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S2, E3: Valley of Shadows | Tell it like it is

Right man at the right place is the most devastating weapon.

So goes a saying of the American Special Forces.

Sense and soldiering often don’t go hand in hand; in fact, in a Special Force unit, it is taught that bad weather is ideal for surprise and one often hears the remark that a “dark night and inclement weather is a commando’s best friend”.

Join Manisha Kadagathur in conversation with Abhay Sapru, ex-Special Forces and author of In the Valley of Shadows.

In this episode, we unpack

  • How this book came to be

  • Deciphering fact from fiction

  • Brief understanding the mujahideen, fidayeen and the violence at Kashmir

  • How the Indian Special Forces overcame against adversity

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