Operation Meghdoot- The importance

Vicky Nanjappa

Beyond-NJ9842Well-known defence analysts and NDTV’s Security & Strategic Affairs Editor Nitin A. Gokhale has just authored a book Beyond NJ9842: The Siachen Saga. The book focus on the little known aspects of Operation Meghdoot launched by India exactly 30 years ago on 13 April 1984, to secure the Siachen glacier–now known as the world’s coldest and highest battlefield–from any Pakistani occupation. In an interview with  rediff.com  he elaborates on the book and the significance of Operation Meghdoot.

How have the reactions to your book been?

So far, the reaction to the book has been very positive. Even before it has reached the bookstores, there is a buzz both in the military and among military enthusiasts because Siachen has largely been an unseen and under-reported conflict. Once people came to know that the book’s focus is on the human element–the untold stories of valour, sacrifice, innovation and incredible camaraderie among soldiers…

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