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Former Army officer Mr Ajith singh has discovered the value of duty,valour,honesty,brotherhood, patriotism needed for a soldier through collection of poems.. At an event held, a book of poems titled” Reflections of a Soldier” written by Ajith Singh was released by Lt Gen Bobby Mathews, General Officer Commanding of Konark Corps.

  • The book would inspire readers of all age groups in understanding the emotions  and feelings of a soldier as witnessed through various events in Indian history.
  • Mr Mathews said that the book would enrich the society in general and also literature in s special manner.
  • After serving the Army,Air force and Border Roads Organisation BRO for over 40 years, Ajith Singh retired as Gazette Civilian Officer[CO-1] in 1983.
  • The idea behind the making of the book was to make  common man see and know about the life of a soldier and the author also described the emotions inside him during his career in the book written by him.
  • During the Second world War, Ajith Singh was on front lines of combat with the army and also in tough terrains during his period with BRO.
  • Defence spokesperson Lt Col Manish Ojha, introduced the book and talked about the importance of duty,brother wood,honesty,love,friendship, faith, patriotism of a soldier for nation and people.

About Indian Army

  • Army is land-based branch and largest component of Indian Armed Forces.
  • Formed on 1st April 1895.
  • COAS or Chief of Army Staff is the highest ranking officer.
  • Present COAS is General Dalbir Singh Suhag.
  • Headquarters is Delhi Cantonment

Border Roads Organisation BRO

  • BRO was formed on 7th May 1960.
  • Headquarters is in New Delhi
  • BRO maintains roads that serves border areas of India.
  • It operates in 22 states .
  • Current head is Lt General RM Mittal