Book Details

Author(s): Maj Gen Anil Sengar (Retd)
ISBN: 9781636069364
Publication Year: 2020
Binding: PB
Pages: 394
Price: Rs. 790 Rs. 790
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The title of the book says it all. The Be-Know-Do of Generalship. Generalship is possibly one of the most difficult words to define. It is leadership with a difference that demands varied skills from the very basic to the most sophisticated. It is a position of responsibility like none other. It demands making decisions in the most complex environment pregnant the VUCA character. It carries with its position the heavy weight of values and expectations that have come to characterise military leadership since millennium. A General is the face of the system, is always naked and always under scrutiny by soldiers who expect him to be God like.

The book is laid out in two parts. Part I, comprising six chapters covers every aspect of Generalship in a ‘self-help’ easy to assimilate style to develop oneself to be an inspiring General relevant for the future. Part II, comprising Chapter VII is an honest and a dispassionate appraisal of the Indian military leadership since independence. It makes a convincing case to address the existing institutional shortcomings with respect to Generalship and their selection in the Indian Army with de-novo recommendations not heard before.
This book is a product of the author’s four decades of passion and dedication to the profession of soldiery and the art of military leadership. It is an excellent tutor to BE the General you should be, to KNOW what you should know and to DO what you should do the be future ready and leave a legacy worth remembering.

A unique book on the subject, it is a must read for officers of all service groups in any vocation, not only the uniformed services. This book is a ready recipe for those who aspire to lead with a difference.

ABOUT Author

Maj General Anil Sengar is an alumnus of Sainik School Ghorakhal and the National Defence Academy, Pune. He is a recipient of the coveted Sword of Honour and the Gold Medal at the Indian Military Academy. He commanded 5 GUARDS, which remains the most cherished part of his soldiering career and remains connected with it emotionally.

The General Officer epitomises excellence in all walks of military life. He complements an outstanding academic record with the old-school soldiering and serves as a role model to many.

General Sengar, with his distinctive command philosophy, left a legacy wherever he commanded. A man who has carved a niche for himself in the Army, he carries the reputation of a man who always walked the talk, whose word you could trust and never compromised on military values and moral courage, no matter the consequences. Right through his career, he has questioned the status quo and raised difficult questions and given tough feedbacks.

He has vast operational experience having served and commanded his battalion, brigade and the division in variety of operational environments and challenges. He was part of the group that established the UN Mission in Cambodia in 1992. He also served as the Defence Attaché in Turkey accredited to Lebanon and Syria, where he was awarded the Medal of Honour, Silver Degree, by the Government of Lebanon. As the Deputy GOC, he was part of the team that raised a new division in the North-East in record time.

As a leader he believed in hundred per cent work and hundred per cent fun and created an environment of loyalty and commitment, growth and fulfilment for all in his command. He is gifted with a sense of humour and a ready smile and has written two popular books -  Militarily Crazy, the Lighter Side of Life in the Indian Army and the second, Battalion Command: Dare to Lead, on leadership.

He retired in 2016 after a distinguished career.

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