Politician should read military history to avoid wrong decision

DAINIK NATION BUREAU

“Indo-China relations were good on economic front and other issues too should be sorted out. Even Prime Minister himself has said that it was in the interests of both India and China to work together,” Gen (retd) VK Singh , Union Minister for External Affairs while interacting with the media on the sideline of a two day long seminar on Military History at Welham Boys school here in Dehradun on Friday.

It was important that politicians read military history of the country so they do not take wrong decisions. Politician and people should come forward to ensure perpetual peace in Kashmir valley.

Admitting to shortage of officers in the Army, he said while a large number of students opted for defence forces as career after Class XII, same case not the case after they graduated. There were limited training resources after Class XII added to the problem.

Darshan Singh, chairman, Welham Boys’ School, said it was important that the coming generations were made aware of military history of the country. Perhaps today, people between the age of 10 and 50 years, know almost nothing of the action in Kashmir in 1947-48 or the wars in 1962, 1965, 1971and 1999. Such ignorance should be avoided and children should be taught military history.

He further said the seminar was designed to promote collaborative thinking and deliberation among the students. Students of various schools from across the country are participating in the seminar

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