Born to his parents Joseph Olikara and Annamma Joseph in 1941 at Thottakad (Kottayam) and was educated in MT Seminary Kottayam, UC College Aluva and MA College Kothamangalam. Got commissioned into the Indian Army in 1963 and actively participated in the 1965 Indo-Pak war with the 14 Rajput Regiment was permanently transferred to the Assam Rifles in 1969 from where he retired in 1988. While in Assam Rifles he did long tenures with its various units and headquarters in Sikkim, Mizoram, Nagaland and Manipur. He is now leading a retired life in Trivandrum, Kerala, India. Sheela M. Olikara (Wife), Manoj M. Olikara (Son), Goheela M. Olikara (Daughter-in-law), Rohan M. Olikara (Grandson). Author can be contacted on (+91) 98 47 232 102.
Soldierly Wisdom and Wits
A book compiled of 14 episodes based on real life happenings written by the author much after retirement from the armed forces.
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