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Terrorism In Northern India (2 Vols.)

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ISBN: 9788178357034    Publisher: Kalpaz Publications Year of publishing: 2008     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 742        Language: English
Description About The Author:- Col. Ved Prakash, was commissioned into the famed Sikh Regiment of the Infantry, leading combat arm of the Indian Academy, he was posted to 3 Sikh, which was then actively...Read more
Description About The Author:- Col. Ved Prakash, was commissioned into the famed Sikh Regiment of the Infantry, leading combat arm of the Indian Academy, he was posted to 3 Sikh, which was then actively conducting operations against the Naga insurgency, then at its peak. The unit headquarters was located at Phizo's village, Khonoma. In 1980s, he was commanding 18 Assam Rifles, engaged in combating Mizo insurgents, and their insurrection too was at peak at that time. Interestingly, yet again his unit was headquartered at Laldenga's village, Lunglei. He has first hand experience of a stint in the Kashmir Valley, even though the Islamist militancy had not peaked yet. Again he served in Punjab during the Punjabi Suba agitation of 1960s. With 12 year of service, he won a competitive vacancy for Defence Services staff College (DSSC) at Wellington, Nilgiris, in 1970 - an acme of professional excellence for service officers. The Author took part in the 1962, 1965 and 1971 Wars. He was serving at the Army in 1989, and has engaged himself in literary pursuit eversince.Contents:- Volume 1: Preface • JAMMU AND KASHMIR • Terrorist Outifits in Jammu and Kashmir (AAC, ABQ, AFF, AJF, AMF, APHC, AUM, DEM AND HUA). Terrorist Outifits in Jammu and Kashmir (HM, IUM, JEM, JKDEP, JKIF, JKJEI, and JKLF) • Terrorist Outifits in Jammu and Kashmir (JKPC, JKPL-R, JKPPE, JKUPL, JUM, JUMI, LET, MC, MEA, MJF, MM, PEI, SEJ, TEJ, and TUM) • Pakistan's Machinations • Present Situation in Jammu and Kashmir. • Volume 2: Some Important Documents • PUNJAB • Terrorism in Punjab : 1978-93 The Traumatic Years • Present Situation in Punjab Far from Comforting • Dera Sacha Sauda-Sikh Conflict Premonition of 1978 ? Glossary • Index.About The Book:- This Two-Volume Book Is A Comprehensive Study Of Insurrections In Jammu And Kashmir (1979 Till Date) And The Punjab (Late 1970S To The Early 1990S). Belonging To The Punjab, The Author Has Been A Life-Long Student Of Militancy In The State. Consequent To The Long Tenures In The Valley And In Ladakh, He Had An Opportunity To Study All Aspects Of The Insurgency Fuelled By The Islamist Terrorism In This Border State. The Field Study Was Complemented By Long Years Of Secondary Research After His Retirement. Having Suffered Over 50,000 Fatalities In Jammu And Kashmir, India Has The Dubious Distinction Of Being The Worst Victim Of The Scourge Called Terrorism. Dealing With The Terrorism In Jammu And Kashmir Is Not An Easy Proposition, With The Islamic Factor Complicating The Issue. Despite The Tall Claims Made By The Security Establishment And The Army Authorities, The Optimism Is Misplaced. Yet Again, Hardline Sikh Separatist Sentiment Is Very Much Alive Just Below The Surface. The Current Sikh-Dera Sacha Sauda Tensions And Clashes In Punjab And Haryana Only Go To Indicate That Any Complacency On The Issue Uncalled For. All These Aspects Have Been Discussed In The Book, And Duly Evaluated. India Has Shown Maximum Accommodation To The Islamist And Sikh Separatists In The Two States. Any Further Pandering To These Merchants Of Death Will Only Pose A Serious Threat To The Nation'S Integrity. The Book Has Warned The Lily-Livered Indians Against Soft-Pedalling On The Terrorist Depredations. It Is Time For Some Hard Decisions., About The Author:- Col. Ved Prakash, Was Commissioned Into The Famed Sikh Regiment Of The Infantry, Leading Combat Arm Of The Indian Academy, He Was Posted To 3 Sikh, Which Was Then Actively Conducting Operations Against The Naga Insurgency, Then At Its Peak. The Unit Headquarters Was Located At Phizo'S Village, Khonoma. In 1980S, He Was Commanding 18 Assam Rifles, Engaged In Combating Mizo Insurgents, And Their Insurrection Too Was At Peak At That Time. Interestingly, Yet Again His Unit Was Headquartered At Laldenga'S Village, Lunglei. He Has First Hand Experience Of A Stint In The Kashmir Valley, Even Though The Islamist Militancy Had Not Peaked Yet. Again He Served In Punjab During The Punjabi Suba Agitation Of 1960S. With 12 Year Of Service, He Won A Competitive Vacancy For Defence Services Staff College (Dssc) At Wellington, Nilgiris, In 1970 - An Acme Of Professional Excellence For Service Officers. The Author Took Part In The 1962, 1965 And 1971 Wars. He Was Serving At The Army In 1989, And Has Engaged Himself In Literary Pursuit Eversince., Content:- Volume 1: Preface • Jammu And Kashmir • Terrorist Outifits In Jammu And Kashmir (Aac, Abq, Aff, Ajf, Amf, Aphc, Aum, Dem And Hua). Terrorist Outifits In Jammu And Kashmir (Hm, Ium, Jem, Jkdep, Jkif, Jkjei, And Jklf) • Terrorist Outifits In Jammu And Kashmir (Jkpc, Jkpl-R, Jkppe, Jkupl, Jum, Jumi, Let, Mc, Mea, Mjf, Mm, Pei, Sej, Tej, And Tum) • Pakistan'S Machinations • Present Situation In Jammu And Kashmir. • Volume 2: Some Important Documents • Punjab • Terrorism In Punjab : 1978-93 The Traumatic Years • Present Situation In Punjab Far From Comforting • Dera Sacha Sauda-Sikh Conflict Premonition Of 1978 ? Glossary • Index.
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