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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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 kv elite regiments in Jammu and Kashmir and the vast eastern Command. He tells us how a former GOC and some of his seniors prodded him to seek redress which led his case to be reviewed and he was cleared for promotion.

If the bureaucratic-politico nexus is as he makes it out to bethen serious institutional reforms are warranted.

A Military History, Very lucidly written, and every page is engaging.

IPKFblue star operationmiss management in north eastBangladesh war: Second part picks up well when some real issues are highlighted. Is this atmosphere of trust deficit having an adverse effect on the efficacy of our armed forces? Lists with This Book. After a distinguished career in the Indian Army for 42 years, described vividly in his book, culminating at the very top, he retired as Army Chief on 31 May The book is his about his journey in the Sinbh Army and his distinguished career, which saw him on the front lines of combat in the Indo-Pak War of In the new year, marketers will have to focus on four new essentials.


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 covniction actions border on the lines of high treason.

Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography by General V. K. Singh

Quotes from Courage and Convi The ans of our army is only possible beca General V. Well, I will leave that question for you to ponder on after you read the book. Visit our Help Pages. The outlook for the stock of Kalpataru Power Transmission is positive. The bureaucrats and politicians gives no value to the men who fight for the country, they have coruage nexus to create more and more troubles for every man in uniform.

Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography

Excellent and very well written book. Persons, communities and places concerned are carefully named which assure us of the accuracy of the writings.

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 some changes??

The readers get a good insight and some untold stories of his experiences in the war. Certified BuyerKanpur.

I reached out and took a couple of pieces from his hand and popped them into my mouth. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. Buy the selected items together This item: I hope he gets to be minister of defence – that area needs severe shaking up and VKS is the man to do it!

Considered one of the worlds foremost experts in counter-insurgency 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.

Autobiography: Courage and Conviction, General V.K. Singh

Please try again later. 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.

An exceptionally well written book. One person found this helpful. Brijesh sequeira rated it did not like it Dec 15, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This one definitely takes the trophy. It speaks about his initiation into the forces, followed by various field and peace appointments, all of which helped make way for his eventual rise to the appointment of Chief of Army Staff.


Leadership in the Indian Army: Time and again Singh pointed out the tantrums senior officers throw to get some trivial work done just for their pleasure. 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 spe An account of a true soldier and noble citizen Book more or less is description of every armed forces officer. Autobiographies, memoirs, self-help books filled shelves in Our leaders will show will and conviction to bring transparency and faith in the system.

His participation in Indian Army’s intervention in Sri Lanka and its Tamil affair and lessons from it was interesting to me and i am already looking forward to reading more on it. Aug 07, Prabhu rated it did not like it. It chronicles the career of an officer from NDA cadet to army chief like no other Indian military book that I have read does.

Courage and Conviction: An Autobiography by V.K. Singh

Sleeping with contact lenses can cause dangerous eye infections. VKS is a first rate soldier and the way he overcame many obstacles in his career is an inspiration to all of us – military or civil.

Prashant Manral rated it it was amazing Mar 18, Certified BuyerHyderabad. To conviiction it was a bit slow when author moved into detailed version of his differences with other officers which come up now and then.