Tuesday, September 7, 2010

An MP dedicated to the cause of Ex servicemen

I read the interview by Shri Chandersekhar, MP (click here) and was really impressed by his dedication to the cause of ESM. On 05 Sept I had a chance to meet Col SS Rajan who interacted with officers and families of 37 NDA - 46 IMA association of Tri-city of Chandigarh. I am attaching the photo of the same. I am a regular reader of this blog...
SPS Grewal
Maj Gen (Retd)

We thank Maj Gen SPS Grewal for the photograph- which highlights the indomitable spirit of Veterans Nationwide.

Henderson Brooks–Bhagat Report
The Henderson Brooks-Bhagat report, also referred to as the Henderson Brooks report, is the report of an analysis (Operations Review) of the Sino-Indian War of 1962. Its authors are officers of the Indian armed forces. They are Lieutenant-General Henderson Brooks and Brigadier P S Bhagat, commandant of the Indian Military Academy at the time.

The report continues to be classified by the Indian Government, as of October 2006. In April 2010, India's Defence Minister A.K. Antony told Parliament that the report could not be declassified because its contents “are not only extremely sensitive but are of current operational value."

The report is said to be openly critical of the Indian political and military structure of the time, as well as of the execution of operations.

Author Neville Maxwell has published what he claims are summaries of the report. While this has not been verified by comparisons with the (still classified) text, it has been accepted as a reasonable summary by the Indian media. Another extract of Indo-China war makes interesting reading.

As of Feb 2008, MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar has requested the report to be declassified in the National Security interest. This has been declined by the defense Minster A K Antony. He has quoted that the same would not be released "considering the sensitivity of information contained in the report and its security implications."
Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's appreciation was valid in 1962 and still predictably remains true today: click here

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