“This a true and factual account of the author's journey in the Indian Army. He was born in 1932 in
Haripur, a small town in the North-Western Frontier Province of present-day Pakistan.
His love for the Army developed from watching troops go by during World War II on Grand Trunk Road,
a road next to his house.
When partition happened, his family, like many others, went through the trauma which brought them
back to India virtually destitute.
The author joined the National Defence Academy in 1949. He, unfortunately, lost his right eye in an
accident happened at the National Defence Academy. He in spite of the loss continued and thrived with
his career. His display of courage to persevere through the rest of the service with one eye speaks
volumes. He was a Directing Staff at the Defence Services Staff College Wellington and describes his
teaching tenure as enduring while meaningful.
His love of adventure took him to para trooping, mountaineering and also to volunteer for 1971 Indo-
Pakistan War. His mountaineering experience gave him an extraordinary chance to lead a police
expedition along UP-Tibet border.
His inspiring and vivid description of the wars, Operation Vijay(Goa), Indo -China War of 1962, and Indo-
Pakistan War 1971 highlights the adventure and the profession knowledge he displays in dealing with
difficult situations and explicit narration of events.
Throughout his autobiography, the author depicts a very colourful journey giving insights about his
courage in every aspect of his career.
Due to his family circumstances, he resigned from the Army as a Brigadier, at the height of his
professional career. The author is extremely grateful to the Indian Army for providing wonderful
opportunities and important life lessons.”