MAJOR (Retd) Dr BRAHMA SINGH
His first article entitled Facing the Challenge appeared in the Infantry Journal MHOW in 1963. Thereafter, over the next ten years, a series of his articles, dealing with military training, leadership, as also the tactical, strategic and nuclear aspects of Indian Defence, in relation to the Chinese threat appeared in the United Services Institution of India (USI) Journal, New Delhi. Some of these articles also attracted the attention of foreign military journals and two of them, one entitled Lest We Falter and the other, India and the Balance of Power, were reproduced in the Military Review, the professional journal of the United States Army Staff College, in 1973 and 1974 respectively.
Major Brahma Singh took premature retirement in 1975 and thereafter devoted himself to higher studies. He obtained a Master’s degree in Military Science from Jiwaji University, Gwalior, in 1978 and qualified for the award of the degree of Master of Philosophy in History from the University of Jammu in 1982. In 1989 he was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in History by the Jammu University. In between he undertook research for writing of the official History of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles 1820 – 1956, which was published by Lancer International New Delhi in 1990.
He has also authored official history of the 11th Battalion of the Mechanised Regiment and the original draft of the 9th Gorkha Rifles which is yet to see the light of the day. During this period he also took to free lance journalism and a large number of his writings on Kashmir affairs and national defence, have appeared in national/local dailies and periodicals from time to time in the form of articles and letters to editors. He is a recipient of the Pandit Prem Nath Bhat Memorial Award for non-professional journalism for the year 1992.