Book Name:- Baaz
Book Author:- Anuja Chauhan
“Why do they call you Baaz?”
‘It means falcon,’ he replies solemnly. ‘Or bird of prey. Because I swoop down on the enemy planes just like a Baaz would.’
Then he grins. The grey eyes sparkle.
‘It’s also short for bastard.’
1971. The USSR-backed India-Mukti Bahini alliance is on the brink of war against the America-aided Pakistani forces. As the Cold War threatens to turn red hot, handsome, Ishaan Faujdaar, a farm boy from Chakkahera, Haryana, is elated to be in the IAF, flying the Gnat, a tiny fighter plane nicknamed “Sabre Slayer” for the devastation it has wrecked in the ranks of Pakistan’s F-86 Sabre Squadrons.