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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So, what had prompted this sudden interest in TSD back in ? The Question Why and the Northeast Trilogy. Open Preview See a Problem? While it v expected that some real lessons from experiences would be highlighted, it turned out to be more of a cribbing session. Singh served with both the 2nd and 25th Battalion of the Rajput Regiment.

Even when discussing contentious issues the author does not go for the jugular but exercises restraint while describing various knotty Can you expect juniors to trust such unethical seniors? Now that you are not shackled by uniform and your yourself are in politics what steps have you taken to tackle and improve our position both countrymen and specifically soldiers and officers.

Add 3 Items to Cart. A blockbuster year for the Tamil film industry. He raises questions all along be it the defence postures, coviction, the military purchase and acquisition process, the land mafias, the politico national integrity As usual the author couldn’t refrain from some self defence points to counter the controversies that surround him but that was inevitable i guess.

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Last three chapters bring into stark focus the fact that politicking by politicians and bureaucrats have done irretrievable damage to Indian armed forces and some of these actions border on the lines of high treason. My question from you sir, now you have highlighted all what is wrong with bureaucracy, and how its effecting functioning of our Armed Forces, being in government now are we expecting som Luckily I read this book just when things related to Indian Army in Kashmir is all over news, while media successfully creating an image of mistrust between civilians and their guardians.


Kudos to general V. From his early days as company commander on the Line of Control in Poonch to commanding elite formations Victor Force in Jammu and Kashmir and the vast Eastern Command that 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 Singh’s story makes for fascinating listening.

Singh has seen many an adventure and challenge — all of which are penned in this autobiography. Considered one of the world’s foremost experts in counterinsurgency 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.

Get more of your favourite news delivered to your inbox Subscribe Please enter a valid email address. 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. Get to Know Us. The efficiency of our army is only possible beca General 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.

Nov 21, Rajat Yadav rated it really liked it. In Maharashtra, it appears the rural jobs scheme is being implemented on paper alone. Pained to find about the corruption in Indian army at highest levels. This article is closed for comments. Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw: Singh gives you some deep insight in the life of an army officer.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Gives a worrying picture of how senior officers in the armed forces are constantly harassed by top bureaucrats.

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Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography

Almost to a man, our boys dug into their kit bags and gave the Pakistanis whatever they could find, a cuorage men even sharing their water canteens. He recalls his early days in the Army when he was appointed as the company commander on the LOC in Poonch, to his later of days when he was commanding and leading the most elite regiments in Jammu and Kashmir and the vast eastern Command.

I am going to read this a second time. Considered one of the world’s foremost experts in counterinsurgency operati General V. The Question Whyand the Northeast Trilogy. A Military History, Arjun Subramaniam 4. An exceptionally well written book. I wish the General a long life and hope he is sigh to achieve his goals in his political carrier. He also successfully completed two international courses which were badge of honor for any army officer in the world.

Anik Raghubanshi rated it it was amazing Feb 18, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author narrates how his career may have ended amd a Brigadier, as the promotion board had passed him over for promotion to the rank of Major General. If the bureaucratic-politico nexus is as he makes it out to be siingh, then serious institutional reforms are warranted.

Gen VKS is no ordinary soldier – he was consistently the cream of his class whether at training at premier institutes in India and the US or in commanding formations. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Show details Buy the selected items siingh This item: This is the first time I am reviewing it before completely reading it. Buy the selected items together This item: