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by Manmohan
13 Jul 2019 10:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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CSM was done in about 10 mins, following which all sixth termers calmly walked out. And then all hell broke lose! In the blink of an eye, practically everyone was on their feet and running to get out of the single door leading out of the ante room. By this time I had given up trying to make sense of...
by Manmohan
07 Jul 2019 10:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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But something didn’t quite add up .. it wasn’t really the shout of someone dying. It sounded a bit .. musical. Was he singing at the top of his voice? Yes, it did sound like he was indeed singing. And practically everyone in the building was running. What kind of a world had I landed up in Then just...
by Manmohan
29 Jun 2019 22:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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How in the world could a guy’s room be so clean and so organized? My respects for the maids who would clean up and tidy up these rooms to these standards automatically went up by a few more notches. DCC (short for Divisional Cadet Captain) Raveesh was a short and stocky guy from Hyderabad who was i...
by Manmohan
22 Jun 2019 22:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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What is your name, Khalsa?, CSM asked, his voice echoing throughout the silent corridor, in a somewhat irritated tone peculiar to someone who’s been rudely woken up from a sound sleep. He had no regard for others who were studying, or snoozing for that matter! By this time I was at my wits’ end aft...
by Manmohan
22 Jun 2019 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Thanks for the endorsement, gentlemen. The same has been duly conveyed to the author! @Rudradev Ji, the famished structure of the cadets is hardly attributable to the food. There are other reasons for that! The formatting, esp the italics part, is exactly for what you guessed. @Dileep Ji, duly noted...
by Manmohan
15 Jun 2019 17:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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CHAPTER II Kill ‘em Kut ‘em But Kneel Knot Welcome to Kilo, Khalsa, said Cpl Pathania as we climbed up the three stairs into the sqn building. The first sight of the interiors was as stunning as it can get. The main gate led into the Ground Floor Central Lobby (GFCL, in short). It was approximately...
by Manmohan
15 Jun 2019 17:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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dnivas wrote:keep it going sir. this is great


Thanks.
by Manmohan
09 Jun 2019 11:00
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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They finally managed to gather themselves and one of them suggested that they call someone called Adju (short for Adjutant, as I learnt later). The phone call was short and crisp. I could hear only one side of it, though. Good Evening Sir, this is Cpl (Short for Corporal) Mohit Sharma. One new cadet...
by Manmohan
02 Jun 2019 11:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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The moment the bus entered from the gate, it was a different world altogether. It was nearly dark by this time and most activities were winding up. Yet, not even the creeping darkness could hide the beauty of the place. The smooth roads and the ordered surroundings were a sight to behold. And the cl...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 23:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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Pune city traffic was at its peak at this hour. It took us the better part of an hour to clear the city. Soon, however, we were on the NDA Road – a long, winding road flanked by small hillocks and very little traffic. It was about as far from the chaotic Delhi traffic as one could get. Soon there wa...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 23:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread
Replies: 810
Views: 201472

Re: Pakistan Armed Forces: News & Discussion Thread

Its a thinly veiled message to India/BJP/Modi that endorsement at home does not equal Pakistan being a pushover. They are nervous about the return of the right and are marking territory. Unfortunately their Nuclear bluff has been called, lets carry on and bash them regardless. Additionally, some Pa...
by Manmohan
25 May 2019 18:37
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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‘ Delhi se, Saab. ’ The ‘Saab’ came more naturally this time What followed was about half an hour of conversation before Subedar Kripal Singh and I would officially become instructor and instructed later in the day. Apparently, his own son too had just appeared for the UPSC entrance exam for the nex...
by Manmohan
19 May 2019 08:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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For the time being however, I was blissfully unaware of this as I walked back towards the reception and the uniformed uncle. Wait, Kripal Singh Saab was what he had told me to address him as. No more ‘uncle’ business. Glad I hadn’t actually called him uncle! Soon after Dad disconnected, I had dialle...
by Manmohan
18 May 2019 21:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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Suddenly I realized that the uncle must be waiting for an answer. Focussed back on him and yes, there he was, clearly expecting a correct reply. ‘ Cadet Manmohan, Saab ’, I squeaked, a bit louder this time. This reply seemed to satisfy him and he broke into a half smile, perhaps satisfied that he ha...
by Manmohan
12 May 2019 10:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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CHAPTER I Home Sweet Home? I had finally reached my new ‘hometown’ and what would soon be my new family. First step towards that direction was getting the damn box out of the compartment and thereafter look for the NDA reception at the station as was mentioned in the very detailed joining instructi...
by Manmohan
07 May 2019 07:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

Thank you for the feedback, Sirs! The book is nearing completion but all that I have right now is the first two chapters and that too in a print copy. So I am having to type it all over again. Hence the posts restricted to weekends and the lengths of the posts. Will try and post longer portions of t...
by Manmohan
06 May 2019 07:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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Moving on after Jhansi, I remembered that I’d forgotten to have lunch in the middle of all the talking with Lt Rajiv and the siesta that followed. I was suddenly hungry now! Itching to open the dinner packet and atleast see what it contained, I tried desperately to hold myself till it was atleast a ...
by Manmohan
05 May 2019 09:22
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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With too many thoughts wracking my mind, I decided the best thing to do would be to take a quick nap. And it turned out to be the one decision in past week or so that I was genuinely proud of! Woke up refreshed just as the train pulled into Jhansi for a 10 minute halt. Hmmm Jhansi .., I thought. The...
by Manmohan
04 May 2019 19:07
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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Next few hours till Gwalior were spent in Lt Rajiv sharing his experiences of life as a trainee and later, a commissioned officer. All very interesting stuff, especially for someone like me who had no knowledge whatsoever about what the Indian Army actually was. All that I had for reference was the...
by Manmohan
04 May 2019 08:38
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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‘Are you in the Army’? These words suddenly jolted me out of my thoughts as the train left Faridabad. I looked ahead to find a young guy occupying the vacant seat ahead of me. I stared blankly at him, not knowing what to say. Less than an hour into the train journey towards joining the NDA and I al...
by Manmohan
02 May 2019 08:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

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ramana wrote:Sure go ahead.
ramana


Thanks a lot Ramana Ji.
Will post updates over the weekends.
by Manmohan
01 May 2019 23:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

Re: The Autobiography Of A Killer

The task of convincing parents accomplished, focus now turned towards preparing for the move. Time was short. The younger brother was rewarded for the extra hours of study by being excused from school the next day and being sent to book a train ticket for his elder brother. On that note, thank God ...
by Manmohan
01 May 2019 23:47
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: The Autobiography Of A Killer
Replies: 37
Views: 6822

The Autobiography Of A Killer

Folks, I have been a lurker for a long time, till I came across this story that absolutely had to be shared with you all. I felt the need to start a fresh thread because somehow, it wouldn't fit in with the basic theme of the Military Scenarios thread. The story is about the training imparted at th...

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