“The research work, the data and details which have gone into this book, make it very valuable for any student of military history. In fact, it would serve as the text book for study and research on 1965 Indo-Pak War.”

General Mirza Aslam Beg
COAS Pak Army 1988-1991

Hardback: 638 pp
Size: 245 x 315 mm
Weight: 2.27 Kg
ISBN: 969-9063-009

Now a textbook for the Military History Entrance Examination Paper of The

Lieutenant General Mahmud Ahmed (Retired) comes from a middle class family which migrated from Hoshiarpur in East Punjab during 1947. He was educated at Lawrence College, Ghora Gali, Murree. He joined the Pakistan Military Academy immediately after the war in September 1965, and was commissioned the following year in a mountain regiment of artillery deployed in Azad Kashmir. He attended the 1978 Staff Course at the Command and Staff College, Quetta and was then appointed instructor at that College, an assignment he held for five years. He graduated from the National Defence College in 1990-91.

During his long military career the Author has held nearly all the key appointments in the Pakistan Army; starting with brigade major of an independent infantry brigade group, he commanded mountain and self propelled artillery units, was colonel GS in a corps and later director military operations at GHQ. As brigadier he commanded an armoured division artillery and an infantry brigade. Promoted major general in 1993, he took over 23 Division which he commanded for over two years before being posted as DGMI. Upon promotion as lieutenant general he was appointed Commandant of the National Defence College for a short while before being assigned to command 10 Corps; he was the commander of 10 Corps during the Kargil Conflict in 1999. After the change of Government on 12 October 1999 he was appointed DGISI. Lieutenant General Mahmud Ahmed retired in October 2001 and now lives in Lahore with his wife and two children.