ISBN 9789384030544,The Garud Strikes

The Garud Strikes


Mukul Deva



Westland Publications

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9789384030544

ISBN-10 9384030546


Number of Pages 239 Pages
Language (English)


This is the story of a few good men. The men of the 4th bn Brigade of the Guards (1 Rajput). They were simple, ordinary men, like you and me. But when push came to shove, they rose to the occasion and left an indelible mark on the pages of history. The Garud Strikes is the compelling story of 4 Guards (1 Rajput) and the critical role they played in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, in freeing seventy-five million people from the torturous and bloody clutches of the Pakistani Army. In merely sixteen days, under the inspiring leadership of Lt. Col. Himmeth Singh, 4 Guards (1 Rajput), played a pivotal role in leading for India one of the fastest successful military campaigns of modern times, one which not only led to the creation of Bangladesh, but also resulted in the capture of 95,000 Pakistani soldiers. Narrated by Mukul Deva, Indias literary storm trooper, in his inimitable, compelling style, The Garud Strikes is the breath taking story of the lightning campaign, seen through the eyes of the officers, JCO s and men of 4 Guards (1 Rajput). As you trudge through the mud and slush of Bangladesh, you will smell the gun smoke, the impact of bullets on flesh, the blood, the fears and tears, as 4 Guards (1 Rajput) smashed its way through the pride of the Pakistani Army, in their dash for Dacca.