Valour & Wisdom: 100 Years of Unparalleled Leadership
Valour & Wisdom makes an effort to project the need to preserve institutions, which have kept alive the values, and tradition, which the founders of our national struggle nursed. Stout defence of the country being one of them. So far the exploits of the alumni of Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehradun have remained confined to their respective regimental history or part of the military folklore.
This volume has made the rare attempt of putting on record the contributions of the school’s alumni, and in turn the school itself, towards nation-building. This book is an attempt to set right the historical perspective, analyse qualities which made the school alumni leaders extraordinaire and visionaries in their own right. This effort would probably aid those who seek to learn from the lessons of the past for a better future.
Air Vice Marshall PP Reddy was at RIMC between 1967-72. He was commissioned into the Indian Air Force in uniform for almost 40 years, he retired in 2016 as CISC (Chief of Integrated Defence Staff To The Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee), the most-important tri-service assignment before the emergence of the Chief of Defence Staee. Post-retirement he was picked by then Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar as Consultant for defence reforms. A former President of the Rimcollian Old Boys Association, he is presently the Chairman of its editorial committee.
Sidharth Mishra, a veteran media person and academician of repute, was at the RIMC between 1979-83. On leaving school he joined Delhi University and followed it up with a very fruitful career in mass communication rising to become a newspaper editor. An author of standing, he has nearly 20 books and over a thousand articles and research papers to his credit. On changing course to academics, he has led and taught at some very prestigious institutions of the country.