SUB: The Great Lieutenant General…
I Salute Lt. Gen N S R
Let every Hindu Salute Lieutenant General Nathu Singh Rathore.....
On this happy occasion of Sri VIJAYA Nama UGADI..
The HINDU New Year…..
Wish we could have many more like him..
with spunk, generally missing nowadays ..!!!
The First General......
Soon after India was partitioned (Thanks to Mr M K Gandhi & Collaborator Nehru) by the British in 1947, the de-facto prime minister of India, Gaddar Lal Nehru (Jawaharlal Nehru) called a meeting of Army officers to select the first General of the Indian army.
Nehru proposed, "I think we should appoint a British officer as a General of The Indian Army as we don't have enough experience to lead the same."
(NB: NEHRU HAD JUST COMMITTED THE HIGH TREASON BY SIGNING THE ACT OF SURRENDER OF INDIA. HE THEFEFORE FEARED HIS OWN ASSASSINATION AT THE HANDS OF A HINDU PATRIOT. SO HE WANTED THE BRITISH GENERALS TO STAY ON.)
Having learned under the British, only to serve and rarely to lead, all the civilians and men in uniform present nodded their heads in agreement
However one officer, Nathu Singh Rathore, asked for permission to speak.
Nehru was a bit taken aback by the independent streak of the officer, he asked him to speak freely.
Rathore said ,"You see, sir, we don't have enough experience to lead a nation too, so shouldn't we appoint a British person as the first Prime Minister of India?"
You could hear a pin drop.
After a pregnant pause, Nehru asked Rathore, "Are you ready to be the first General of The Indian Army ?"
Rathore declined the offer saying "Sir, we have a very talented army officer, my senior, Lt. Gen. Kariappa, who is the most deserving among us."
This is how the brilliant Gen. Cariappa became the first General and Rathore the first ever Lt. General of the Indian Army.
The characteristic of courage with a sense of duty and honour displayed by Lt. Gen. Rathore.
It appears that most people in present day society suffer from bone problem... Too much in the head and too little in the spine.