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Let the tigers roar

Image by law_keven via Flickr Late Gen BC Joshi was undoubtedly one of the most visionary chief Indian Army has had. The Rashtriya Rifles, residential Army Public Schools and Professional Institutes for the wards of servicemen are some of the outcomes of his vision. Amongst the policy guidelines promulgated by him on assuming office as the chief was the one on the status of Commanding Officers. Here was one general who realized the pivotal role played by the COs within the organisational framework of the Army. He therefore mandated that they be enabled, empowered and accorded the status due to them as Commanding Officers. A small but very visible indicator of this was that the signs that used to read “Flag Cars Only” were amended across the army to say “Flag … Read entire article »

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Internal Deficiencies?

Image by baxiabhishek via Flickr Assistant Commandant GP Singh of CRPF has written a letter to the Army Chief, expressing his ‘annoyance’ at the latter’s remarks in the aftermath of the Dantewala massacre. As per an item in the Pioneer newspaper, the officer citing limited success of several joint operations of the Army and CRPF in Punjab, J&K, North East and Sri Lanka, opines that such failures are not due to training deficiencies, but other reasons.  He talks about the Chief’s remarks ‘disturbing his inner soul’. He goes on to say that “every organisation has merits and deficiencies.” A positive view of the emotional outpouring of the officer is that such feeling of loyalty and ‘josh’ for one’s outfit is an extremely good sign. Pride for one’s unit and organisation is a … Read entire article »

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