A SOLDIER'S GENERAL

A SOLDIER'S GENERAL (English, Hardcover, Singh, General (Retd.) J. J.)

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A SOLDIER'S GENERAL  (English, Hardcover, Singh, General (Retd.) J. J.)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN: 9789350291337, 9350291339
Description
In this engrossing book, General Singh gives us insights into how decisions about the nations security are taken at the highest levels of government, whether it is Siachen, the conduct of war (Kargil) or the massing of troops on the border (Operation Parakaram). General Singh also addresses some controversial issues, including the irresponsible communal spin given to a case linked to the age issue of the last army chief, which had the potential to rupture the secular and apolitical fabric of the armed forces.

Bringing alive the charm and adventure of an army life lived to the full, General Singh also gives us astute analysis of many critical issues: the challenges from Pakistan and China, the threats of terrorism, insurgency and Naxalism, the importance of military diplomacy, and the way forward for the armed forces in a rapidly changing world.

About the Author
General J.J. Singh a highly decorated soldier, has served as the chief of army staff and the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee. During his forty-seven year stint in the army, he commanded two infantry battalions, and was closely associated with the planning and execution of the Kargil War at the army headquarters. After retirement, he was appointed as the governor of Arunachal Pradesh and has has received a number of civilian honours and awards for his outstanding leadership.
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  • 621.0 Grams
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5

Great Book by a Great Army man

The book tells his experience in working in the Great Indian Army.A must read book for those interested in Indian Army
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PRADEEPAN N

Certified Buyer, Calicut

25 Jul, 2014

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Insightful but could have been more

The general details his experiences of the counter insurgency ops in J & K. But two things stand out as omissions:
1. Being the first Sikh chief, the general could have spoken about what the rank and file of Sikh soldiers felt during the 1984 period, when Blue Star was on.

2. The general glosses over the 1965 and 1971 wars. Even if he was not involved in ops, he was involved in planning. Details would have been welcome.

The other thing is that the general is full of praise of many officers...
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Arjun Kumar

30 Oct, 2012

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Enjoying read..

The Book is an ejoying reading experience. Interesting part is Gen JJ has summed up others views about him which makes it not just one sided. He imparts leadership lessons from the field and instils into even the average Indian (me) the pride of an army which is apolitical and professional!
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Abhilash Gopalakrishnan

28 Aug, 2012

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Terrible and avoidable.

Terrible and avoidable.

The author, General Singh is on an unabashed self promotion trip. The book is full of pompous preaching, and self chest thumping.

A wonderful opportunity lost.

A soldiers reminisces and experiences are enlightening for all sections of society, and their penning down needs to be healthily encouraged. However the actual writing and drafting should be left to professional writers, as the Army man is not professionally versed in the fine art of writing and editing novel...
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Rajeshwar Singh

Certified Buyer, Haldwani

1 Jun, 2014

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Nice read

Good account of Mr J J Singh's life. One shortcoming though; how can every officer be "outstanding" of "magnificent"! An autobiography is not juicy enough if it doesn't have anything controversial in it.
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Kapil Paliwal

Certified Buyer, Kanpur

4 Feb, 2014

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Nice Book

Gen Singh has written it nicely. It would have been better if he had explained more about the things which happened in Kargil when he was the ADGMO.
Overall, its a nice read.
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Krishnaprasad Iyer

Certified Buyer, Chennai

15 Dec, 2013

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