With Honour & Glory: Wars fought by India 1947-1999
India and Pakistan have fought four wars against each other since Independence. How come that Pakistan, a country one-fourth the size of India, has always managed to be the first to start the war. Is J&K the core issue as Pakistan proclaims the world over? Pakistan failed to overrun the state of Jammu & Kashmir in 1947-48; did not succeed in 1965; lost more territory than it could capture along the International border in 1971; and finally in 1999, Pakistan was humiliated at Kargil heights despite the initial advantage of having achieved total surprise.
The author has carried out an in-depth analysis of the country's strengths and weaknesses affecting its National security, a study he undertook when the Kargil war was in full fury. He concluded:
Besides describing and commenting on the major battles fought by India during the four wars the author has given wide ranging recommendations pertaining to Defence Preparedness and National security.
A must read for every think tank and layman.