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Operation Cactus

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Operation Cactus was a unique mission for the Indian Army. Within hours of receiving an appeal for assistance from the Government of Maldives, Indian troops rescued President Abdul Gayoom and foiled a coup d’état attempt by rebel forces led by Abdullah Luthufi and assisted by the Tamil secessionist group from Sri Lanka, the People's Liberation Organization o
Kindle Edition, 22 pages
Published September 21st 2013 by HarperCollins Publishers India
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Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Operation Cactus is a (brief) account of the first Indian rapid-response strategic mission in Male. In 1988, during the Rajiv Gandhi Era, India receives an appeal from Maldives President Abdul Gayhoom to help foil a coup led by rebel forces and supported by PLOTE.

The book(?) written by General V P Malik, talks about the protocols and how within hours of the ask a joint force of Army, Navy and Airforce was mobilised from Agra to Male. It also gives a peek into the decision making process of polit
Sairam Krishnan
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Quick, enjoyable read on an Indian fast-response operation in the Maldives during the Rajiv Gandhi era. Very informative, very detailed in terms of Armed Forces protocol. Can be read as a intuitive primer to the international politics of the time in the Indian Ocean region.
Akshay Pai
Oct 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable read about the Operation conducted by the Indian armed forces in the Maldives.

the book has its moments of tension and joy but it's an extremely short book. It would have been much better if there was more details and explanation of the surroundings in Maldives.

However, this is an awesome book for a quick read on one of the first laurels of the Indian Rapid Action Forces.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
22 Pages explain the bravery of the Indian armed forces.Book describes how an emergency military operation carried out swiftly in a neighboring country with precise coordination by the three departments of the Indian army.
Moreshwar k Pidadi
Sep 27, 2017 rated it it was ok
there is nothing as such you are reading a book its a editorial which is good but not definitely a book
Amit Tiwary
Jul 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
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This is a super quick read on an operation to suppress the 1988 Maldives coup. It was first such operation for Indian Armed forces and it was executed almost flawlessly in difficult operational conditions and demanding timelines.

Thanks to HarperCollins for bringing this one in Harper XXI E-Omnibus Series. We need more such content.
Pawankumar Gajwani
Sep 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Good short motivating read..

Good short motivating read. Proud to be an Indian.. general Malik at his best. A good script for indian movie makers..
Jan 18, 2017 rated it liked it
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A short and succinct account of Operation Cactus, in which Gen Malik had a role to play.

Best to call this a booklet, not a book
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