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Crime Books For Pilots By Indian Writers, Must-Read For Aspiring Aviation Patriots

Crime Books For Pilots By Indian Writers, Must-Read For Aspiring Aviation Patriots


The following 7 crime books for pilots by Indian writers will make you act on ‘Savdhaan Rahiye, Satark Rahiye.’ -Crime Patrol.


The criminal instance in the life of a pilot knocks the door unknowingly. Depending on the circumstances, a pilot has to turn into a conscious warrior, saving the lives on board.


Below is a list of must-read crime books for pilots by Indian writers that are also must-know occurrences in aviation history.

  1. IC 814 Hijacked
  • Authors: Anil K Jaggia and Saurabh Shukla
  • The real story of Indian Airlines Flight 814 hijacked on 24 December 1999.
  • With 176 passengers on board, masked gunmen hijacked the plane In India.
  • The pilot followed the order by flying the aircraft to various locations before ending up in Afghanistan.
  • Flight engineer Anil Kumar Jaggia of the same flight played a fantastic role, recalling the days of being hostage. He helped his senior correspondent in finishing the book.
  • A perfect book to gain insights into the criminal acts of terrorists.
  • Available on Amazon for Rs 138 (Kindle).
  1. Mission Overseas: Daring Operations by the Indian Military (City Plans)
  • Author: Sushant Singh
  • The tales of the male/female warriors saving lives by sacrificing theirs in unfamiliar terror attacks.
  • He covered three significant but forgotten operations in detail: Operation Cactus, Operation Khukri, and Operation Pawan, which you all are unaware of.
  • It is amongst the definite keeps in crime books for pilots by Indian writers. It sheds light on the blood that was shed in Indian aviation history.
  • The book of 216 pages is available on Amazon for Rs 218.
  1. Violence in the Skies: A History of Aircraft Hijacking and Bombing
  • Author: Philip Baum
  • He has given some factual details about shocking crime incidents that happened in the past since 1911.
  • He has put some significant key highlights on how hijackings take place in the real world and the security incidents.
  • He did mention the hijack that happened in the EI AI flight in 1968.
  • A book to learn more about the testimonies by hijackers or crew members to know the exact situation.
  • Available on Amazon for Rs. 560.
  1. The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11

“How would you feel when the giant aircraft is flying towards you?'”

  • Author: Garrett M Graff
  • The book briefs you about 9/11 incidents where on 9 September 2001, Al-Qaeda hijacked 4 planes and bombarded the twin towers Pentagon.
  • The attack killed nearly 3000 lives.
  • Each page-reading will give goosebumps and will make your eyes watery.
  • This is the most horrifying incident ever in the world.
  • The book is available on Amazon for Rs. 1,289.
  1. Watershed 1967: India’s Forgotten Victory Over China by Probal Dasgupta

“Incredible bravery award goes to INDIAAAAAAA!”

  • The conflict between India and China ended in the year 1962 lead to the winning of rivals. But, in 1967, it was a historic victory for India.
  • What were the circumstances faced by Indian troops between 1962 and 1967? 
  • Learn the nail-biting battle scenes.
  • Consisting of thrilling 260 pages, it is available on Amazon for Rs 390.
  1. Death Wasn’t Painful Stories of Indian Fighter Pilots from the 1971 War

    “For Indian fighter pilots, the battlefield is what they are proud of saving their motherland India.”

    • Author: Dhirendra Sing Jafa
    • The book has true stories of our warriors and their timelines. 
    • The writer has mainly focused on the Indian fighter prisoned during the 1971 Indo-Pak/Bangladesh Liberation War.
    • Reading heart-throbbing real stories will force you to visualise the actual scene that happened.
    • Full of emotions, deaths, battle scenes, it is available on Amazon for Rs 419.
  1. Kargil: From Surprise To Victory

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    “The game of snatching leads to India’s victory.”

    • Author: General VP Malik
    • The story is about how the Pakistani Army trespassed Indian borders. India took over the war and won.
    • The Pakistan Army had no other options other than surrendering.
    • Available on Amazon for Rs 402.

Be it these crime books for pilots by Indian writers or any other, such stories are what makes a patriot feel:

“Kar chale hum fida jano tan sathiyo, ab hamare hawale vatan saathiyo…”

Blog Edited By Ritika Gupta

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