Articles in Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean

The Sinking of Khukri: The Balance Sheet of Victory

The Sinking of Khukri: The Balance Sheet of Victory

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 07 Dec , 2015

Therefore arise, thou Son of Kuntl! Brace thine arm for conflict; Nerve thy heart to meet, As things alike to thee, pleasure or pain, Profit or ruin, victory or defeat, So minded, gird thee to...

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Missiles Blast Pakistan Navy — IAF bombs Karachi

Missiles Blast Pakistan Navy — IAF bombs Karachi

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 27 Nov , 2015

Put the missile out to sea Where the real estate is free And it is far away from me. Operation Trident Commander-in-Chief, West executed Operation Trident, the code name for the missile attack on...

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Indo-Pak Conflict of 1965 - Surrendering Victory

Indo-Pak Conflict of 1965 - Surrendering Victory

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 05 Sep , 2015

Field Marshal Ayub Khan brushed aside the corrupt civilian coterie and with the support of bureaucrats assumed the presidentship of Pakistan in 1958. This military dictatorship within the...

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Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - III

Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - III

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 01 Jul , 2011

Come September — Retribution and Retaliation: The unstinted support of the local population, which Sir Michael Howard had defined as the ‘forgotten dimensions of strategy’, emboldened the...

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Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - II

Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - II

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 30 Jun , 2011

Guerrilla Warfare in The Riverine Delta: Guerrilla warfare came into vogue during the Napoleonic wars. This type of warfare should not to be confused with the guerrilla tactics employed by...

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Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - I

Untold Heroism of Mukti Bahini Frogmen: Prelude to Liberation - I

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 29 Jun , 2011

Exploitation of East Pakistan: The East Bengal segment of Pakistan deeply resented the exploitation of the eighteen districts that comprised the four divisions of East Pakistan. The major source...

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India's Seapower in the Twenty-First Century

India's Seapower in the Twenty-First Century

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 17 Jun , 2011

India continues her quest for a coherent maritime policy. Her continental mindset however ensures that not one inch of her territory will be captured from across land borders. But perhaps...

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Nuclear Submarine INS Chakra joins the Indian Navy

Nuclear Submarine INS Chakra joins the Indian Navy

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 06 Jun , 2011

In September 1954, the remarkable US naval officer, Admiral Hyman Rickover, succeeded in commissioning the first nuclear propelled submarine Nautilus which could run deep for months and...

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Lessons of Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962

Lessons of Sino-Indian Conflict of 1962

By: Vice Admiral Mihir K. Roy | Issue: Book Excerpt: War in the Indian Ocean | Date: 03 Jun , 2011

The 1962 conflict, although purely a land operation, finds mention in this section as some of the lessons of the land battle are equally applicable to India’s overall defence strategy, as also...

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