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Career in Infantry

By Gen Shakti Gurung
[ Lieutenant General | Indian Army ]




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What is Infantry?


Gen Shakti Gurung: "Infantry is the general branch of an army that engages in military combat on foot. As the troops who engage with the enemy in close-ranged combat, infantry units bear the largest brunt of warfare and typically suffer the greatest number of casualties during a military campaign. Historically, as the oldest branch of the combat arms, the infantry are the tip of the spear of a modern army, and continually undergo training that is typically more physically demanding and psychologically stressful than that of any other branch of the combat arms."





How I got into Infantry?


Gen Shakti Gurung: "After completing my schooling from a Boarding School in Dehradun. I joined National Defence Academy in 1971 and passed out from there in 1974. After NDA, I joined Indian Military Academy and was commissioned into the Indian Army in 1975. I served Indian Army for 40 years and retired in Oct 2014 as a Military secretary."





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  What Is:
     1) Infantry  
  Education:
     2) War Movies  
     3) Reading  
     4) War Accords  
     5) Coffee Table Books  
     6) Military History  
  Skills:
     7) Team Building  
     8) Leadership  
     9) Quick Decision Making  
     10) Ability to take risk  
     11) Physical Fitness  
     12) Mental Alertness  
     13) People Skills  
  Positives:
     14) Queen of the Battle  
     15) Adventurous & Challenging  
     16) Extra Allowances  
     17) Quicker Promotions  
     18) Inter Departmental Learning  
  Challenges:
     19) Front Line Risk  
     20) More front line duties  
     21) Separation from family life  
     22) Frequent Transfers  
  A Day Of:
     23) Infantry  











Gen Shakti Gurung's LifePage:


https://www.lifepage.in/page/shaktigurung





LifePage Career Talk on Infantry

https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170810-0001/Arts/Indian-Army/Career-in-Infantry/english

Full Talk: https://lifepage.app.link/20170810-0001
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzxSvkicTGI

(Infantry, Gen Shakti Gurung, Indian Army, Indian Army, Bhartiya Sena, Thal Sena, Army Officers, Infantry Weapons, Front Line, Battle Field)







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