Book Details

Book title: China Bloodies Bulletless Borders
Author(s): Col Anil Bhat (Retd)
ISBN: 9789390095476
Publication Year: 2022
Binding: HB
Pages: 264
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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After the shock of upping the ante against the Indian Army in Sikkim in 1967 and losing short of 400 soldiers over some skirmishes, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) pressed for resolving all territorial disputes by discussion/dialogue only and not by using force or firearms against each other.

This book describes with details and analysis the problematic process of bullet-less border management by the Indian Army against the PLA, politically indoctrinated by the megalomanic, hegemonic and devious Communist Party of China.

It is a saga of over half a century of the PLA’s intrusions/transgressions on an almost daily basis across a very long disputed border without it deciding/declaring claim lines and constantly shifting the goalposts.  In 2020, during the corona pandemic, it committed a second aggression injuring over a hundred and killing 20 Indian Army personnel with medieval barbaric weapons and thereby breaking every Sino-Indian peace agreement.

ABOUT Author

Alumnus of St Columba’s School, New Delhi, National Defence Academy and Indian Military Academy, Anil Bhat was commissioned into 19th Battalion, The Madras Regiment on 31st March 1972 and later, transferred to 4 Horse. Specially selected for posting to Defence Ministry’s Directorate of Public Relations in 1988, he raised two of its regional offices at Imphal and Guwahati in 1988 and 1991 respectively. In 1993 he was posted as Public Relations Officer, Indian Army in New Delhi, from where he took early retirement in April 1999.

A recipient of  Vishisht  Seva Medal by the President of India and Commendations by Chief of Army Staff and GOC-in-C, Eastern Command, he was Research Fellow, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (2001-2003), working on a then new subject, ‘Public Information and National Security’. His earlier books are ‘Information And Security: Where Truth Lies’ (Manas), followed by ‘Assam Terrorism and the Demographic Challenge (Centre for Land Warfare Studies and Knowledge World), After Abbottabad: Terror To Turmoil In Pakistan (Pentagon Press) and Modi’s Blueprint for India (edited-Pentagon Press). With research papers, articles and book reviews in many edited books, newspapers, magazines and journals, he is a syndicated columnist and commentator on defence and strategic affairs, Editor of his own agency, WordSword Features, Associate Editor, Salute Magazine and Editorial Consultant, South Asia Monitor.

In a series of tele-films on India’s wars, he has played the roles of all three Indian Services Chiefs during the 1971 Indo-Pak War and of two Pakistani army dictator/chiefs during 1965 Indo-Pak War and 1999 Kargil confrontation as well as the Pakistani General who attacked Kashmir in 1947.

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