Courage and Conviction - An Autobiography
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Courage and Conviction - An Autobiography (English, Hardcover, Kunal Verma, V. K. Singh)

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Courage and Conviction - An Autobiography  (English, Hardcover, Kunal Verma, V. K. Singh)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: ALEPH
  • ISBN: 9789382277576, 9382277579
  • Edition: 2013
  • Pages: 396
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Courage and Conviction is a tell-all autobiography of General V. K. Singh, who served in the Indian Army for forty-two long years and retired as the Chief of Army Staff on 31st May, 2012.

Summary

The book is his about his journey in the Indian Army and his distinguished career, which saw him on the front lines of combat in the Indo-Pak War of 1971. The readers get a good insight and some untold stories of his experiences in the war. He was also a part of the Peace Keeping Force sent to Sri Lanka. General V. K. 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.

V. K. Singh was trained at the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy. He has served in some of the most crucial and important regions of the country. 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. He also writes about his experiences in military operations like the Blue Star movement and Brasstacks and Trident. His life story is truly inspirational and makes an amazing read. He has been very direct, compelling and sometimes a little controversial in this book and has never been afraid to stand by his convictions.

About V. K. Singh

General Vijay Kumar Singh is a retired general of the Indian Army, who served as the 26th Chief of Army Staff. He was the first commando to be promoted general. He was also the first serving Indian military chief to take the Government to court. He is the first Indian armed forces officer to be inducted into the United States Army War College. He has been been honored with numerous Medals, from the Param Vishisht Seva Medal to the Yudh Seva Medal for his distinguished service during Operation Pawan.

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Book Details
Publication Year
  • 2013 November
Book Type
  • Non Fiction Book
Contributors
Authored By
  • Kunal Verma, V. K. Singh
Dimensions
Width
  • 6 inch
Height
  • 9 inch
Ratings & Reviews
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A SOLDIER'S STORY - ENGROSSING AND INSIGHTFUL

It is an interesting life story of a distinguished soldier narrated in simple down-to-earth style which makes the book easy to read and engrossing – yes, I found “Courage and Conviction” immensely readable and I would say that this book has seamless “Page Turning Quality (PTQ)”.
“Courage and Conviction” is certainly candid, but I did not find it controversial.
Even when discussing contentious issues the author does not go for the jugular but exercises restraint while describing various knotty...
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Vikram Karve

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Nov, 2013

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excellent book by a person who actually has courage of conviction

First of all I was a lucky one to get an autographed copy

About the book

a) Book is written in extremely simple language so that anyone can read and understand clearly, even without any military background.

b) It is evident from the book that General was Honest and Straightforward from his school days. He has carried these qualities all along and stood for it.

c) He has very clearly stated at every step, rank, appointment or situation he has shown both courage and conviction which probab...
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Deepak Bhat

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Dec, 2013

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the General's life story will be an encouragement and inspiration for many. Not many people can stand up nagainst the government while being in it.
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bhavesh

Nov, 2013

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Indian Army Bible

This book is awesome. A must read for everyone. It's just like Bible for any Indian Army fan. But Lt. Gen. KT Parnaik's name is mispelled in the pictures.
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Ashish Gurung

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Dec, 2013

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Courage & Conviction Indeed!!

An honest, straightforward account of a soldiers life. He puts across the most challenging aspects of soldering as simply a part of the job; just doing his duty. Even the daunting & prestigious Ranger Course is narrated with ought theatrics or a self pat on the back.Going beyond the call of duty Gen.Singh truly lives up to the credo 'Nation before Self'.

This is also the story of a soldiers fight against the system, against bureaucratic apathy, corruption and indifference to national securi...
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Pritish Pandey

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Dec, 2013

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Terrific

wanna know anything about army?
here it is!
best book for the ones interested in army stuff.
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abhijeet kamal

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Just wow!

This book by my ideal person Gen. V.K. SINGH (Retd.) is like a mirror of army and its working. how beaurocrats of our country keeping stronghold on politics and every system in governments. He always tried and tested some reforms during his tenureship and he explained it in this book. every youth, who wants to implement some changes in system and wants to creat a flawless image of india on international level, should read this. i had studied this book but want to study it again. please buy th...
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Mritunjay Kumar

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Terrific purchase

worth buying.
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ANIMESH KUMAR DWIVEDI

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Fabulous!

superb
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Vinu Darshan Dhoni

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Good choice

nice book
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Seema Rastogi

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