I have always been curious about the lives of Armed Forces personnel. I used to wonder how they could be so dedicated and sincere. Who would be willing to sacrifice their life for their profession? Most of the time, they are on duty, and I often wondered how their families managed without them, especially during festivals and important family gatherings. This book has been an eye-opener for me, as it provided answers to many of my questions. The detailed descriptions of the culture and traditions of the Indian Army are seamlessly woven into the story. I couldn't help but get goosebumps while reading the chapters about the Kargil war. Normally, I find it difficult to finish a book, but I couldn't stop reading this one. I am glad that I bought it based on the reviews I read on Amazon. This book is packed with powerful details about the Army and the Kargil War. Thank you, Shikha Akhilesh, for sharing your memoir with us in the form of the book "Nation First."