Operation X: The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in Bangladesh

Operation X: The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in Bangladesh

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, non-fiction, 2019, 2020, military-history, 1971, Nonfiction, War, History

1971. Sheikh Mujibur Rehman in East Pakistan has just won an electoral mandate to become the prime minister of Pakistan. Accustomed to treating the eastern wing of the country as a colony, the ruling disposition in West Pakistan is not pleased, and launches a genocide against the residents of East Pakistan, flooding India with lakhs of refugees. With the violence in East Pakistan reaching a crescendo, the Indian government is faced with a difficult option: remain a mute spectator to the savagery on its eastern borders, or take action and go to war against its western neighbour. Thus was born Naval Commando Operation (X) - comprising Indian navy officers and divers, eight deserters from a Pakistani submarine and a ragtag bunch of Bengali youth fleeing the genocide - one of India's largest clandestine operations, meant to destabilize the West Pakistani efforts to bring East Pakistan to its knees. Revealed for the very first time, here is the explosive authentic account of the guerrilla operation that went for the maritime jugular of Pakistan, and facilitated the birth of Bangladesh.

Title:Operation X: The Untold Story of India's Covert Naval War in Bangladesh
ISBN:9789353570194
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  • Ujwala Samant

    This book is written by Sandeep Unnithan and my late father. My father, Capt MNR Samant wrote it after much persuasion. Through this book, we as a family learned what he did when he was gone for 22 mo...

  • Arvind Iyer

    Must read for those who want to know about Indian history and what went behind the 1971 war. The only problem I had was with the writing style. I think it didn't do justice to such a great story. Over...

  • Avijit Sett

    Amazing story of the covert operations carried out by Indian Navy during Bangladesh liberation war, 1971. Unbelievable courage displayed by common people of Bangladesh who trained under Indian Navy an...

  • Varun Kannan

    A scintillating read! This is an untold story of how young bangla college students (who supported liberation of Bangladesh from East Pakistan) received training from India to become assault swimmers -...

  • Epti Jannatul Ferdous

    তথ্যসমৃদ্ধ কিন্তু অগোছালো।...

  • Varun Oak-Bhakay

    India’s most comprehensive military victory over Pakistan – in the four major confrontations between the two countries – came in 1971. The war gave the Indian Armed Forces their first real stint...

  • Anil Dhingra

    An amazing book telling the story of the Bangladesh war, the role of the Indian Navy and the covert operations in the support of the Mukti Bahini in it's independence war. It has never been admitted i...

  • Harish Rajan

    My heart was racing and so were the pagesExcellent account of one India's most clandestine operations during 71 war. Which gave birth to the Bangladesh navy and MARCOS. Also the importance of a naval ...

  • Anirban

    What worked for me:1. The book though filled with navy jargon, never becomes a manual reading experience. The authors had written the book with themselves playing the role of storytellers. 2. The book...

  • Sankalp Kak

    The details of India's naval covert warfare come to light during the '71 Bangladesh liberation war. The book shares stories of the main players and the roles they played. The strategic ingenuity along...