Pasighat, India

Group Captain Mohonto Panging is a retired Fighter Pilot and hails from Arunachal Pradesh. Having flown over 3300 Hours on various aircraft like Sukhoi-30MKI, Jaguar, Hunter, Mig-29 etc he has the distinction of being the only person from North East India to Command a Sukhoi-30 Squadron. He has also been decorated with the Presidential Award – the Vayu Sena Medal (VM). He is a post graduate and is widely travelled, attending various courses in India and abroad. Having flown extensively over North East India, he has a bird’s eye view of the region.


Kéérook and Other Stories from North East India is a collection of ten fictional short stories based on lives and livelihoods of the people living in the region. The stories narrate tales about the unique way of life, customs and traditions of people habitating an area with similar terrain, weather, flora and fauna called North East India. A few stories are based on recent geo-political events related to people from North East India vis-à-vis mainland India. The stories in the book go a long way in helping understanding the ethos of North East India. A ‘Should Read’ for a fine pe...

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