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Operation Black Thunder

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
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

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