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Courage and Conviction

An Autobiography
Narrated by: Sagar Arya
Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
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General V. K. Singh served in the Indian Army for 42 years, retiring as Chief of Army Staff on 31 May 2012. His distinguished career saw him on the front lines of combat in the Indo-Pak War of 1971, which led to the creation of Bangladesh, and in Sri Lanka as part of the Indian Peace Keeping Force. 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.

Trained at the National Defence Academy and the Indian Military Academy, V. K. Singh served in regions (and in roles) crucial to India's security. 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. Candid, compelling and occasionally controversial, this is the story of a straight-talking soldier not afraid to stand by his convictions.

©2013 General (Retd.) Vijay Kumar Singh (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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very interesting book

it's an amazing book, writer and narrator both are excellent. 100% recommended to be read by officers in uniform, retired or serving both.

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amazing insight !

general Singh takes you through a roller coaster ride of all the major wars india fought, how the formations work , and finally after putting in 46 years of service in the institution he believed , he takes us through the bureaucratic apathy that is prevalent in the Indian political system. it is very well written and very well read! book is a must for everyone to read

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I wish I had access to this earlier

Lots of life learning experience which can help to build career in any stream.

I have left many opportunities to avoid politics but this book gives me courage to deal with it now.

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Great

Great book. gives an insight in to large number of events related to V K Singh