Elite Forces of India and Pakistan

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Elite Forces of India and Pakistan

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Influenced by the German use of paratroopers early in World War II (1939-1945), General Sir Robert Cassels, the Commander-in-Chief India, ordered the formation of an airborne cadre in October 1940. Thus marked the origins of India's first élite units. Pakistan can trace the origins of its own army airborne to the common parentage of British-raised forces. Following the partition from India in August 1947, it raised its own Special Service Group, with individually specialised companies including desert, mountain, ranger and underwater warfare units. This remarkable volume by Kenneth Conboy details the history, organisation, uniforms and insignia of the élite forces of India and Pakistan. Also covered are the elite forces of Afghanistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.

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India: Army Airborne · The 1965 War · The 1971 War · Pakistan: Army Airborne · Pakistani Special Forces Since 1971 · Afghanistan · Sri Lanka · Nepal · Bangladesh · The Plates

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Published May 28 1992
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855322097
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 41
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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