Captain Kohli weaves a compelling story of the heroic accounts of officers and men of the Indian Navy on the high seas, around the North and South Poles and up in the mighty Himalayas, spanning the past six decades. The leader of India’s first successful Everest expedition and father of Indian adventure, he chronicles the entire saga of Indian Navy adventures since 1954, in one volume.Written in lucid style “Sea to Mountains” gives glimpses of the exciting and enjoyable life in the Indian Navy. It will not only become an abiding companion to the men and women of the Indian Navy but will inspire several youth in India to seek a thrilling career in the Indian Navy. Above all, this book should attract all those interested in sea, mountains and adventure.
At the age of seven he crossed a river and climbed the 2,000 feet high peak immortalized by his ancestors in 1824 who were executed by the Afghan rebels during the conquest of North West Frontier by General Hari Singh Nalwa. At the age of fifteen, he saw his native town of Haripur burnt to ashes and the entire population annihilated. After harrowing journey of two months, witnessing massacre of over 4,000 displaced persons in two trains, encountering death at every step, finally saved by his family friend Ayub Khan (later to become Field Marshal and President of Pakistan), he staggered into Delhi barefooted and in tattered clothes but full of joy to breathe air of freedom.