A History of the Pakistan Army: Wars and Insurrections

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - History - 435 pages
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The author gives a candid, no-holds-barred account of the Pakistan army. He describes its evolution, its brutal suppression of the former East Wing (now Bangladesh), the events leading to the overthrow of Prime Minister Bhutto in 1977, and other dramatic episodes. This new edition contains an additional chapter which describes the dramatic resignation of the Army Chief in 1998 (giving his hitherto unpublished reasons), and the intrusion into Indian-administered territory in Kashmir by Pakistan-backed militants in 1999. The author makes use of information provided by senior foreign officials as well as highly-placed Indian and Pakistani sources.

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Brian Cloughley is a commentator on political and military affairs, specialising in South Asia, and is South Asia defence, security, terrorism and strategy analyst for Jane's Sentinel. He served in the British and Australian Armies and spent nine years as an artillery officer on regimentalduty, mainly as a Forward Observer.

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