Articles By Lt Gen Baljit Singh

1962: Face to Face with the PLA

1962: Face to Face with the PLA

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 16 Nov , 2018

“Nobody can however be sure of the intentions of China…… the best way to face the situation is to be prepared to meet any (Sic. contingency)……. India’s policy is to continue to hold...

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Lt Gen E F Norton: A Distinguished Soldier

Lt Gen E F Norton: A Distinguished Soldier

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 22 Sep , 2018

“A great Gentleman, a gallant Horseman, a true friend.” 1912. “And the men who have pioneered the way (Sic. to the summit of Everest) deserve in full measure the gratitude of their kind for...

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1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

1971 War: Memories of the Chamb Battle

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 11 Sep , 2018

We were sixteen and all of us had gathered at the Regimental Gun position (12 Field Regiment), at 1230 hrs sharp, on 03 December, 1971. The occasion was the farewell lunch for one of our Battery...

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First Wheels in Tibet

First Wheels in Tibet

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Aug , 2018

When a friend who was in Lhasa recently, mentioned of the wide range of cars available on rental, my memory at once shifted focus upon Lieutenant Fredrick Travers O’Connor who on 14 November...

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Battles for Zoji-La and Namka Chhu

Battles for Zoji-La and Namka Chhu

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 19 Jul , 2018

A  non-combatant who  witnessed  and  filmed the  first  flight  to  Leh & Battles  For Zoji-La and Namka  Chhu.  “…the fall of Leh will be a strategic blow to India. It has to be...

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General Sundarji in a Bear-Hug with Khalistanis

General Sundarji in a Bear-Hug with Khalistanis

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Date: 16 Aug , 2014

“Ballay-Ballay-Ballay! Faujaan ney taan baadi security khichh chhaddi hay.” (Bravo! You guys have surely thrown a security cordon around yourselves”), said the three tall, well built and...

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Maoists Through the Prism of their Victims

Maoists Through the Prism of their Victims

By: Lt Gen Baljit Singh | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 30 Jul , 2014

What can be surmised from an understanding of the history of warfare in general is that in any form of armed conflict, collateral damage (loss of limb and life) to the populace at large as also of...

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