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Battle of Amritsar Radar India-Pakistan War September 1965

Author Name: Mandeep Singh | Format: Paperback | Genre : History & Politics | Other Details
During the 22 day September War of 1965, India had a solitary Ground Control Interception radar in the Western Sector, a P-30(M) radar deployed near Amritsar. Realising its importance, Pakistan Air Force subjected it to repeated attacks, hoping to put it off the air. Defending it was an Air defence Battery equipped with 40mm L/60 Anti-Aircraft guns. It was the brave gunners, largely unfeted and uncelebrated, that stood between the Pakistan Air Force and their dream of a grand success. This is the story of the brave and valiant Air Defence Gunners and the Indian Air Force personnel that defended the radar, denying the Pakistan Air Force their grand prize.
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Mandeep Singh

Colonel Mandeep Singh, an Indian Army veteran, is a prolific writer who regularly contributes to professional journals. His first book ‘Baptism under Fire: Anti Aircraft Artillery in India Pakistan War 1965’ was published in 2017. His other books are ‘Ack-Ack in the Jet Age 1950-1972’ and Air Defence in the Missile Age 1973-2018’.