The Hero of Kargil & Other Stories by Lt Gen Yashwant Mande
The stories in this book pertain to the wars, which India has fought since its Independence in 1962, 65, 71 and 99. The war stories have always aroused the curiosity of the readers. Although many books have been written on conflicts between India and its neighbours, no author has attempted to write stories. This book is therefore unique, the only one of its kind, a book of fiction on events and characters, in the background of war.
The wars have topical interest and as time passes, one forgets them and gets engrossed in current issues. This is natural. However, certain events such as missile attack on Karachi, shattering of enemy offensive by Hunter aircraft at Longewala, the role played by the aircraft carrier INS VIKRANT and the heroics of men in uniform have a lasting value, an element of permanence.
These stories provide insight into ethos, culture and lifestyle of the armed forces, their values, hardships and character. The stories narrate the account of war and unfold its conduct in easy and interesting manner.
The stories have been written in simple and endearing style. It is a book, which ought to be read by all, the old and young.
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