X: Operation X (2022 A-Z)
“Baba, is something going on near the riverfront?”
“They making drugs?”
“They look suspicious.”
“Let it be. We get good money to supply them food.”
“Baba, I see lot of activity today”
“People training, makeshift camps, they’re terrorists?”
“They’re not. Trust me.”
“Baba, something’s happening today, isn’t it?”
“Have faith, my child.”
“Baba, everything’s vanished! The riverfront camps are gone. As if they didn’t exist!”
In an exceptionally well-coordinated attack that night, India destroyed several Pakistani artillery and supply ships in the ocean. Subsequently, aided by India’s strong show of support, Bangladesh declared independence from West Pakistan.
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In a four-month mission titled Operation X, India conducted a covert naval war in East Pakistan, a mission which was never revealed until very recently after 50 years of its existence. Leveraging Bangladeshi runaway spies, recruiting Bengali youths from refugee camps, and training them to be underwater clearance divers, communication experts and demolition and mines experts, Operation X is a mission that would make every Indian proud of the role India played in the Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971. Sandeep Unnithan, writer and journalist at India Today does a brilliant job of bringing the covert operation to light and life – based on solid research and firsthand experiences of Indian Navy Captain M.N.R Samant. This book is a valuable must-read for every Indian, especially those who are military history buffs.
10 thoughts on “X: Operation X (2022 A-Z)”
This sounds like a great book to read. Would definitely want to get my hands on it soon. Well written Deeps. Good work letting us know of good book recommendations through a very unique concept of A-Z blogging
Handed over to you! Hope it fills you with awe and pride as much as it did for me!
I love spy stories and since this is non-fictional, sounds really interesting… one thing is, so many people protect us from harm and we never thank them and dont value what they do… sad state of affairs
And so much of this does not even come out into the public space, until so much later! I am glad this book came into being, this is a story that deserved to be told! I am pretty sure there will be a movie in the making! I just hope it’s none of the 3 Khans, Vicky Kaushal, JA or Akshay Kumar for that matter. Have had enough of those!
What a fast read! I gotta read this book now.
It’s a very well written thriller!
Looks like a must read – yes. Proud of our navy!
I believe some of Pak submarine remnants are washed away to vizag sea too…need to search…am not completely sure!
Absolutely! These are stories that deserve to be told and promoted! Such a feeling of pride! ❤
Thanks Neetu! 🙂