Figuring Out with Raj Shamani

Kargil War, Kashmir Attacks, Army Training, Pakistan & China - Col. RK Sharma | FO 160 Raj Shamani

January 24, 2024 Raj Shamani
Figuring Out with Raj Shamani
Kargil War, Kashmir Attacks, Army Training, Pakistan & China - Col. RK Sharma | FO 160 Raj Shamani
Show Notes

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00:00 - Introduction
3:35 - Col. RK Sharma’s early life
4:22 - A soldier’s schedule 
6:59 - his first operation and elimination of terrorists
11:52 - Kargil War and its importance 
15:25 - his contribution in the Kargil War
21:49 - Why India needs to stay protected from Pakistan and China
24:01 - Indian Army’s strength and weakness 
24:53 - How Indian army changed life of Indians
26:30 - How Pakistan treats its criminals
27:18 - He was honoured with Shaurya Chakra,Kirti Chakra ,Sena Medal 
30:45 - Receiving a death threat and the story about it
38:22 -  Building informants network 
44:20 - Story behind honoured with Shaurya Chakra
49:33 - Him being ambushed 
59:19 - the most difficult thing for a Jawan
59:56 - a soldier’s mental health 
1:01:19 - Ranks in the Indian Army 
1:03:03 - Startups hiring former army officers 
1:04:22 - Opportunities for a soldier 
1:05:28 - What can one learn from a soldier 
1:07:28 - Conclusion


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In today’s episode of Figuring Out, we have Col. Rajinder Kumar Sharma in conversation with Raj Shamani. He has been an Indian Army Veteran and has been conferred with the Kirti Chakra, Shaurya Chakra, and Sena Medal. He has some jaw-dropping stories from his Army days.

In today’s episode, he shared what a typical day of an Indian Army man looks like. He also shared the story of a scary operation during his first year of operations. We talked about the Kargil War, one of the longest and deadliest wars in the history of India which went on for almost 2 months. He shared how he handled the situation against the Pakistan Army and India won. We also discussed how Pakistan uses its criminals against India and  whether China will be a threat to India in the future and if yes then how will India handle it. We further discussed the strengths and weaknesses of the Indian Army. He narrated the captivating stories of how he got these three prestigious medals.

He shared thrilling stories of him getting a threat letter and how he and his team rescued people and caught militants and terrorists during different operations. He also shared a story of the time when he was being ambushed, but was saved by a miracle.We also discussed how they form a network of informers and how they verify the information. He shared a few difficulties that every soldier goes through and how they feel during those times. 

Towards the end of this podcast, we talked about different ranks that soldiers get, why recent startups are keeping their head of security ex army officers and career opportunities for retired soldiers. We ended the podcast with discussing one learning every Indian should learn from soldiers. Till the next episode don’t forget to subscribe to our channel because we come up with interesting and insightful episodes every Wednesday and Saturday.

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