Having been a defence services officer [ I took voluntary retirement after 20 years of service], I have always nurtured the hope that there will be a General [Army], Admiral [Navy] or Air Chief Marshal [IAF]- the highest rank, from among the Badagas in the not so distant future. Mind you, it takes about 35 years to reach the top as a commissioned officer.
Kodavas – Coorgis have had many who reached the very top – who can forget Field Marshal Cariappa?
And then, there was an email from shibu khadan who writes to ask “I want to join the defence,so can you give me some tips about ssb(PPDT)..” and hence this post.
Thanks for your email. I am glad to know that you want to join the defence forces. I am giving the link below for career options in Indian Air Force.
Pl do let me know your qualification so that I can give more info.
The basic quality you need to get through in SSB is self confidence. There is a huge shortage of officers, both men and women, in all the three arms of the defence services [Army, Navy and Air Force], so it is not very difficult to get through if you prepare a bit. Go through the SSB guides – plenty available in the book stores.
Pl do not hesitate to contact me for more guidance.
With best wishes,
Wg Cdr JP