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26 Comments on "General Bikram Singh Takes Over As India’s New Army Chief Today"

Mr. Ra
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Mr. Ra
3 years 11 months ago

I have hardly seen that a good orator is also a real good executive. I hope I am wrong this time.

As for as the quantity and qualities of his aspirations are concerned, they may need another 50 years more to get accomplished. Hope he fulfills them within his own tenure.

Wishing him all the best for a chain of successes.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Congratulations and May God bless you and India in its endeavors.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Blog quality heading south…

vinodh
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vinodh
3 years 11 months ago

All prayers to give General Bikki the wisdom and courage to protect and save India in the light of the fact we have politicians who will sell us ouy at the first oppurtunity.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

that asshole was a scum and corrupt , A UN report just came in that that bikram singh was the commander of the Indian troops on the UN mission in Congo , Indian troops sold their arms to rebels for gold and ivory , rebel leader was a frequent visitor to the army base . The UN report also alleges that Indian troops were also involved in thefts .

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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
After reading all the angst against Gen Bikram Singh's appointment as the army chief, one gets the feeling that these articles are somewhat anti-sikh.Surely generals before Gen JJ Singh and now Gen Bikram Singh, have had greater powers that have played a role, while the Sikh officers have suffered.This anti sikh feeling of the sarkari establishment, specially of the Congress perhaps stemmed from the distrust the sikh princes earned because they sided with the british and tried their best to keep their lands and kingdoms from being assimilated into Sardar Patel's land reforms plan. Such has been the Congress's distrust… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Just a PR exercise by the army PRO. Similar to the one when our new VP joined.

Shiv please don't fall prey to such PRO

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Gen.Bikram Singh in his exclusive interview has said that China is not our enemy rather a competitior. Then the question arises that who is our enemy. Thousand acres of area in ladakh and arunachal are under illegal occupation of China and still they are not our enemy. Then according to him what is the definition of an enemy. If India has no enemy then there is no need to maintain a standing army.

jaguar tiger
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3 years 11 months ago
This is is in reply for that coward anonymous person who wants to take side of BIKRAM SINGH but afraid to reveal his identity,by raising "SIKH COMMUNITY" card you have shown what low level person you are, we do not respect sikh or any other religion, we respect the person, his thoughts, his karmas, and as far as i remember i respect BHAGAT SINGH. This general and X-Gen J. J Singh are a shame for Indian Army . They both have played a dirty game of communal-ism and religion politics. I am ashamed that people like Bikram Singh, J J… Read more »
the terminator
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the terminator
3 years 11 months ago

Let us not bring in ethnicity, race, regionalism into the Armed Forces. Members of the Armed Forces do no see their colour or creed in the midst of firefight. An Indian serving the country does not see himself as representing the rajputs, jats, sikhs or any other subgroups in India. First and foremost he is an Indian and let us leave it that way.

Only when it comes to promotions all these ramifications come to the fore and it is brought up by vested interests in the Armed Forces and the corrupted politicians who have nothing better to do.

Tarik
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Tarik
3 years 11 months ago
Historical wrong being cleared up? Are you kidding? The sikh punjabi lobby in the Army has existed for ages and has been running things for decades..in recent years with MMS, its politicking is overt..VP Malik, NC Vij, JJ Singh, Deepak Kapoor, Bikram Singh, Dalbir Suhag…and of these one was pretty vapid (Malik), Vij was a seat warmer, less said about JJ and Deepak the better…and now, Bikram and Suhag are also embroiled in controversy…the Congo stuff is a huge blot on Bikram Singh.. and Suhag's NE sojourn is reportedly per media pretty dirty.. so the UPA or rather the Congress… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

My greetings to being appointed to the office of the chief of army staff. Now let's get cracking shall we ?
Hope the bar will be set only higher and not lower. Lot's of anticipation and expectations from you sir to perform.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
@Anon 5.46 PM Contrary to your claim that Sikhs have been discriminated in the armed forces, actually the armed forces, particularly the Indian Army has been dominated by the Sikhs and other communities that sided with the British till this day. The Indian Army has pretty much retained it's colonial past. You only have to look at their numbers to know the reality. Prosperity of some states and even a country depends purely on the number of recruits from these places. It is due to colonial mindset of our Army's top brass that 7 regiments of Nepalese are still continuing… Read more »
Ridoy
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3 years 11 months ago

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Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

The Indian Army is bigger than anyone one person who leads it. Let's keep it at that.

Different perceptions & perspectives apart, the Men in Uniform have a job to do. I wish the Insittution all the very best.

God bless India!

sports funia
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3 years 11 months ago

nice work

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
to all and sundry, there is no sikh lobby in the army!..the army is purely voluntary…and those who do well do well almost invariably on the basis of their sheet grit and courage etc… if sikhs have done well it is because they serve voluntarily and show their mettle when they serve..instead of talking of lobby etc..we should respect the fact that sikhs are the 'steel' in the army..and the enemy knows it… sikh regiments (along with gurkhas, jat and a few others) are the most feared from the enemy's perspective…and there is a reason for that….lest that not be… Read more »
Rahul
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3 years 11 months ago

i wd like to join in the chorus of welcome. General Bikram singh has a formidable track record. This itself is a big boost to the nation's morale. It is heartening that the General has listed effective human resources Mgmt as a priority. Hopefully, he will introduce modern methods of management in the defence organizations. Perhaps he may like to address the issue of remoteness and inaccessibility between men in uniform and the non-military civil society.

Rahul
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3 years 11 months ago

i wd like to join in the chorus of welcome. General Bikram singh has a formidable track record. This itself is a big boost to the nation's morale. It is heartening that the General has listed effective human resources Mgmt as a priority. Hopefully, he will introduce modern methods of management in the defence organizations. Perhaps he may like to address the issue of remoteness and inaccessibility between men in uniform and the non-military civil society.

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
Anon 7.13 PM Our enemies i.e. Pakistanis and Chinese, are not "afraid" of "Sikhs, Gurkhas, Jats etc." as modern warfare is not won by boots on the ground but by formidable technology. Our Army was unable to recapture the hills we had lost in the initial phase of the Kargil war. It was the Israeli laser guided bombs which saved our asses. If you talk about valor, then the Tamils are no less formidable when it comes to military prowess. Just check out what their ragtag militia of kids and women did to our's and SriLanka's Army. Lobbies are there… Read more »
Anonymous
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3 years 11 months ago
anony 9:53pm don't talk shit. if the tamils are so brave why dont they join the indian army in greater numbers?….what's stopping them?..same for folks from other states…..?…..its an open army..anyone can join…. the LTTE that you referred to is not a good comparison..it is a militant/insurgent/terrorist orgn…recruits join not coz they are brave..but coz they are indoctrinated into the LTTE creed…u cant compare insurgent groups with a professional army. period. btw, the laser guided bombs didn't capture the hills in kargil..it just made it easier for the troops to capture the hills….i personally know folks in the infantry who… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
to 9:53 PM, Let me add: Yes, the LTTE massacred the Indian army in operation pawan..but that was because a) the LTTE was not 'ragtag'…they were a formidable insurgent group with better equipment (e.g. AK-47s etc. versus our obsolete SLRs)for close quarter battles – as you encounter in an insurgency type situation, b) they were masters of guerrilla warfare…our army was not really trained for it…..and c) this is most important – our army was fighting with one hand tied behind its back…i.e. we could not use our full military force, could not fire first etc..had very limited and constrained… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago
@Anon 5.08 PM Getting angry are we?? Sign of desperation. They can't join bcoz the so called "Indian" Army won't recruit them. It is as "open" as uber corrupt Govt of "India", which is ruled by a select coterie of bureaucrats, politicians and businessmen belonging to a particular region of the country. It is "democracy" only for the namesake. Why is more than 80% of the country witnessing some kind of internal revolt?? Which part of the country is calm?? Those are the regions and it's people who are the real power center and the people who decides how and… Read more »
Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

to anony @ 9:13 PM

I think you should refrain from commenting on this blog – you clearly are someone who sits behind a desk and reads time magazine and copies punchline statements from it…without having any knowledge of weapons, or warfare….and by doing this do dishonor all those who serve in uniform.

Where ignorance is bliss it is folly to be wise.

enjoy your ignorant state

Anonymous
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Anonymous
3 years 11 months ago

Please distinguish the Sikhs from the Punjabis. Sikhs are Punjabis, but all punjabis are not sikhs.
Punjabis include hindus (Arya Punjabis and Sikhs)

Punjabi lobby exists, and is well known, but sikhs have never had a lobby. And I agree with the earlier poster that sikhs have served the nation fearlessly but have not been represented at the top post.

Distinguish the sikhs from the punjabi lobby please. It is like saying all south indians are from madras.

Rajan
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Rajan
3 years 11 months ago

"Jaguar Tiger", the only difference between you and Anon is that his name is Anon, and yours is what it is, you are both anonymous for all we know.

Don't shoot the messenger, learn to be a little more tolerant.
Anon is entitled to his viewpoint. Listen and understand why he says what he says. I for one agree with what he/she has said. There is an element of truth in what has been written.

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