Operation X by Sandeep Unnithan, Late Capt MNR Samant (MVC)

Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

Operation X is the untold story behind one of India’s largest covert wars, written by one of its principal architects. Naval Commando Operations (X) or NCO(X), as it was called, was a Directorate of Naval Intelligence code name for series of guerilla operations directed against the maritime jugular of the Pakistan Army in erstwhile East Pakistan. These innovative sabotage missions using specially trained Bengali college students were part of a larger covert operation run by the Indian government in the months preceding the 1971 Indo-Pakistan war. NCO(X) is one of the largest use of maritime saboteurs in the history of naval warfare.

Authors: Sandeep Unnithan, Capt MNR Samant MVC