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In his first book, India’s Wars, Air Vice Marshal Arjun Subramaniam sought to give independent India’s military exploits up to 1971 their rightful place in history. At the same time, it was also a tribute to the valour of the men and women in olive green, white and blue. In Full Spectrum, he takes the story forward by recounting in detail how the armed forces have dealt with military conflicts, insurgencies and unconventional warfare from 1972 to the present day.

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Brilliantly Narrated Indian Military Operations

An expertly written sequel by the author from where he had left his earlier book - India's War: A Military History - 1947 to 1971. Together the two volumes cover nearly seven decades of India's wars and conflicts - both internal and external. This volume slightly predates 1971 with the rise of Naga rebellion and insurgency, but quickly moves on to the post-Bangladesh liberation with a focus on the north-east insurgencies, Conquest of Siachen glacier, Operation Blue-star, Kargil War, Terrorism and proxy war in J&K, the role of Indian armed forces in Sri Lanka and Maldives, contribution of Indian military in various UN peace keeping missions, endless conflicts along the LoC and LAC and ends with the recent airstrikes by IAF on the terror camps in Balakot. Although all of these operations by the Bravehearts of the Indian armed forces was not an astounding success, the author has immaculately accentuated the explanations behind the setbacks and how this could be a learning curve for the next generation of officers. In the course of writing this book, the author has done immense research and interviewed on the ground officers involved in each of those operations to get the first-hand narrative of the combats and challenges faced by them. While some details remain classified even today, it gives the reader an insight into the Indian Military personnel whose strategic, operational, and tactical decision-making skills are tested through times in not only protecting our international perimeters but internal conflicts which are even a bigger menace to the country. The author has furthermore illustrated how our front liners brave the elements of nature without caring for their own lives but ensuring the safety of its citizens, while they sleep in peace. A must-read two volumes for all those interested to get a first-hand account of India's contemporary military operations since independence.

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