HIMALAYAN. BLUNDER terlibas) Nam ngũ thit. AL. Thou. The angry truth about India’s nost crushing military disaster. Brig J.P. Dalvi. Foreword by Frank Moraes. Himalayan Blunder has ratings and 72 reviews. Anant said: Just finished Himalayan Blunders written by Brigadier John Dalvi. It was my first book on. This book was written by Brigadier John Parusharam Dalvi, the commander of the ill-fated 7th Indian Infantry Brigade, Indian Army. The motive.

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Himalayan Blunder: The Angry Truth About India’s Most Crushing Military Disaster

One of the main problems faced by the Army was the selection of sites for b uildin g accommodation for the troops. The web of lies and deceit spun by the then Indian government and the utter disregard for the nation’s security is certainly appalling.

I am really grateful that the book helped me change my notions of a leader by explaining what exactly a leader should not be.

He bravely bore the humiliations heaped on him by Nehru hlmalayan Parliament, but he was never again the same man. Their presence did not signify any war preparations against India. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. As a disciplined officer he had accepted the advice and assurances of his Prime Minister and had withdrawn his resignation.

School books, contemporary history texts and op-eds almost always skip the ignominy of China war.

The Chinese were our friends, and the only combustible issue was the undemarcatcd Indo- Tibetan border. During the Sino-Indian War ofhe was the commander of the Indian 7th Brigade, which was destroyed, leading Dalvi to be captured by the People’s Liberation Army on 22 October The Army was invited to find some other place away from Towang and Pankentang, at 14, feet, was magnani- mously offered to bounder soldiers.

Pandit Himalaywn could never recover from this humiliation. He asked him if history bore any relation to dqlvi facts as known in the 20th Century. Brigadier Dalvi has written a book analyzing the Chinese invasion of And those who pretend to be so on mass television, tend to be ill informed or come with set agendas. In war the primary aim is the destruction of enemy forces. In we did not have enough convertible currency to buy our total requirements from open suppliers like France and Sweden.


Vikram Karve 19 Oct, Himaalayan the Army had been ordered to Ladakh and NEFA inlittle was achieved in the following months to provide the means for the defence of this long border area, even against incursions. This is the question which Dalvi poses and asks. We were still wrangling about procedural matters, after one year of experience.

Nehru would never commit aggression, the regular Pakistan Army was concentrated for re-equipment and training, and her borders were handed over to para- military forces. This book is as authentic as it could get. It was also displayed at meetings and conferences where the Chinese repre- sentatives took an inflexible and intransigent attitude. I would have rated it 5 star had it not been repetitive. In we relied entirely on air-drops involving thousands of tons and under worse conditions.

Blundwr Malhotra of the Statesman he has made the following observations: They were merely funnelled into the Chinese bag, as there were no pre-planned and prepared defended zones in depth.

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Natraj Publishers; UK ed. The Chinese move apparently took India by surprise. In feet the average Indian, basking in his newly won freedom, could not pin-point Tibet on a world map.

This approach dominated our actions during the next eight years and was responsible for Mr. Ships from and sold by Wordery Specialist. There w’as an attempt by the Chinese forces to outflank our people, but as far as we know’ our people remained there and nothing further happened ; that is on the border itself.


Apart big detailing the military aspects, the book is also a good read while adjudging shortcomings in Indian foreign policy with relation to China, prior to the war. Thus he himalahan captured. He forecast that the defence of this mountainous frontier would cost India more than she could afford.

Politically Kashmir could no longer be solved in the U. Brig Dalvi’s book is an eye-witness account of some of the important battles of this war and tries to answer some of the questions that are in every Indian’s mind. Rising Sun and Tumbling Bear: Jan 14, Ankit Rana rated it it was amazing.

An imbroglio of political indecisiveness, intelligence failure and miscommunication, all at the expense of the lives of brave officers and jawans who defended the country, to be ultimately betrayed. Nehru disdainfully declined the offer. Feb 05, Himapayan Rao rated it liked it.

Emotion is the arch-enemy of reason and himalaya the possibility of sober consideration of the military implications of any given situation. The Government had not prepared the nation for war. The Indian Government, which has been accused of working on a day-to-day basis, felt it had been reprieved for the next few years anyway. We have not only been subjected to a Chinese invasion but have been saddled with a restive north-eastern border population.

Dalvi was commissioned into the Baluch Regiment. Everyone agreed that any forward move should be undertaken blnuder after consolidating Bomdilla.

In other words, he tries to absolve himself of the widely-held belief that it was Kaul himself who was the architect and prime mover of the Forward Policy.