future
560
Epilogue
570
Index
585
Copyright

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About the author (2015)

 A third generation officer, Brigadier Amar Cheema has spent a substantial part of his military career in Kashmir. His interest in the conflict goes back half a century when his father took part in the first Kashmir war. Having participated in Operations Trident, Vijay and Parakaram, the author has first hand experience of Kashmir’s external and internal dynamics and myriad dimensions. A former instructor at the Defence Services Staff College, he is a recipient of the Chief and Army Commander’s Commendation Cards and the Vishisht Sewa Medal. Having a M Phil in Defence and Strategic Studies, the author has had an exposure of China’s strategic potential at the National Defence University at Taiwan. Having interacted with internationally renowned experts and scholars, he has authored papers on geo-strategic issues and on matters military. ‘pro-actively’ and with determination, results have been significantly different; 1965, 1971 and Siachen being prime examples.

With myriad external and internal dimensions, Kashmir continues to cast shadows on the progression of the sub-continent. Peace remains as elusive as it was in the forties; if anything, the adversaries – both known and unknown, have grown stronger. While the reasons for the conflict may have changed with the times, the underlying causes remain as profound as they were decades ago.

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