Fighting Fourth or 4th Battalion, The Kumaon Regiment, raised in 1788, has fought and etched its name in the annals of Indian military history with honour and pride. From fighting the Pindaris to quelling the Boxer Rebellion in Hong Kong, the battalion saw extensive action in both the World Wars and the Indo-Pak War of 1947–48, where the gallant actions of the unit saved Kashmir Valley for the Indian Union and changed the course of history in the region. Brigadier Jasbir presents an intimate, personal account of the glorious history of this fine battalion that has contributed no less than two Chiefs of Staff of the Indian Army and is among the most highly-decorated ones.
Boys of RIMC never really grow up, and happily, the spirit of adventure and mischief lives on, even after many winters have passed. For nearly a century, Rimcollians have done the three Services proud, and the civvy street too. Known for their camaraderie and spirit of never accepting defeat or yielding to any adversary, whether in the battlefield or the playground. Brig Jasbir’s humorous book brings alive how mischievous teenagers are forged into soldiers. He presents a thrilling account of happy days spent by him at the RIMC, Dehradun, from 1962 to 1966.