5 Books Which Every Defence Aspirants Should Have To Read

Hello Defence Lovers, Well! Reading books is a great habit that everyone should try to cultivate. So here we are with 5 books which we recommend to every defence aspirant and enthusiast out there. and we are sure these books will help you understand more about our military and the personnel’s lives, improve you knowledge about military and also give you an adrenaline boost as you go along.

1. The Brave: Param Vir Chakra Stories

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About Book: Twenty-one riveting stories about how India’s highest military honor was won. Rachna Bisht Rawat takes us to the heart of war, chronicling the tales of twenty-one of India’s bravest soldiers. Talking to parents, siblings, children and comrades-in-arms to paint the most vivid character-portraits of these men and their conduct in battle and getting unprecedented access to the Indian Army, Rawat has written the ultimate book on the Param Vir Chakra.

Our Review : The book is very well written and this will give you goosebumps and will take your motivation to join the forces a notch higher. It is a well researched and easily understood piece. These are tales of the bravest of the brave.This is the book every defence aspirant should have read at least once. You will find yourself in thrilling and spine chilling moments when you try to be there instead of just reading. It forces you to think of the people who make it possible for you to read this book in peace,tea/coffee in hand, on a rainy day while at that very time their lives are on line to enable that. Get this book. Read it and learn to respect them.It is a must read.

2. India’s Most Fearless: True Stories of Modern Military Heroes

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About Book: The Army major who led the legendary September 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC; a soldier who killed 11 terrorists in 10 days; a Navy officer who sailed into a treacherous port to rescue hundreds from an exploding war; a bleeding Air Force pilot who found himself flying a jet that had become a screaming fireball . . .
Their own accounts or of those who were with them in their final moments.
India’s Most Fearless covers fourteen true stories of extraordinary courage and fearlessness, providing a glimpse into the kind of heroism our soldiers display in unthinkably hostile conditions and under grave provocation.

Our Review: This book deserves to be read. we would recommend every defence aspirant to read it. It has stories of 14 modern day heroes of legends like, Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami (AC), Havildar Hangpan Dada (AC), Col. Santosh Mahadik, Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, and many more whose names we have heard on TV and read in newspapers. No doubt this book does full justice to our brave Officers & Jawans of all our 3 branches of defence forces. Must Read

3. Love Story of a Commando

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About Book: Love story of a Commando is the second book of Swapnil Pandey which depicts the intricacies of Commando’s life style,service responsibilities,social aura,deep feelings and untold life of a soldier and her girl. How is it to be loved by someone and being abandoned by the same? Can anybody survive this? Riya is a rebellious millennial who watches Splitsvilla, worships David Guetta and sways to Ed Sheeran tunes. She believes Fifty Shades of Grey is the greatest love story, unfamiliar from the world of passion, agony, gallantry, supreme sacrifices and ‘Love’ until the day she meets Captain Virat, aka a ‘Black Cat.’ He is swift, sharp, lethal and dark. He belongs to the NSG, India’s top elite counter insurgency Special Forces unit. He’s trained all across the globe and been in blood-soaked battlefields. There’s nothing he can’t handle, except his own demons. When Riya meets Virat at an art exhibition in Delhi, sparks fly, but Virat soon disappears, leaving her broken-hearted. She moves to Mumbai to start afresh, but danger follows her everywhere. Under the burning dome of the Taj Hotel, Riya and Virat’s lives intersect once again. But when her prince in shining armour deserts her one more time, Riya decides to leave it all behind for the remoteness of Kashmir. But peace is short-lived. The Prime Minister’s visit to the valley brings with it, violence and explosions. The gunfire creeps back into her life. And they reach behind the enemy lines in PoK, Pakistan. 

Our Review: This is not just a novel about a beautiful love story but it is also filled with lots of adventure and it takes you to an adventures journey of intense passion, ethos, sacrifice and love. If you are not a person who likes reading love stories still you can surely go for it and we bet you will not face any disappointment, infact once you start reading you will stick to it because this book epics the true value of love and tells what actually love is either its for the Motherland or the loved ones. Swapnil Pandey books are perfect tribute to the silent Veeranganas who stay behind, hold back so that the men they love can serve this country and protect its honour. Its time women behind the men get their due and also deserve equal adulation as men in uniform. Must Read

4. Operation Deep Strike: An India-Pakistan Covert Ops Spy Thriller

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About Book: When a top-secret military program in Pakistan is discovered, the Indian Prime Minister launches a covert operation to neutralize it. The plan is simple. Infiltrate Pakistan, penetrate the heavily-guarded secret facility and sabotage the weapons. Veteran operative Armaan and his Covert Ops team are called into action. But such a daring mission was never going to be easy and as the Ops team find themselves outnumbered, outgunned and surrounded in hostile territory, will all be lost? Or will they be able to pull off the objective despite insurmountable odds, and the risk of discovery and execution?
Armaan and his team are experienced field agents, but as their plan threatens to spiral out of control, they realize that they may not make it out of this one alive. Meanwhile in Afghanistan, the disbanded Al-Qaeda has regrouped and is more powerful than ever. They have conceived a blood-chilling attack that will make 9/11 pale in comparison. From the dense jungles of Bangladesh to Afghanistan’s Desert of Death to the snowy peaks of Gilgit-Baltistan, Operation Deep Strike is a pulse-pounding adrenaline rush that will leave action thriller fans white-knuckled.

Our Review: If you are action lover, must read this book.  Words are not enough for expressing it. There were twists in every chapter.

5. Shoot, Dive, Fly: Stories of Grit and Adventure from the Indian Army

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About Book: The Army major who led the legendary September 2016 surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC; a soldier who killed 11 terrorists in 10 days; a Navy officer who sailed into a treacherous port to rescue hundreds from an exploding war; a bleeding Air Force pilot who found himself flying a jet that had become a screaming fireball . . .
Their own accounts or of those who were with them in their final moments.

Our Review: A must read for every defence aspirant.If you need any kind of motivation or inspiration for your life, then read this book. It tells the story of Indian army. A must read for every proud Indian. Your money will be worth it after reading this awesome book. It is written with an aim to introduce teens to armed forces but it could easily replaces the ads to join military.




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