But if you mean supervision of biggest re-armament exercise as Martial qualities than Gen K Sundarji should be called Martial-est of them all, shan t he? He planned most of the modernisation of Indian Army.
Modernization of the armed forces and being a martial are totally two separate things. Gen K. Sundarji was a great general who understood that modernizing the armed forces is the basic key to survival. Just like Ranjit singh (who got French Tactics and guns against British) and Babar who used modern artillery to win India and Ghori who used fast moving cavalry against slow moving elephants. They were great generals (some were defenders others were foreigners trying to loot India).
Now Raja Dahir (Brahmin too) was a good king of Sindh but he neither kept his armed forces to be modern nor he actively led the armed forces into battle (always defensive)
Well what do we think of FM Kariappa or FM Sam Manecksaw, are they dhoti shivering types. They dont belong to martial Races and have give India 1948 and 1971.
Again!! see the general comment above!!! Generals are only as good as its soldiers, their shrewness and their intellect!!
Oh I forgot about Major Somnath Sharma, Is he Martial enough.
Off course He is the Martialist of them all!! He fulfilled his Karma and his Dharma protecting his land!! That is what decide who is Martial and who not!!
You see , propagating Martial race theory would land you in trouble.
You are reading too much into British theory of Martial races. In my opinion only people who got benifit from this theory were Pakjabis (good for nothing people who lost all the wars they fought and were declared MARTIAL by British probably to setup Pakistan later!! just like USA is playing India against China and Pakistan at this very moment)
Once again!! Declaring people "MARTIAL" is a mindset!! A prize! A Medal!! A proud epithet!! and nothing else!!
SDRE or TFTA in the modern world anybody who is fit enough (mentally and physically) to fight is a good soldier! and declaring his/her people as "MARTIAL" will only help!! All you need is mental ability to
1. Be a Leader to have a vision for strategic goals (at all levels starting from Havaldar to COAS)
2. Be a soldier to follow the orders for tactical strikes for the above strategic goals. (All Soldiers)
3. Have a physical ability to do the above. (All soldiers)
Bottom line for soldiers is the Indic concept of KARMA and DHARAM!!!!!