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Exclusive Interview With Hon’ble Governor of Goa Smt Mridula Sinha

Smt Mridula Sinha, Hon’ble Governor of Goa is an iconic author and poet of India. She has been Chairperson of Central Social Welfare Board and Prabhari, BJP Mahila Morcha. She has authored more than 46 books on various subjects and has won many national and international literary awards.


Exclusive Interview With Director General CISF Arvind Ranjan, IPS

The Director General of CISF Arvind Ranjan is a 1977 batch IPS officer of Kerala cadre. He is a postgraduate in Physics and Electronics from Allahabad University and during his distinguished career spanning 36 years, he has held many important and sensitive portfolios. He was ADC to Governor of Kerala and Director of BSF Academy, Tekanpur. Before taking over the charge as Director General, CISF, he was Director General of NSG. He has been decorated with Police Medal for Meritorious Service in 1997, Police Special Duty Medal in 2002 and President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service in 2006. Here in an exclusive interview with DSA he shares his views and vision for CISF.


Is a Combat Role Waiting? by Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain

Author: Lt Gen Syed Ata Hasnain PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM & BAR (Retd)
Women officers have always aspired for a career which will afford them command assignments and subsequent competitive progressions up the ranks. This is not possible if they remain a part of only the support cadre. At the same time the Army can ill afford the expansion of its main cadre because a skewed ratio between main to support cadre exists. Ideally it should be 1:5; in the Indian Army’s case it is the other way around.


Women are Equal but Different by Maj Gen Raj Mehta

Author: Maj Gen Raj Mehta AVSM, VSM (Retd)
Plainly put, once measured through metrics that don’t measure women by men’s standards but by theirs, women shine. They possess superior communication skills, ethics, values, discipline, propriety, moral values, toughness and grit. This aids leadership roles, remarkably facilitates multi-skilling and multitasking skills. In the armed forces which have been short of officers for decades there are many jobs, short of close quarters combat, that can be handled by women competently.


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