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TEDxBITSGoa - Lt. General Vijay Oberoi - On a leg and a prayer

Amidst the tribulation and anarchy of war, the Former Vice -- Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army Lt General Vijay Oberoi could always be counted upon to stand his ground and serve as a guiding light, bright and bountiful, in times of anguish. Lt General Oberoi, in his 40 years of distinguished service dedicated to his motherland, has commanded countless operations with spectacular valour and unparalleled courage, rising to the occasion every single time, with renewed vigour. In the course of his life as a military man, he has held many prestigious positions. He was the Army Commander of two commands -- the Training Command as well as the Western Command. Earlier, he had held a diplomatic assignment at Kuala Lumpur. Lt Oberoi lost his right leg in the Indo -- Pak War in 1965, but he chose to soldier -- on in his regiment -- the Maratha Light Infantry. Such was his dedication that the loss of a limb didn't deter him one bit. He pledged his allegiance to the country once, and he hasn't cringed away from it once. A recipient of all three Distinguished Service awards in India, Gen Oberoi is now engaged in intellectual pursuits and social work. He is the Director of the Centre for Land Warfare Studies (CLAWS), a 'Think Tank' based at New Delhi . Lt. Gen (Retd.) Vijay Oberoi , former Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), is currently President, of the War Wounded Foundation, Delhi. His love for the army transcends comprehension for an average Indian, but it is people like him who assure us a good nights' sleep at night. The pages in his life may be frayed and tattered, but they are vivacious and pulsating nevertheless. In this talk, he talks about his childhood and his illustrious career. About TEDx: In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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