This book tells the story of Maj Ralengnao (Bob) Khathing who, despite being born in a remote and under-developed part of the country, nearly a century ago, accomplished a great deal in his eventful life. He was a rare combination of a soldier, bureaucrat, politician, diplomat, and a minister, all rolled in to one. A highly regarded officer of the British Indian Army, decorated with MC, MBE and later with Padma Shri in independent India, Maj Bob Khathing carried out most difficult assignments of great significations with exceptional skill, energetic resolve, and tact.
His timely expedition to Tawang in 1951 prevented China from grabbing NEFA (Arunachal Pradesh) after the latter had over-run Tibet and suppressed the uprising there with iron hand.
Author: Col Tej K Tikoo