Army Chief re­leases book on Rashtriya Ri­fles

SP's MAI - - MILITARY UPDATES - Home of the Brave

Gen­eral Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), on March 27, 2017, at South Block, New Delhi, re­leased the book on the his­tory of In­dian Army’s coun­terin­sur­gency force, the Rashtriya Ri­fles (RR). The book is au­thored by Nitin A. Gokhale, de­fence and se­cu­rity an­a­lyst and Bri­gadier S.K. Chat­terji (Retd). The event of re­lease of the book was at­tended by the COAS, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of the Rashtriya Ri­fles, other se­nior of­fi­cers from the Direc­torate Gen­eral of the Rashtriya Ri­fles along with the au­thors.

Home of the Brave traces the early his­tory of the RR, its or­ga­ni­za­tion, 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.

Home of the Brave will serve as an au­then­tic record of achieve­ments of the RR for all the Army units and Army train­ing in­sti­tu­tions. For de­fence pol­icy plan­ners, re­search schol­ars and mil­i­tary his­to­ri­ans, this book pro­vides fac­tual and well chron­i­cled in­for­ma­tion.

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