Book Details

Book title: A Campaign called `Victory India` : Reviewed, Refined & Redefined Selection, Training & Grooming for Indian Military Officers
Author(s): Col Vinay B Dalvi (Retd)
ISBN: 9788182748781
Publication Year: 2016
Binding: HB
Pages: 314
Price: Rs. 995 Rs. 995
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This book is the third and final one in the ‘Victory India’ series and is the culmination of several recordings and compilations of sincere and painstaking efforts of the veterans who penned down their perceptions and convictions concerning the various aspects of selection, training and grooming of military officers. The knowledge of the veterans in their specialized fields and rich experience is amply revealed in their respective articles of essays. The responses received to some of these articles have also been added to complement and reinforce and author’s views besides adding depth to the subject.

ABOUT Author


Col Vinay Baliram Dalvi was born on 20 June 1951 at Darjeeling. Commissioned on 13 June 1971 he served with 4 Maratha LI, as a third generation officer for 8 years (1971-79) and Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) for 29 years (1979-2008).

Served with 4 Maratha LI in Jaisalmer and Barmer sectors of Rajasthan during the 1971 operations and later Bikaner (till 1973) and subsequently J & K (1973-76). He excelled in sports, especially hockey in Northern Command(1974/75) and Central Command (1976-77).

Transferred to APTC in 1979 and served as Instructor for 29 years (till 2008) with tenures at most prestigious training institutions including NDA, IMA, OTA, AIPT & AFSC. Also served at Army HQ, HQ Eastern & Southern Command in staff appointments. Was privileged to be Manager of Services Hockey, Aquatics, Wrestling, Gymnastics & Athletics teams for numerous National  Championships. Manager of Services Hockey team that won coveted Rangaswamy Cup (1985). Manager Army Hockey Team that won Bombay Gold Cup (2008) and beat Malaysian Army teams during foreign tour.

His interest in research & analysis in selection & training of officers developed during 9 years instructional tenures at NDA, IMA & OTA, where he closely monitored and reviewed the prevailing systems for young officer cadets. He noticed several flaws, shortcomings and lacunae in them which needed holistic review and serious introspection.  With the sole aim and objective of improving the quality of young  military officers being inducted into the Services, Col Dalvi’s selfless and single minded devotion to the cause gave birth to a campaign called Victory India in 2010 which he has relentlessly pursued till 2015.

His first book ‘Role Model’ (2010) and second ‘Sun Tzu-The Art of War’ (2012) were 8indivdual efforts leading to ‘Victory India-1’ (2013) and Victory India-2’ (2014). ‘A Campaign called Victory India’(Victory India-3) 2015 is the 5th book and a collective effort of over 121 essays, articles, papers  by over 50 Authors & Respondents in the Victory India series of books.

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