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25 Missile Boat Squadron : An Untold Story (English)

25 Missile Boat Squadron : An Untold Story (English)

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ISBN: 9788172344788    Publisher: Bharat Year of publishing: 2014     Format:  Paperback Language: English
The year was 1969. A group of young officers and sailors was hand-picked by the Indian Navy to form the 25 Missile Boat Squadron. They landed in a place renowned for being one of the coldest on earth - Siberia,...Read more
The year was 1969. A group of young officers and sailors was hand-picked by the Indian Navy to form the 25 Missile Boat Squadron. They landed in a place renowned for being one of the coldest on earth - Siberia, Soviet Union. In freezing conditions they received extensive training on the missile boat and its equipment, including its powerful missile - all of it in Russian. They returned to India as thorough professionals in missile warfare and with the conviction that if another war was to be thrust on India, they would be ready to sail right up to Karachi.This book is a gripping account of their assembly in India, escapades in Russia, further workup on return to Bombay (Mumbai) and finally their participation in two operations in the Arabian Sea during the 1971 war - which brought immense recognition and pride to the Indian Navy.About the AuthorCommodore (Retd) Vijay Jerath, IN VrC has been a part of the Indian Navy since December 1958. In command of the missile boat INS Vinash, he took his ship to Karachi during the 1971 war and caused considerable damage. He was awarded the Vir Chakra gallantry award for his actions.
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