Kiran Nirvan , Brig Kanwaljit Singh
|No of pages||272|
|Book Publisher||Srishti Publishers & Distributors|
|Published Date||15 Nov 2022|
Author : Kiran NirvanNA
Brig Kanwaljit Singh (Retd) was commissioned in 4 SIKH (Saragarhi) in 1962. During Indo-Pak War 1965, his leading Company captured Brahmanabad, and then area Police Station, Barki (Lahore). During recapture of Khemkaran, he was wounded and taken a PoW for five months. During Indo-Pak War 1971, he was leading Company Commander in four attacks. He was wounded during successful capture of Siramani (Khulna). His unit was conferred with Battle Honours of Barki and Siramani, and Theatre Honour Punjab.
Alumni of Defence Services Staff College and College of Defence Management, he has commanded 20 SIKH, 4 SIKH, Uri Brigade, Sikh Regimental Centre and a Territorial Army group. He has been an instructor in prestigious Infantry School and College of Combat, Mhow. He has held eminent staff appointments of General Staff Officer – Grade 1 of an Infantry Division and Colonel General Staff Planning in a Corps. He has been an outstanding sportsman, keen shikari and a golfer. Besides numerous articles, he has authored four books - The Iconic Battle of Saragarhi - Echoes of the Frontier, Ashes to Glory - Saragarhi Battalion, As it happened- Amazing Telltales of Army Life and The Chameleons.
Kiran Nirvan is the pseudonym used by authors Kirandeep Singh and Nirvan Singh. Together they’ve authored four bestselling books—Nasteya: The Aryan Saga, 21 Kesaris: The Untold Story of the Battle of Saragarhi, which was also endorsed by the director of the movie Kesari starring Akshay Kumar, The Kargil Girl - launched along with the movie on same subject by Dharma Productions with forewords by Janhvi Kapoor, director Sharan Sharma and 25th Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and Battlefield Brothers, a book that received immense praises from Bollywood directors, writers and actors like R Madhavan, Prakash Raj, Sudip Sharma, Shivam Nair and Vishnu Vardhan. The author duo has been acclaimed by Forbes, BBC, CNN News 18, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph, TOI, Hindustan Times, Deccan Herald etc, for their exceptional storytelling and well-researched books.
Nirvan Singh, Nirvan Singh, born and brought up in Amritsar, is an avid artist, writer and adventurer. Inspired by military service by his family’s last three generations, it is his endeavour to write about stories of grit and determination, wisdom and valour of men and women from the Indian Armed Forces and other exemplary men and women of this nation.
Kirandeep Singh is the former head of the Department of Management Studies in a college in Amritsar and is currently pursuing his doctorate. He has written several poems and short stories in both English and Punjabi.
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1965: Indian Army is preparing for a full-fledged war on its western border. After the Pakistan army’s infiltration into Jammu and Kashmir, Indian Army decides to threaten Lahore to divert Pakistani forces from J&K towards Lahore.
The Pakistani town of Barki, only twenty odd kilometres from Lahore, acts as the strongest defensive position for the Pakistan army. Therefore, its capture, though almost impossible, is crucial. 4 SIKH, commanded by Lt Col Anant Singh, is assigned the task of capturing Barki.
4 SIKH faces fierce resistance from the entrenched enemy soldiers. As casualties rise and the unit gets pinned down by heavy enemy fire, all hopes of taking over the Barki police station now rest on young Lt Kanwaljit Singh.
In the face of heavy odds, Lt Kanwaljit leads his brave men to victory in the iconic BATTLE OF BARKI.
After six days of continuous battle, 4 SIKH is ordered to press forward towards Khemkaran, not knowing that they will be taken Prisoners of War.
Witness the finest blend of human emotions and undaunted soldiering against heavy odds that leads a young officer to discover the true meaning of naam, namak and nishaan.