|Author:||Mohan S. Kohli,M. S. Kohli|
|Title:||Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs (Modern War Studies)|
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|Category:||Politics and Government|
|Publisher:||Univ Pr of Kansas; First American Edition edition (March 18, 2003)|
Conboy is a former Heritage Foundation analyst. Immediately after his 1965 triumph, Kohli was asked to lead a covert mission to place a nuclear-powered sensor on the north face of a remote Himalayan peak to monitor Chinese nuclear tests. The monitor was a joint project of the CIA and its Indian equivalent. This book at best can be described as a dragging narration of a poorly planned combined secret mission between CIA and IB (Indian Intelligence Bureau) in the mid 60s. The book goes on and on about things that the mountain climbers had to go through for planting a sensor (actually two or three) on Himalayan peaks for eavesdropping on China.
Captain Manmohan Singh Kohli (b. 11 December 1931 at Haripur) is an internationally renowned Indian mountaineer.
by Kohli, M. 1931-; Conboy, Kenneth J. Publication date 2002. Topics Electronic intelligence, Electronic intelligence, Electronic intelligence, Espionage, American, Espionage, Mountaineering, Spionage, Militärische Kooperation. Publisher Lawrence, Kan. : University Press of Kansas. Collection inlibrary; printdisabled; ; americana. Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Sanderia on November 29, 2010.
In the towering mountains of northern India, a chilling chapter was written in the history of international espionage. Home All Categories Cooking Books Asian Cooking Books Spies in the Himalayas: Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs (Modern War Studies). ISBN13: 9788172235116. Spies in the Himalayas ; Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs.
Spies in the Himalayas provides an inside look at a CIA mission from participants who weren't agency employees, drawing on diaries from several of the climbers to offer impressions not usually recorded in covert operations. A host of photos and maps puts readers on the slopes as the team attempts repeatedly to plant the sensor on a Himalayan summit. An adventure story as well as a new chapter in the history of espionage, this book should appeal to readers who enjoyed Jon Krakauer's Into Thin Air and to anyone who enjoys a great spy story.
Spies In The Himalayas: Secret Missions And Perilous. FREE Shipping On Qualifying Offers. In The Towering Mountains Of Northern India, A Chilling Chapter Was Written In The History Of International Espionage .
Kohli and Conboy note that American intelligence (read NSA) used facilities in Pakistan to monitor Chinese missile launches until 1969. The first advanced Rhyolite spy satellite, which could do the job from space, was in orbit less than a year later (pp. 193-95). Thus, for the United States, placing sensors on Nanda Devi and other vertiginous peaks was redundant. As a stand-alone narrative, Spies in the Himalayas leaves something to be desired. There are diverting vignettes, Kohli's wry sense of humor makes a few fleeting appearances, and the back-story stimulates important questions. Read in conjunction with Conboy's excellent historical monograph, The CIA's Secret War in Tibet, the book provides an effective introduction to America's Cold War campaign on the subcontinent.
His books include Mountaineering in India and The Himalayas. Kenneth Conboy is a former policy analyst and deputy director at the Heritage Foundation whose other books include The CIA's Secret War in Tibet and Spies and Commandos (see page 28). Key Features. M. S. Kohli, Kenneth Conboy. University Press of Kansas.
Spies in the Himalayas. Series: Modern War Studies. Spies in the Himalayas. Secret Missions and Perilous Climbs. Half Cold War adventure and half mountaineering saga, Kohli’s story makes for absorbing reading. The excitement of the covert climbs comes through clearly in this book. His books include Mountaineering in India and The Himalayas. Kenneth Conboy is a former policy analyst and deputy director at the Heritage Foundation whose other books include The CIA’s Secret War in Tibet and Spies and Commandos, both from Kansas. Additional Titles in the Modern War Studies Series.
Synopsis book Spies in the Himalayas Legendary Indian climber M. Kohli and historian Kenneth Conboy chronicle for the first time the clandestine operations, dangers, and mishaps that formed a joint . Indian effort to plant a nuclear- powered sensor high in the Himalayas to monitor China s growing nuclear capabilities. Full description Book details Author : . Indian effort to plant a nuclear-powered sensor high in the Himalayas to monitor China s growing nuclear capabilities.