Lieutenant Colonel MK Gupta, Author
Born on 23rd October 1946 in village Madhabi, Dhaka District, of undivided India prior to partition. Moved into Kolkata in 1950 graduated from Kolkata and joined OTA on 13th April 1968 and commissioned in 12 Jan 1969.I joined 9 Sikh. Had the privilege to participate in the Indo-Pak war 1971 in Naogan Sector under 104 Brigade, 19 Division. Our battalion was the only unit which captured 45 sqkm under the Division.
I then participated in Op-Pawan in 1987 and captured over half the Jaffna Town within 5 days of landing at Pallali airport with barely a strength of 220 to start with which reduced to 180 in no time. I held various A, Q and G staff appointment fromBrigade to command level. I have authored two books; Sri Lanka Misadventure, coauthored with Col Gautam Das and Birth of a Nation on Bangladesh war of 1971.Presently having a retired life at Pune.