Kashi wrote:habal wrote:the answer is very simple. How did they become a general ?
there are a lot of good officers who rise uptil rank of Colonel based on their capability or based on the fact that they have caused no significant damage as yet, but beyond Colonel their rise is all a subset of their 'connections'. And how far they can soap their seniors. To be promoted beyond a Colonel, you have to be a 'climber'. Now being a 'climber' comes with entirely different and parallel skillset as compared to a purely military operations capability. .
I do wonder how FM Maneckshaw, Sundarji, Padmanabhan, VK Singh and others of similar ilk made it to the very top.
50s 60s 70s kee baat alag hain. I am talking of present.