4 Books about the Indian Army that Every Indian should Read

4 Books about the Indian Army that Every Indian should Read

I still remember those summer vacations, when our family used to go to my Uncle’s place in Delhi. He was in the Indian army at a very high rank and for me, he was my idol.

I used to cry so much when he had to leave us to go back to his job at the border, not just because of the love I have for him but because of the stories he used to tell me. The stories of the Indian Army!

Since then, I have had this strong attachment towards the Indian army but I guess my fate doesn’t want me to be a part of it. Having knock-knees, I never managed to pass the medical examination. Though my love for the Indian army didn’t stop there.

I have read a ton of books, a lot of stories, and a bunch of tales about the Indian Army and it never failed to amuse me.

So, skipping to the main part, here are my 4 favorite books about the Indian Army that every Indian should read:


1. Despatches from Kargil

Despatches from Kargil

Author: Srinjoy Chowdhury

Pages: 240

Genre: Non-fiction > History > Military

Publisher: Penguin

A lovely journalist accounts from the various regimental bases from the Kargil sector during the 1999 Indo-Pak conflict.

Get it on Amazon.


2. Kargil: From Surprise To Victory

Kargil: From Surprise To Victory

Author: Malik V P General

Pages: 468

Genre: Non-fiction > History > Military

Publisher: HarperCollins

Gen. V.P. Malik was the Chief of Army Staff during the 1999 Indo-Pak conflict. In this book, he has given a detailed account of how the Indian army defeated the Pakistani army after the initial shock and surprise.

Get it on Amazon.


3. The Garud Strikes

The Garud strikes by Mukul Deva

Author: Mukul Deva

Pages: 239

Genre: History / Thriller

Publisher: Westland

Mukul Deva is an author with a military background. This book is a Biography of one of the battalions of the Brigade of the Guards regiment and their exploits in East Pakistan during the 1971 Indo-Pak war.

Get it on Amazon.


4. Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography

Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography by V.K. Singh

Author: Gen. V.K. Singh

Pages: 396

Genre: History / Biography/Autobiography

Publisher: Aleph Book Company

Gen. V.K. Singh is a former Chief of Indian Army Staff and probably the most controversial. He is currently a parliamentarian and known for his honesty. This book is his autobiography.

It’s very insightful, motivating and gives us the courage to think and do what is right.

Get it on Amazon.

Apart from these four, I would also like to suggest a book that is a collection of 21 riveting stories about how India s highest military honor was won.

The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories

The Brave - Param Vir Chakra Stories by Rachna Bisht

Author: Rachna Bisht

Pages: 284

Genre: Short Stories / Military

Publisher: Penguin

The bone-chilling tales of those 21 bravest of the brave soldiers of India who showed extreme courage, leadership, and valor against the enemy and died on the battlefield for the sake of their motherland.

Get it on Amazon.

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