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My Salute to Lt.Gen.Ranbir Singh

The name of Indian Army’s Director General of Military Operations (DGMO) Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh rang a bell in my mind. He is the man who planned the successful surgical strike on the terrorist’s launchpads on Thursday along the de-facto border of Pakistan. He is the official who briefed the media and today is the face of the Indian Army. Yes, he is the same gentleman whom I had befriended in Khartoum. He was then the Chief of Operations with the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) in 2006. I had saved his professional card as you can see, he was Colonel Ranbir Singh, YSM when he was in Sudan.
I remember him as a gentleman, well read and always smiling. In fact, I had written about him in the local English daily Khartoum Monitor on Sunday, November 19, 2006. I have uploaded his picture which I had taken when he spoke on the occasion of Guru Nanak’s Birthday at the Embassy of India, Khartoum. The soil of Sudan has made me meet up with many luminaries from India. My salute to DGMO Lt. Gen. Ranbir Singh. We are proud of you.