It was one of the most daring operations ever launched by the Indian armed forces: an attempted coup d’etat in the Maldives in November 1988, a desperate SOS from its President and Indian PM Rajiv Gandhi’s swift decision to come to his aid. Sushant Singh’s gripping account has a cast of characters that includes a flamboyant brigadier, a bemused ambassador, a daredevil bunch of paratroopers and ace pilots and an intrepid navy captain, who come together to do the impossible.

Listen to this short excerpt from the book, read by theatre artist and founder of Seeksherpa Dhruv Raj Gupta:


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