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I have now been associated with Frontier India Technology since 2015. The Promoter of this organisation, Mr Joseph P Chacko, first contacted me in January 2015 to seek my help and support in chronicling the history of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy. He was referred to me by my senior colleague and shipmate, Cmde. Ranjit Rai (Retd), who was my XO on INS Nilgiri, the first indigenously built frigate and where I was one of the first batches of Midshipmen, posted on board for sea training. Ranjit Rai had told Mr Joseph Chacko that I was the right person to be contacted in writing the history of the arm.
Thus began a relationship that has endured despite many differences in political beliefs between Joseph and me. We have never let that interfere in our professional relationship like two mature adults. I worked with him on writing the history of the submarine arm of the Indian Navy mainly out of my concern that whatever was written reflected the truth in content and detail in as much as could be put in the public domain. My experience in the field and staff duties at the highest levels was of immense value to his efforts. The result of our labour was the book “Foxtrot to Arihant- The history of the Submarine Arm of the Indian Navy”. This book was on the shelves in June 2015; however, it was officially launched on the 08th of Dec of the same year on the occasion of the Submarine Day in Visakhapatnam, in the presence of the FOC-in-C East, VAdm Satish Soni and Rear Admiral Sanjay Mahindroo, the Flag Officer Submarines. The book de facto has become the official history of the arm and found wide acceptance in the Navy and the Submarine Arm in particular.
Subsequently, our relationship extended to publishing some books of interest to me. He kindly agreed to publish the book “The Role of the President of India”, authored by my late father Prof. Balkrishna, who was the undersecretary to the President of the Constituent Assembly, Dr Rajendra Prasad and later served with him as his Press Attaché when Rajendra Babu was the President of India. We have sent copies of this book to libraries of leading Law schools in the country and the office of the incumbent President of India, Shri Ramnath Kovind. In doing this, he enabled me to publish the typed script, which had been lying for nearly 20 years since 1993, when my father had left this world. So, he was instrumental in fulfilling my late father’s wish.
At his urging, I wrote articles on topical interest in maritime issues and defence. I must candidly state that this endeavour opened a side of me that even I did not realise the potential of. The articles have been very well received by interested members of the fraternity.
After the release of the book on the role of the President, we started work on publishing the biography of my late son, Alyosha Kumar. It occupied our time for most of the year 2016, and we were finally able to launch the book at the Hands of Mr Arnab Goswami, of the Republic World fame, on the 26th of Feb 2017 in Mumbai. Joseph Chacko fully organised the function at ‘Title Waves” a boutique book shop in Bandra and was attended by well over a hundred people. The book is titled “Alyosha, a Blaze like a Shooting Star” and is available on Amazon. The proceeds in profits from the book’s sale were donated to the public charity foundation being run in memory of Alyosha, “The Brave New World Foundation”, registered in Mumbai.
Highly encouraged with the successes that were achieved in these endeavours, Joseph egged me on to write the story of the Indian Navy’s first nuclear submarine INS Chakra, The project of which I was an intrinsic part of from the beginning in 1982 to the end when the boat was returned on completion of the lease to the Soviet Union in Jan 1991. Initially, I was a bit lethargic in getting down to the task, but Joseph was very persevering in urging me on. The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the enforced lockdown as a consequence acted as a catalyst in me sitting down to complete the task. The whole of 2020 went on chronicling the saga of the quest and ultimate acquisition of India’s first nuclear powered attack submarine (SSN). It was also very necessary to do that as my account of it would be a first hand narration of the events that occupied nine years. Further, thirty years had elapsed since the boat was returned in Jan 1991, and nothing had been put to paper to record this epochal event in the history of the Indian Navy and its submarine arm. The book’s actualisation faced many problems because of the disruption of the workforce and timelines in the real world because of the effects of the pandemic and related restrictions. However, I must acknowledge the dogged determination of Mr Chacko and his team in executing the task, which surmounted all the difficulties, and the book came out in Aug 2021. It has been very well received. There are two versions of the book. The coffee table version is in hardcover and a softcover version. Personally, it has been a matter of honour and privilege to author the book as it records a vital chapter in the growth of the Indian Navy and the submarine arm. It would be unforgivable if the story of Chakra 1 had gone untold and had been interned with our bones.
In parallel to these efforts, Joseph has also been publishing on the Frontier India site. Articles are written by me on any issues of interest to the submarines and subjects of the maritime world. A typical example is “Making sense of the naval lexicon” There are many others that can be accessed on the Frontier India portal. I also must acknowledge that this activity has contributed in a great measure in putting my profile as a writer on professional matters in the wider world out there.
In conclusion, I am grateful that Joseph Chacko has helped me in making me an author of sorts. In the bargain, I sincerely hope that the content generated by me has also been of help in the promotion of the Frontier India portal. The relationship has been very sincere, genuine and mutually satisfying. I do wish that it will continue in the years to come. I do wholeheartedly wish Frontier India Technology a bright future and growth and, as they say in the Navy; calm seas and following winds. May it prosper from strength to strength.
I had bought the book FOXTROT TO ARIHANT.
It was a well-researched book, Written with a meticulous effort by JOSEPH P CHACKO. It gives us the evolution of The Indian Navy’s Submarine Arm.
When I bought the Book S71 INS CHAKRA’ Written by my friend Commodore Arun Kumar, I realised both the books were published by FRONTIER INDIA TECHNOLOGY. I became aware that JOSEPH P. CHACKO was the Publisher for both the books. Chacko indeed had a deep knowledge of the Submarines.
I sent him some Articles I had written on Submarine Life. He was enthusiastic and suggested that I compile them into a book.
I did and the book ‘SUBMARINER TALES’ was born.
Frontier India Technology has a special aptitude for Submarine matters.
Joseph P CHACKO is a Submariner at heart.
This book has blossomed under his wings.
It is almost one month since ‘Submarine Propulsion-Muscle Power to Nuclear’ was launched on September 18, by The Chairman of Atomic Energy. This is to convey my thanks to you, as I get feedback from my friends and former colleagues who attended the function and bought the books. They are very happy about the getup, cover and printing. The only negative comment from a few was that the size of the book/cover/pages is large thus reducing the thickness; because of which, it gets folded.
I am lucky that we met and we decided to do this book together, right from the beginning, you coaxed me to write. Your idea of getting contributions from authors from other countries was unique and, in my opinion, very innovative.
Your contacts with the journalists were a big help; in particular the invitation I got to interact with them at Mumbai Press Club, where I could explain to them the nuclear submarine being an instrument of deterrence instead of an instrument of power.
With regards and best wishes, maybe we should do one more book together.