ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Story Remains Untold

The Story Remains Untold G S Bhargava The Untold Story, by B K Kaul; Allied Publisiiers, New Delhi, pp 495, Rs 20. THE MAIN ATTRACTION of B K Kaul's book was that it might provide the inside story of the 1962 debacle against the Chinese since Kaul had something to do with the country's defence preparations in those days. The advertisement of the book as a personal explanation whetted this expectation. But after wading through 495 pages the reader is disappointed. The reason is obvious. Kaul's acquaintance with the battles that took place was extremely limited. He was made Corps Commander at Tezpur on October 4, 1962 and returned to a New Delhi nursing home exactly a fortnight later for treatment of what was then officially stated to be bronchitis (though Kaul now says it was a more complicated and serious ailment). He returned to Tezpur on October 29 and stayed there until November 25, four days after the cease-fire.

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