Author: Dwivedi, Col V.N. Thapar & Neha
Number Of Pages: 288
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.0 x 0.7 inches
Release Date: 06-10-2021
Details: Product Description 'By the time you get this letter, I'll be observing you all from the sky. I have no regrets, in fact even if I become a human again, I'll join the army and fight for my nation.'This was the last letter Captain Vijyant Thapar wrote to his family. He was twenty-two when he was martyred in the Kargil War, having fought bravely in the crucial battles of Tololing and Knoll. A fourth-generation army officer, Vijyantdreamt of serving his country even as a young boy. In this first-ever biography, we learn about his journey to join the Indian Military Academy and the experiences that shaped him into a fine officer.Told by his father and Neha Dwivedi, a martyr's daughter herself, the anecdotesfrom his family and close friends come alive, and we have a chance to know theexceptional young man that Vijyant was. His inspiring story provides a rareglimpse into the heart of a brave soldier. His legacy stays alive through thesefond memories and his service to the country. About the Author Col V. N. Thapar is the father of Capt Vijyant Thapar, VrC, who was a fourthgeneration army officer. At the early age of fifteen, he was selected for the National Defence Academy and commissioned on 12 December 1962 in theMaratha Light Infantry. He commanded a battalion of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. He was part of the 1965 War and Bangladesh War, and has operated in counter-insurgency operations. He is an alumnus of the prestigious DefenseServices, Staff College, Wellington. He has written for media publications and is a motivational speaker at various forums, universities, colleges and schools.Neha Dwivedi, a Kargil War martyr's daughter and an Armoured Corps Officer's wife, is a doctor by profession. She is an alumnus of DPS RK Puram and Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi. She sought solace in writing and found herstrength post her father's martyrdom. She now lives in Mumbai, where she works as a childbirth educator and an infant and young child feeding specialist. She deeply believes in the healing and inspirational power of stories. This is her first book.