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Operation Black Thunder
An Eyewitness Account of Terrorism in Punjab

First Edition


July 2002 | 360 pages | SAGE India
This book is a first-hand account of the storming of Sikh's Golden Temple in Amritsar, by India's National Security Guard Commandos, code named Operation Black Thunder.

Sarab Singh, a key office in Amritsar during the operation, witnessed most of the events and writes now to correct the often incomplete and inaccurate media and official releases of the time.

 
The Golden Temple
In the Eye of the Storm

 
 
The Sikh Heritage and the Punjab Problem
 
The Rajiv-Longowal Accord
The `Secret' Healing Touch

 
 
S S Barnala's Government
The Healing Touch Impaired

 
 
Governor Ray's Tenure
 
The Politics of the Clergy
 
January - March 1988
The Killings Increase

 
 
April - May 1988
Measures to End the Killing

 
 
Operation Black Thunder
 
The Militants Surrender
 
Trial at Midnight
 
Restoring the Maryada
 
Demoralisation Versus a Gun Battle
 
The SGPC's Dilemma
 
Jasbir Singh Rode's Dismissal
 
The Corridor Plan
 
Jasbir Singh Rode Resurrected
 
Panchayat Elections Postponed
Missed Opportunities

 
 
The Militants and the Police
Between the Two Terrors

 
 
The National Games
 
A New Government at the Centre
 
The `Civil Face' of Governor Mukherjee's Administration
 
Governor Varma's Tenure
 
1990
The Killings Continue

 
 
Governor Malhotra Takes Charge
 
Attempts to Restore Democracy
 
Delhi's Inconsistent Punjab Policy
 
Elections by February 1992
 
From President's Rule to an Elected Government
The Return of Democracy

 
 
In Retrospect

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Sarab Jit Singh

Sarab Jit Singh IAS (retd.) was the former Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar from 1987 to 1992. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1989 for his dedication and courage in the fight against militancy. More About Author

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ISBN: 9780761995968
₹695.00