Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography is an autobiographical book by Indian General Vijay Kumar Singh. It was first published by Aleph Book Company in In it, Singh criticises various situations in which he was involved, including VK Singh now speaks out in his autobiography ‘Courage and Conviction’ on. Courage and Conviction has ratings and 15 reviews. Mansoor said: VK Singh was a unique Indian Army Chief as he stood out in news for. Courage and Conviction has 1 rating and 0 reviews. General V. K. Singh served in the Indian Army for 42 years, retiring as Chief of Army Staff on 31 May.
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Our forces would have been different if our leaders at the beginning would have seen them as an opportunity rather as a threat.
Autobiography: Courage and Conviction, General V.K. Singh
It is a travesty that public life in India has sunk so low that treason is lauded and patriots are hounded. Hoping that his story would serve a purpose, wondering whether mere words are enough, the author ends his book with a quote from Solzhenitsyn: If you don’t get along with your senior then he will make your life unbearably miserable until you completely breakdown or get transferred to other unit or post.
He was the first commando to be promoted general. I don’t know why you have only 5 stars. Somewhat poorly written, I was often times wondering what the link of a sentence was to the previous sentence. Rajasekharan rated it really liked it Oct 02, Awesome book which not only gives the current state of the country but the people leading it.
The author narrates how his career may have ended as a Brigadier, as the promotion board had passed him over for promotion to the rank of Major General. I would like to appreciate for the selection of words and bringing to fore the failing democracy and its reasons.
As per him, he had stirred the hornet’s nest, and was being punished. At the same time it brings out hollowness of our systems. He was just staring at them. May 11, Subhro rated it it was amazing.
Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography by General V. K. Singh
The bureaucrats and politicians gives no value to the men who fight for the country, they have build nexus to create more and more troubles for e Read this book because wanted to know more about army men and their life. In Maharashtra, it appears the rural jobs scheme is being implemented on paper v. His distinguished career saw him on the front lines of combat in the Indo-Pak War ofwhich led to the creation of Bangladesh, and in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Aug 07, Prabhu rated it did not like it. It gives a unique insight to almost four decades of Indian Military and the events it was engaged in.
Though, my reason for reading his autobiography was none of it, I was more curious to know about life in the forces and how on earth our Army works so efficiently with so much of constraints in the budget and with outdated weaponry.
I have yet to see Generals catching the bull by its balls. It chronicles the career of an officer from NDA cadet to army chief like no vonviction Indian military book that I have read does.
Certified BuyerAgra. As war hysteria build up, a Corps Commander asked the Army Chief a pertinent question: Customers who viewed this item also viewed. It was natural for me to seek out his autobiography to know of his times and ideas.
Certified BuyerConvictkon District. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw: The town has tried in vain convkction emerge as anything but a disputed site that divides religious communities. Brijesh sequeira rated it did not like it Dec 15, The captain burst into tears.
Considered one of the world’s foremost experts in counter-insurgency operations, he is also known for the principled stand he took on many issues during his tenure, from arms procurement to the deployment of the army against the Maoists.
An Autobiography by V. Singh with Kunal Verma Publisher: Autobiographies, memoirs, self-help books filled shelves in Gen VK Singh’s autobiography is a must for any student of Indian military history. Yeh hamare level pe hota hain Fear means being afraid and this happens at our level, to soldiers Panik [panic] unche darje ka dar hota hain jo officer level pe hota hai Panic is a higher level of fear which happens to officers The author writes from the heart and this lends a sense of authenticity to his writing.
Your book indirectly put you back in courtroom this time in front of public where common people will be judging you that a person who was speaking too loudly against govt. An Autobiography by General V. His passion for the ordinary soldier and conviction to do what is right bleeds through.
His propensity to get into trouble with the media is because he acts like a soldier – straight talking and holding no punches – exactly what we need from our soldiers. Singh has always been blatantly honest about his views and in the book he writes about instances when he had to take a firm stand on many issues, from deployment of the army against the Maoists to procurement of arms. This article is closed for comments.
No trivia or quizzes yet. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The operation against Sikhs in Amritsar is coudage adn along with it the procedural fault lines and objections of author against it are frankly put up which i think is a brave attempt.
Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography
From his early days as company commander on the Line of Control in Poonch, to commanding elite formationsVictor Force in Jammu and Kashmir and the vast Eastern Command xonviction shares international boundaries with Nepal, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Bangladesh to his experience of military operations and exercises such as Blue Star, Brasstacks and Trident, General Singhs story makes for fascinating reading.
Jan 15, Mansoor Azam rated it liked it. The New Year heralds an election season marked by yearning, anger, uncertainty — and above all, hope.
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