Jai Hind is a nom de plume; Jai Hind is an emotion; Jai Hind is a salute to a nation – to the brave men and women who serve her and sacrifice their lives for her.

When I started writing the series, I did not think, ‘Why am I doing this?’ Perhaps it was an overactive imagination, an unfulfilled calling or perhaps experiences from another lifetime? I didn’t know which of these reasons fuelled my appetite and kept me dedicated. By the time I finished it, there was only one reason: a tribute to all the fallen soldiers, my brothers and sisters, who have given their lives to protect our way of life and our freedoms.

Ghost Wing Chronicles – Book 1: Offensive Strategies is work of fiction and any resemblance between characters in it and real people or organisations is purely coincidental or for literary effect. Whilst there are references to tactics, weapons, units and locations that allude to existing armed forces, these are purely coincidental and I have taken more than a few leaps of literary imagination for the purpose of this book. The book is not intended to be a 100% accurate tome.

The book uses Hindi in places and I’ve provided the translation for readers not familiar with the language. However, there are certain instances where dialogue makes reference to popular local culture, which may be difficult to understand, and I apologise for this. It wouldn’t be possible to write this book by leaving out the local flavours. It would be much like food without salt!

Further, any inaccuracies (some unintentional, others intentional) in the book are purely my shortcoming and I profusely apologise for these. This is my first attempt at authoring and I can only hope readers will kindly extend to me the opportunity to learn from my mistakes and improve with each future book. I really hope from the bottom of my heart that you enjoy this first book as much as I enjoyed writing it. If you do buy the book and enjoy reading it, please spare a moment to say a silent prayer for the very men and women who have been the inspiration for the series.