Meet The Authors
Balwant Singh Negi
Lt Gen Balwant Singh Negi, PVSM, YSM, SM, VSM**, PhD is an acknowledged scholar on China matters. Counted among India’s top military thinkers on strategic affairs, he is also one of the most sought-after guest speakers on China affairs. He holds an enviable record of academic excellence, strategic and military competence. Besides his double Masters and M Phil degrees, he also holds a PhD from Madras University for his extensive research on China’s Military Modernisation. During his fellowship at a foreign University, the subject of his research was: ‘Prospects for Peace in South Asia with the domino effect of China’s footprints in IOR’.
As in his scholastic pursuits, so in his professional career, the author has excelled as a military commander as well. A bachelor and teetotaller, he is known for his spartan lifestyle and altruism. Having ascended to the coveted position of Army Commander (GOC-in-C), Lt Gen (Dr) Balwant Singh Negi is one of the highly decorated generals of the Indian Army.
Surendra Nath Saxena
Surendra Nath Saxena is already an iconic personality in the world of books, spirituality, and social wellness. Besides being a co-author of ‘Doomsday Next‘, he has been the prime source of inspiration in the creation of this wonder book along with Sanjeev Khurana.
The celebrity author of more than two dozen books is a recipient of the Haryana Sahitya Academy Award. In recognition of his intellectual and social contribution to the society, he has been honoured by a number of other organisations and institutions as well, e.g, All India Artists Association, Chandigarh and All India Journalists Welfare Association, Delhi. Having served as a Labour Welfare Officer at DCM Textile Mills for 23 years, he was invited to be honorary Lecturer at the Haryana Agriculture University. As an editor and author, he has been the favourite of many leading publishing houses in Delhi. Two of his best selling books, ‘Say No to Fear, Be A Winner’ and ‘Hidden Treasures of Success’ have been widely appreciated throughout India and abroad. An octogenarian today, he is a source of inspiration for many who see him as a model of good health and happiness. He is a Reiki Grand Master and Yoga expert who has transformed many a life through his healing techniques.
Author of two international bestsellers on leadership development with Gita and Vedic lacings (‘Made to Lead’ and ‘Lead to Succeed’), Karan Kharbis a well-known author. His books have been translated in Russian and other European languages. His third book, Crime Academy – a fictional portrayal of Crime, Corruption and Socio-Political Intrigues in today’s scenario has evoked a mixed response of accolades and sharp criticism from all over the world.
Besides commanding an infantry battalion in high altitude operational areas, he has been an instructor at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. He has also served in the National Security Guard (‘Black Cat Commandos’) where he led a number of special commando missions.
He has lectured and written extensively on subjects as varied as Defence and National Security, history, culture, Vedic philosophy, Yoga and human behaviour. At Turning Point Publishers, he is the Executive Partner.
Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan
Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC is a highly decorated general officer of the Indian Army. Starting his career with enviable awards like ‘The Best YO’ and ‘Commando Dagger’ in the Young Officers’ Course, he went on to excel in all professional courses including the prestigious ones like the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Higher Command (HC), and the National Defence College (NDC). He had the privilege of being the Sponsor Student for His Majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck who attended the same NDC course as ‘Crown Prince’ in 2005.
The author has been the Indian Defence Attaché to Kazakhstan (also accredited to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan). He has also been Commandant, Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT), Bhutan where he had earlier done a tenure as an Instructor too. He rose to be the Army Commander and soon after retiring in January 2014, was appointed Hon’ble Member, Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), Lucknow Bench by the President of India. As in uniform, so in the Judge’s robes, the Hon’ble General proved his prowess. Passionate for fair and swift dispensation of justice to those who left their families behind and dedicated their lives to serve the nation under most trying circumstances, he earned yet another distinction of disposing of approximately 4500 cases in his four years tenure which may be a record in itself! An avid reader, keen sportsman and prolific writer, he is endowed with versatile abilities. His lofty military ideals make him an ideal Ambassador of the Indian Armed Forces.
Satish C Shukla
Satish C Shukla, the author of this book, is a versatile personality packed with diverse qualifications, experience and abilities ranging from military to the techno-commercial fields of Cable & Satellite TV, DTH, Clean/Green and Renewable Energy, creating Sustainable Smart Habitats, work environments; and Sahaja Yoga. A voracious reader and thinker, he has excelled in many fields through self-less devotion and dedication to his mission. His intellectual pursuits took him around the World to address seminars and interact with world communities extensively. A debater and writer par excellence, he is one of the most sought-after speakers on subjects like Leadership, Management, Societal issues, Alternative Energy and Development and so on. Even though his writings have been published in a number of magazines from time to time, this is his first book that signals for more in the offing.
As an Army Officer, he was loved by his troops, admired by his peers and seniors and feared by the enemy and the terrorists. His commanding officer called him ‘An Epitome of great soldiering!’ Even though he was one of the brightest upcoming officers of the Indian Army, Lt Col Satish Shukla decided to quit to pursue his loftier missions in life.
Satish C Shukla has written and lectured extensively in India and abroad. In ‘MetaMotivation – Rising of the Super Leaders’, he has dared to challenge the modern thought on human development by drawing irrefutable evidence from the history of Evolution, Science and Nature. It is a pathbreaking treatise on human development in which he prescribes some methods, techniques and practices which, if followed, may transform the reader into a Super Leader with new vision and potential enhance far more than expectations!
Col Rajinder Singh
Col Rajinder Singh, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, has a rich experience of the proxy war in J&K and the insurgency in North East India. He has been a widely known writer-cum-critic on defence and security matters, both during the service and post-retirement. He is also the celebrity author of the currently hot-selling book, KASHMIR – A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE. His skilful conduct of operations and gaining mastery over critical situations in the trouble-torn Assam in 1990-92 drew high decibel accolades from all – civil administration, military authorities and the media. In the Army, he has held many prestigious appointments like Colonel GS and Colonel Adm at Infantry Division level, Colonel ‘Q’ (Works) at Command Headquarters and Instructor at the War College.
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