May 24, 2007 (FIDSNS)
A book titled “1965 War – Inside Story” written by Shri R.D.Pradhan was released on May 23, 2007.
Shri R.D. Pradhan who was the private secretary of the defence minister Y.B Chavan during the 1965 war, had written a 320 page book “Debacle to revival,” which chronicles three years of the late Y.B. Chavan’s term as the country’s Defence Minister. The book was launched in November 1998. The book had chronicalled the 1965 events written in the personal diary of late Y.B Chavan.
Like previous book, this book is also based on Chavan’s hand-written diaries and analyses. The book gives good insights on Indian politico-military leadership relationsships.
Both the book release ceremonies were attended by Marshal of the IAF, Shri Arjan Singh, who was the Chief of Air Staff during the 1965 war.