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Sam Manekshaw

Geburtstag: 3. April 1914
Todesdatum: 27. Juni 2008

Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw war der erste Feldmarschall der Indischen Streitkräfte und gilt als Architekt des Sieges von Indien im Bangladesch-Krieg von 1971. Wikipedia

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„The status of the field marshal of the country or the equivalent has to be unique for the nation.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

His remark to A.P.J.Abdul Kalam during a meeting in 2007.[A. P. J. Abdul Kalam, Turning Points, http://books.google.com/books?id=HykusumG6YkC&pg=PT26, HarperCollins Publishers, 978-93-5029-543-4, 26–]

„There will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

His remark on assuming command of the retreating 4 Corps during the Sino-Indian War of 1962 quoted in Sam Manekshaw, soldier, died on June 27th, aged 94, 3 July 2008, 2 December 2013, The Economist http://www.economist.com/node/11661408?story_id=11661408,

„If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

[PREMJI, A Nomad Repaints the Globe, http://books.google.com/books?id=BatAAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA70, PartridgeIndia, 978-1-4828-1337-1, 70–]

„Then I guess Pakistan would have won (the 1971 war).“

—  Sam Manekshaw

the 1971 war His quip when asked, if he had opted for Pakistan at the time of the partition in 1947.

Source: A soldier's general, 28 June 2008, 2 December 2013, Mumbai Mirror http://www.mumbaimirror.com/news/india/A-soldiers-general/articleshow/15824703.cms,

„You know I have no political ambitions. My job is to command my army and see that it is kept as a first rate instrument. Your job is to look after the country.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

This was a reply he gave when Indira Gandhi called him to her chamber and confronted him with the question Are you trying to take over from me? [Jayakar, Pupul Jayakar, Indira Gandhi: A Biography, http://books.google.com/books?id=gm5JGkb2rhkC&pg=PA512, 27 November 1997, Penguin Books India, 978-0-14-011462-1, 215]

„I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defence of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

His view on the military knowledge of politicians quoted in NRIs irked by poor Manekshaw farewell, 7 July 2008, 2 December 2013, Diligent Media Corporation Ltd. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-nris-irked-by-poor-manekshaw-farewell-1176337,

„It's nonsense that people join the army to serve the country, like the politicians do it only for the sake of the country.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

Quotations by 60 Greatest Indians, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology http://resourcecentre.daiict.ac.in/eresources/iresources/quotations.html,

„Give me a man or a woman with common sense and who is not an idiot and I assure you can make a leader out of him or her.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

During a lecture on leadership quoted in [Field Marshal KM Kariappa Memorial Lectures, 1995-2000, http://books.google.com/books?id=Eux31FCNj8MC&pg=PA21, 2001, Lancer Publishers, 978-81-7062-119-5, 21–]

„He was an extremely humane and approachable officer and was the epitome of a gentleman.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

Comment by Major General Shubi D Sood in “A soldier's general” in Mumbai Mirror.

„Naturally UK. I know the British, know their language, whereas elsewhere I will have to get myself familiar with the people and learn their language refresh.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

To the hypothetical question where outside India I would like to stay, I said:

An Interview With The Field Marshal - Apr 03, 2016, https://swarajyamag.com/from-the-archives/an-interview-with-the-field-marshal

„Whether an atom bomb is necessary or not, in this world if you want to be recognized, if you don’t want to be kicked about, you have to be powerful both militarily and economically.“

—  Sam Manekshaw

An Interview With The Field Marshal - Apr 03, 2016, https://swarajyamag.com/from-the-archives/an-interview-with-the-field-marshal

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