"I cannot respond to your love". "Why not?" asked the girl.
"Because the life of a patriot is most uncertain. His dangerous duties may at any time lead to death".
The girl was not perturbed on this she rather had a philosophic smile on her lips - "My Japanese mother used to tell me since life is always short -one should fall in love at first opportunity - lest death may knock at any lime and you may repent having missed the greatest of sentiments -LOVE - in this life."
He had no answer to this convincing wisdom of the East. He was touched by the sentiment, but managed not to reveal his emotions till he left Japan.
Meenakshi Mehta was the daughter of a Japanese mother and an Indian father, and Sunil had come to Japan to learn the art of Judo, karate and a few more tricks essential for a spy.
Sunil thought that he had done good to the girl by not responding to her love, and believed that she might forget him after some time; but Fate again brought them together in Beirut and he found that Meenakshi had kept up that flame alive in her heart.
What amazed him more was the fact that she was also a spy belonging to the same group of Indian patriots who were engaged in a grim struggle against the enemy agents who had established their secret headquarters on Indian soil, and were engaged in smuggling arms and ammunition in India, which helped them in their activities of espionage, such as blowing up military trains, spreading enemy propaganda in the country and inciting violence and creating communal riots so as to disrupt the public life of the greatest democracy of Asis.
ANKHEN (THE EYES) is the story of that great adventure of a brave batch of Indian patriots, some of whom had to make the supreme sacrifice It 'is the story of Human Greatness and Human Weakness, of brave heroes and treacherous sleuths, a story of a helpless mother who would do anything to save her child, and of a great father who could kill his own son for the sake of his country.
The romantic path of love and the dangerous path or duty run parallel till the story reaches the point when both the paths merge into one - of Eternal Love.