Dedication – In Quest of the Last Victory

This book is dedicated to my father
Narain Singh Gulia,
a retired colonel of the Indian Army, whose life too has been a story of
resilience and from whom I have inherited a ‘never-give-up’ attitude
and to my Nanaji (maternal grandfather)
Rati Ram Ahlawat,
whose sincerity, honesty and dedication to his work and the quality of
helping others has been an inspiration to me always.
Contents
Foreword by Milkha Singh ix
Foreword by Vijaya Ghosh xi
Preface xv
1
Coming into Existence 1
2
Training in the Army 29
3
An Appointment with Destiny 47
4
Arduous Journey Back to Life 64
5
Aiming for the Impossible 81
6
Conquering the Death Trap 100
7
Life Thereafter 125
About the Author 131
Photographs follow pg. 32 and pg. 112
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