Army Chief Releases Book on Rashtriya Rifles
NEW DELHI. A high- level delegation from the French Institute of Higher Defence Studies (IHEDN) visted India March 16-26.
India’s perspectives on major regional as well as international issues. The delegation’s Ind ia programme took it to Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
In the course of stay, the IHEDN delegation participated in a conference by Mr Alexandre Ziegler, Ambassador of France to India, on strategic and bilateral issues. The delegation members also held discussions with their counterparts at the National Defence College, as well as with officials of the Integrated Defence Staff. Round- tables with think-tanks USI, NMF, CAPS, CLAWS, IDSA and Gateway House provided them with further opportunities for in-depth exchange of views.
NEW DELHI. Chief of Army Staff ( COAS) General Bipin Rawat released the book ‘Home of the Brave’ on the history of Indian Army’s Counter Insurgency Force, the Rashtriya Rifles (RR), in New Delhi March 27. The book is authored by Mr Nitin A Gokhale, Defence & Security Analyst and Brig S K Chatterji (Retired).
‘Home of the Brave’ traces the early history of the RR, its organisation, including its raising and subsequent deployment in Punjab, the North East and in Jammu & Kashmir.
The RR, a formidable Counter Insurgency Force, has won many laurels in the operations. In addition to fulfilling its primary mandate of securing the Nation, the Force has also conducted several softer measures to win hearts and minds of the people- a critical and valuable practice that the Indian Army has embraced.
The book also reflects upon the role of the RR in strengthening the professionalism of the Indian Army and military ethics and values throughout its rank and file.