Soldiering: A Life On The Edge
In his book, “Soldiering – A Life on the Edge”, the author has a young Army Captain as the main protagonist. The book is set against the back drop of the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir where young Captain Bharat is posted.Captain Bharat on being posted to the LOC demonstrates exemplary courage and presence of mind and inflicts casualties on the enemy crossing the LOC with the intention to kill Indian troops. His seniors repose enough faith in his ability to entrust to him the very dangerous task of crossing over to enemy territory to avenge the beheading of one of his subordinate soldiers. He conducts the operation successfully and brings laurels to his Army and his Nation.
The book gives a brief glimpse of the woes of the society in the terrorist affected areas. It touches upon the problems that the people face while living under the shadow of the gun due to foreign sponsored terrorism. It highlights the civil society, mainly the women and the children, as the main sufferers of this scourge.