The powerful memoir of Major General Kartick Ganguly
During a distinguished thirty-six year career in the Indian Army he has lived by a simple motto: duty and honor. Now he retraces his journey through a lifetime of military service: the battles, the adventures and the patriotism that shaped this young man. He tells the incredible story of the Battle of Phillora, guarding the volatile borders on the heights of Kashmir, Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka and counter insurgency operations in Punjab and Manipur.
Major General Kartick Ganguly was commissioned in the 9 Gurkha Rifles in 1962 and saw action in Indo - Pak wars in 1965 and 1971. He has commanded troops on the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and also in counter - insurgency operations in Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. He served with Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka. He has held many key Command, Staff and Instructional appointments in the Army. He is the recipient of Vishistha Seva Medal from the President of India for service to the Nation.
Author: Maj Gen Kartick Ganguly