This book is an attempt to record some of the incidents which the author personally underwent or observed from close vicinity in the course of his service in the Indian Army and in civil street, jointly lasting for almost half a century. An honest effort has been made to present these incidents before the readers as they unfolded at varied places and time, in a truthful, impartial and unbiased manner, as a direct participant or a close witness to each of them.

Chronicles of a Gorkha Soldier

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  • Brigadier R V Singh obtained his education from D A V College, Dehra Dun, a city that had a large number of Military training establishments, ie, IMA, RIMC and numerous Gorkha Training  Centres to influence and motivate the younger generation to join the Armed Forces. Like most of his College compatriots of those days, he also joined Army and was commissioned in the First Battalion of the Fifth Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) in September 1970. He served with his Battalion for seven continuous years before going on a Grade-3 appointment to a Brigade HQ. In those first seven formative years, he participated in Indo-Pak War of 1971 served in J&K, Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram, as usual of any other Infantry Officer. Later he had two tenures in High Altitude Areas in North East. He did numerous Staff and Instructional appointments and attended Staff Course at DSSC, Wellington (T N) and Higher Command Course at College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai.