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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Though, my reason for reading his autobiography was none of it, I was more curious to know about life in the forces and how on earth our Army works so efficiently with so much of constraints in the budget and with outdated weaponry.

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Be the first to ask a question about Courage and Conviction. I feel you should, especially if you are in the army, or are interested in the affairs of the armed forces. 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.


Indo-Pak war ofKashmir, north east, Sri Lanka – he has seen it all either as a humble company commander, staff officer or commander of a formation.

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Gen VKS is no ordinary soldier – he was vl the cream of his class whether at training at premier institutes in India and the US or in commanding formations.

Not many people can stand up nagainst the government while being in it. Considered one of the world’s 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.

You can learn that even entire system is against you, you can live as per your terms and enjoy life. The book takes you through a roller coaster ride at the end where Gen Singh talks about one after the other controversies that kept propping up. Read more Read less. This one definitely takes the trophy. The Question Convcition and the Northeast Trilogy.

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Hoping that his story would serve a purpose, wondering whether mere words are enough, the author ends his book with a quote from Solzhenitsyn: One person found this helpful. No trivia or quizzes yet. Return to Book Page. This is also the story of a soldiers fight against the system, against bureaucratic apathy, corruption and indifference to national securi Singh served in regions and in roles crucial to India’s security. Your book indirectly put you back in courtroom this time in front of public where common people will be judging you that a person who was speaking too loudly against govt.

The co-author Kunal Verma is a writer and film maker. Motivational and well as must read for army aspirants.

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Lists with This Book. If you don’t get along with your senior then he will make your life unbearably miserable until you completely breakdown or get transferred to other unit or post. Singh has seen many an adventure and challenge — all of which are penned in this autobiography.