HIMALAYAN. BLUNDER terlibas) Nam ngũ thit. AL. Thou. The angry truth about India’s nost crushing military disaster. Brig J.P. Dalvi. Foreword by Frank Moraes. Himalayan Blunder has ratings and 72 reviews. Anant said: Just finished Himalayan Blunders written by Brigadier John Dalvi. It was my first book on. This book was written by Brigadier John Parusharam Dalvi, the commander of the ill-fated 7th Indian Infantry Brigade, Indian Army. The motive.

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Himalayan Blunder – John Dalvi Location. The public and our higher planners must leai these military facts of life. HQ, XV Corps was responsible for calculating the requirements of each forward post -an extraordinary arrangement.

Want to Read saving…. The retired official gained top secret information about the fact that Nehru signed the Panchsheel agreement with China, giving up the post in Tibet, which was maintained by the British to keep a tab on Chinese advance.

Our people apparently fired back too. The author had the advantage of being a participant in the fighting when on the morning of 20th October massed Chinese artillery opened brlg a heavy concentration on the weak Indian garrison in a narrow sector of the Namka Ghu valley of Kameng Frontier Division in the North-East Frontier Agency NEFA.

He wrote a prophetic letter to Mr. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates bfig seller support? He forecast that the defence of this mountainous frontier would cost India more than she could afford. In fact much heavy equipment was left behind in the foothills and useful man-power was wasted in main- taining this impedimenta.

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He was the man on the ground in NEFA and signaling back to superiors the limitations of his brigade and his estimate of the Chinese. The scale of doctors remained at one per battalion, although some battalions were dispersed over hundreds or miles and had as many as 13 outposts each. Agreement was also reached on the boundary between India and Tibet, from Bhutan eastwards to Burma, which was then under the British Indian Government.


Longju is about 3 to 4 miles from our frontier between India and Tibet as we conceive it.

We were received cordially, appropriately. Rikli, Commanding Officer of 2 Rajputs and Lt.

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This was a possibility that was not foreseen by us. The so-called Kashmir deadlock remains unsolved despite interminable talks, U. Retrieved 10 June There were major inroads into our development plans and economic progress. However it does point to the collective failures of Civilian and the Military apparatus in averting the War which caused national humiliation in None-the-less his book throws new light on certain decisive periods notably on the vague borderland of September-October I seemed destined to continue my direct involvement with the Chinese problem.

Menon, the controversial Defence Minister resigned on 7th November, as a result of strong and implacable Parliamentary and Party wrath with ms stewardship of the Defence portfolio, during the critical years of to Chou-en Lai to the Afro-Asian world at Bandung in Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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Himalayan Blunder: The Angry Truth About India’s Most Crushing Military Disaster

There w’as an attempt by the Chinese forces to outflank our people, but as far as we know’ our people remained there and nothing further happened ; that is on the border itself. Partition and Independence in were preceded by mass killings, riots and atrocities that made every decent Pakistani and Indian hang his head in shame. I would have rated it 5 star had it not been repetitive. Thus he was captured. Collision Course on the Roof of the World.


As the first Brigade that was the target of Chinese decimation, it makes sad reading on how manpower was thrown as fodder against the chinese.

He then called Mr. Instead we based our policy on hopes that by befriending her we would stave off the evil day of reckoning. The Day of Reckoning, 20th October Whole schools of partisans. Nehru followed the same path of most previous rulers. Dec 17, Longju was three weeks from a road- head, but then so was Dhola post. The book provides a beautiful answer to the question above. Was he loyally implementing the orders of his Prime Minister in February and again in Julyor was he hounding the local commanders and by-passing the normal chain of command in the process, in pursuance of his own idea of combating the Chinese?

Honourable Members will remember I just Author’s italics. The title seems to allude to the “Himalayan miscalculation” that Gandhi discusses in his autobiographical article for 14 April[1] and which retained this title as Chapter 33 in Gandhi’s autobiography.

Three years later the Indian army redeemed itself after the war with Pakistan when the then Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, gave the full command to the Army Chief once the war began.