‘Camouflaged’: A fine collection of accounts of the courage and resilience of Indian soldiers

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The landscape of India’s military history in the late modern and contemporary eras stretches across battlegrounds from Europe, West Asia and Africa to the jungles of Southeast Asia in the First World War and the Second World War. After independence, India’s Armed Forces have fought conventional wars across varied terrain against China and Pakistan. They have crossed the near seas to aid neighbours in distress and engaged in counterinsurgency and counterterrorist operations in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeast. Despite these prolonged and near-continuous military operations, military history, both in its academic form and storytelling narratives, has rarely been part...