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Without Baggage: A Personal Account of the Jammu and Kashmir Operations, October 1947-January 1949

 
Lt. Gen. E. A. Vas (Author)
Synopsis

Without Baggage is a first-hand account of the military operations in Jammu and Kashmir in 1948. While there are several books by experts that judge the historic events, this book provides a detailed factual analysis by an insider.

The author, Lt. Gen E.A. Vas, wrote this book as a young Major in 1949. Though he fought with the Jammu division, later named 26 division, the book provides an extensive overview of operations in other sectors. It is a fine example of the extent to which theory translates into practice and sudden instances in war when instinct and mettle prove their worth.

Daring criticism, the author has not withheld his personal assessments and experience of the events. On the contrary, he has made them well known at each juncture in the book so as to benefit young officers when faced with similar challenges.

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About the author

Lt. Gen. E. A. Vas

Lieutenant General Eric A. Vas, was commissioned in the infantry in August 1942. A graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, he commanded the 1st battalion, 9th Gorkha Riffles. He served in various training and staff appointments and has held active command assignment in several parts of South Asia – from the Indo-Afghan Frontier (pre-partition) to the Sino-Indian, Burma and Bangladesh borders.

Lt. Gen E.A. Vas commanded an infantry armoured brigade group in the Indo-Pak War in 1965 and an infantry division in the Rajasthan desert in 1971. He was a Corps Commander in the Punjab in 1974 and was appointed Adjutant General in 1977. The credit of setting up the College of Combat goes to him. He retired on May 31st, 1981, as General Officer Commander-in-Chief, Eastern Army.

He is also the author of Violence in Society: The Formative Years and The Search for Security: Controlling Conflict and Terrorism and writes widely on subjects of security concern.  

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Bibliographic information

Title Without Baggage: A Personal Account of the Jammu and Kashmir Operations, October 1947-January 1949
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition Reprint
Publisher Natraj Publishers
Language: English
isbn 8185019096, 9788185019093
length xvi+175p., Maps; 23cm.
Subjects History