Guns and Yellow  Roses -  Essays on Kargil War

Guns and Yellow Roses - Essays on Kargil War

Product ID: 2616

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Author: A Collection
Publisher: HarperCollins
Year: 1999
Language: English
Pages: 246
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8172233736


Not a flag waving exercise, but a critical look at the Kargil war; an attempt to sift through competing versions and perceptions and reality in order to get at the truth about Kargil as well as Kashmir, in whose name the war was fought.

Through ten essays by commentators who either covered the Kargil war or followed it closely, the book takes us to the theatre of war and makes us experience what it was like for the jawans and the young officers fighting there. Instead of turning sentimental or jingoistic, however, the essays bring out the abysmal failures of the Indian intelligence set-up, the army and the government which led to the fiasco.

The essays also bring out the feelings of frustration and anger that the jawans and officers felt towards their leadership for thrusting an avoidable war on them and later for not allowing them to cross the Line of Control into Pakistan.