Military literature is packed with jottings of service officers who get bloodied in battle – those who lead, perform and sometimes die, to bring victory and glory to their regiment and the country. This book is a complex amalgam of military musings over the past 37 years and pieced together with some storyline adhesive of the first-hand account of a frontline combat soldier, Colonel Madhur Goyal, SM, who led his men into “glacial warfare” and numerous “counter-terrorist operations.” He says, “There were abundant occasions when there was no reason for me to come out alive.” The officer was suitably awarded for indomitable courage and conspicuous bravery with a Gallantry award.
This autobiographical account will delight the readers with its anecdotal content and a huge amount of information contained in it, which even mirrors the military journey of every Indian Army officer. A must-read for youngsters who aspire to join the forces, for military spouses to get an insight into their husbands’ life and for young girls to passionately lookout for a future companion in military uniform. Wayfare of a Soldier is like a symphony played by an orchestra with many artists and with Madhur as the protagonist.