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The Making of a Field Marshall

IssueNet Edition| Date : 05 Jul , 2012

08 Jun 1969 to 15 Jan 1973

It was on New Year’s Day of 1973 that the nation got to know that the architect of India ’s greatest military victory in centuries had been elevated to the rank of field marshal. This came as a surprise to most of us. Only a couple of months earlier, the then defence minister had told the press at Chennai that India would not have a field marshal or a five-star general….. Click to continue reading