Saturday, 24 November 2012

Major General V.K.Madhok

Major General V.K.Madhok, had met Shri Nathji in Mussoorie when he was a Major in the army. He stayed at Poddar House above Shri Nathji’s house, Savitri Nivas, and come for Shri Nathji’s darshan daily for the duration of his stay at Mussoorie in 1958. Shri Nathji’s blessings had remained with him bringing him material prosperity as well as spiritual strength.
He says to Shri Nathji:
“With the strength which you have given me I have been facing all the trials in life with great courage. If this little man can do anything for your noble mission please let me know.”
Shri Nathji is immensely pleased with the General’s humility. He admires the men of the armed forces who, he says, are dedicated to discipline and duty which even some saints and sages lack.
Shri Nathji had often said: “Ek fauji ke aage hameshaan maut raiti hai! A soldier always has death before him.”
Major General V.K.Madhok, continued to maintain relations with Shri Nathji and also visited Him in 1981 in Delhi.
In later days, Shri Nathji often quotes the General’s words: “If this little man can do anything for your noble mission, please let me know!”
   Major General (retd) V. K. Madhok was the former Director General of Territorial Army. He is now a distinguished writer on military conduct and strategy. The retired general officer, hailed from the first course of the National Defence Academy (NDA) — then known as Joint Services Wing (JSW). He passed out of the Academy in 1950.  His last appointment was DDG, Territorial Army after having served as the Chief of Staff, 4 Corps. He was fine soldier, very professional and highly respected in the military. He is the recipient of the AVSM - Ati Vishisht Seva Medal  medal and the VSM - Vishisht Seva Medal. He was a good player of squash. He has authored many articles pertaining to the Military. He wrote a popular article in the 'United Services Institute Journal' about the Armed Forces need to avoid promotional battles in the Court. He has also been writing diligently to the PMO on matters pertaining to foreign affairs, civil-military leadership, defense procurements, Pakistan, China, internal security, etc.
Major General (retd) V. K. Madhok addressed a seminar on Chinese incursions into Indian territory' organized by the Yashwantrao Chavan National Centre for International Security and Defence Analysis (YC-NISDA) at the University of Pune. He is seen in this photo addressing the seminar.
 He is presently 82 years of age and resides at Nyati Enclave Co-Op Housing Society. Mohmmadwadi, Hadpasar, Bangalore. He is also the chairman on that housing society.

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