This is one of my favorite topics to discuss with you all . all the Ex soldiers who are fighting this elections.
1 . Major Dr(Rtd) Surendra Poonia ,VSM (Vishisht Seva Medal) -
AAP Candidate from Sikar,Rajasthan
- Major (Dr) Poonia is an alumnus of the Armed Forces Medical College,Pune .He was first from his village to become an army officer and a doctor. He is the one of the best sportsmen produced by Navodaya Vidyalaya and by one of India’s premier defense academies – AFMC. In year 1999 he broke all the long distance races record held by AFMC alumni from as far back as 1968 and 1971. After obtaining his MBBS degree from AFMC, Pune, Major Poonia was commissioned in the Indian Army in Aug 2001.
He later volunteered for challenging and elite volunteer force of the Indian Army- The Parachute Regiment, where he served with 2 Para Special Forces, 10 Para Special Forces and 5 Para for 5 years in the insurgency ridden area of J&K. He also saw service on the world’s highest battlefield – Siachen. During a counter terrorism operation in 2005 at Bandipore forest , Kashmir, he saved the lives of 1 officer and 8 soldiers during a fierce gun-battle for which the Chief of the Indian Army decorated him with his Commendation Card.
Major Poonia also served with distinction in the United Nation’s Peace Keeping Mission at DRC (Congo) for one year managing international peace missions in difficult areas.
In 2008, he was selected for the oldest and most prestigious Parachute -Cavalry regiment of India -The President’s Bodyguard (PBG), which serves directly under the Supreme Commander of the Nation. The PBG is the only Para-Cavalry regiment in the world.He served under two Presidents of India -Smt Pratibha Devi Singh Patil and Sh Pranab Mukherjee.
In 2010, Major Poonia became the first Indian sportsman to win three medals in the World Medical Games at Croatia. Subsequently, in 2011 at Las-Palmas, Spain, he won 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal at the same meet. Year 2012 saw him further improve on his previous sporting success when he won 2 gold medals and 5 silver medals in Antalya, Turkey, becoming the first athlete to win consecutive gold medals in the Power Lifting event for 3 years in a row.
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Major Dr. (R) Sunny Poonia
- Vishist Seva Medal By Hon’ble President of India
- Big Reliance Most Entertaining Sportsman of the year -Jaipur 2013
- Awarded 3 times by Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal by Chief of Indian Army for meritorious military service in India/abroad.
- 5 Gold,8 Silver and 2 Bronze Medals at World Medical Games (2010-2012)
- Best Student’ Award in Young officer’s Course at Officer’s Training Academy,Lucknow-2002
2. General(R) V K Singh,PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC. –
BJP candidate from Ghaziabad
Singh was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion of The Rajput Regiment (Kali Chindi) on 14 June 1970. He then commanded the same unit when it was positioned along the Line Of Control with Pakistan.
General Vijay Kumar Singh PVSM, AVSM, YSM, ADC is the 26th Chief of Army Staff. A highly decorated Officer, he is the 33rd International Fellow and the first Indian Armed Forces officer to be inducted into the United States Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame. He graduated from the Defence Services Staff College as a Honours graduate of the United States Army Infantry School, topped the Rangers Course at Fort Benning and was inducted into the United States Army War College International Fellows Hall of Fame; the first Indian Armed Forces officer to do so.
- General Singh was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) for distinguished service while commanding a counter-insurgency force.
- Honorary Aide-De-Camp to the President of India
- Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM)
- Yudh Seva Medal for his distinguished Service in Operation Parakram
- Ranger Tab
3 . Wing Commander(Rtd) Abdul Nasir Hanfee ,Veer Chakra
AAP Candidate from Jabalpur
On 23 September 1987, then Flight Lieutenant Abdul Nasir Hanfee was launched in Siachen area to assist the Army. Taking off in a short time, he undertook the much needed Army support missions in the area. Flying from sunrise to sunset in marginal weather conditions with frequent snow blizzards and whiteout conditions and frequent adversary shelling of the posts, he achieved 14 to 15 sorties a day for three continuous days, with total disregard to his personal safety. He single-handedly managed to provide the much-needed logistic support for two days which was a big morale booster for our troops in Siachen Glacier area. fighting in a hostile terrain.
In a restricted area where the guns were required to fire continuously to meet the adversary’s challenge, he also showed exceptional professionalism by evacuating 38 casualties in a single day from the area with undue disregard to his personal safety.
Thus, Flight Lieutenant Abdul Nasir Hanfee exhibited high degree of professional skill and courage in the face of the adversary. For this mission he was awarded the Vir Chakra.
To Change the Nation , he Joins Aam Aadmi Party and believes in Gandhian Principles and Swaraj.
4. Colonel Rajyawardhan Singh Rathore,AVSM
BJP candidate from Jaipur Rural
Rathore passed from NDA and since then served in Indian Army till 2013. He hails from Jaisalmer,Rajasthan. rose to fame after winning the Silver Medal in Men’s Double Trap at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
At 2002 Commonwealth Games, Rathore won a Gold Medal and set a new Commonwealth Games Record of 192 targets out of 200, which still stands. Rathore, went on to successfully defend his Commonwealth Champion title by winning the Gold Medal at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. He won Gold Medals in two World Shooting Champions at Sydney in 2004 and Cairo in 2006.
In 2006, Rathore won a Bronze Medal in the World Championship in Spain.Rathore is accredited for winning the Asian Clay Target Gold Medal for four times in a row from 2003 to 2006.
- 2004-2005 – awarded Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna (Highest Sporting Honour of India).
- 2003-2004 – Arjuna Award
- Rathore is a recipient of the Padma Shri
- Ati vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), military award for exceptional service, presented by the President of India on behalf of the Government of India.
- 1990 -Sword of Honour (For the Best All Round Officer Cadet at the Indian Military Academy).
- 1990 – the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal (For the Best Sportsmen at the Indian Military Academy).
5. Col Devinder Sehrawat –
AAP Candidate from South Delhi
20 years in Army .after getting retired from armed forces, started to fight for the farmers’ struggle in getting their compensation for their lands. He often voices his opinions for the farmers through articles in news papers and magazines.An IIM-Ahmedabad alumnus,Devinder Sehrawat is a multi-faceted personality. Through each of his roles as soldier, journalist, social activist, and farmers’ leader, he has been serving the nation with dedication. His patriotic spirit was nurtured in childhood, born as he was into a family of patriots, with his father and grandparents also having served in the armed forces.
6. Lt General Raj Kadyan
AAP Candidate from Jhunjhunu,Rajasthan
Lt Gen Raj Kadyan
Retired as Lt. General (deputy chief of Army staff) from Indian army. He has extensively worked for welfare of Ex servicemen. Formed an organization ISEM for ex servicemen. Fought a battle for one rank one pension for ex servicesmen. Stays in Gurgaon. Jhunjhunu has large number of ex servicemen mostly from Jat Community. There might be some resistance from volunteers, he being an outsider but he has higher winability.
7 . Col P S Bhatnagar -
AAP candidate from Rajsamand,Rajasthan
An Infantry Commando -served in Indian Army for almost three decades across the length and breadth of our country ,mostly on Pakistan & China Borders. A keen environmentalist and a social worker , special awards from our late PM -Smt Indira Gandhi and Shri Dhanik Lal Mandal –erstwhile Governor of Punjab & Haryana for pioneering work in the field of environment .
8 . Colonel Gadkari
AAP Candidate from Ratnagiri
Retired Colonel, Member of the 18 Grenadiers which won Tiger Hill, has been NCC Group Commander who has managed schools and colleges in this constituency.
9 . Retd. Col Bharat Singh
AAP Candidate from Balia,Uttar Pradesh
10 . Capt Amarinder Singh
Congress Candidate from Amritsar
He served as a captain in Indian Army. He joined Indian Army in June 1963 and resigned in early 1965. He rejoined the Army again as hostilities broke out with Pakistan. He again resigned after the war was over in early 1966.
11. Jaswant Singh
Independent Candidate from Barmer
Jaswant SIngh was in Army in late 1960s ,alumnus of NDA,Khadakwasla . He has left BJP and will fight as an Independent Candidate ,although he is experienced politician in NDA regime.
12. Sqd.Ldr Prasad
AAP Lok Sabha Candidate from Guntur.
Guest Lecturer in the Engineering & Management colleges across
Part time PhD Scholar in the Department of Computer Science at
Former Commissioned Officer with Indian Air Force in Aeronautical Engineering Branch actively involved in operations during Kargil war.
Retired [pre-mature] as Squadron Leader from Indian Air Force.
B. Tech (Electrical& Electronics Engineering) from JNTU,
M. Tech (Communication & Computer Networks) from MITS, Gwalior and MBA (Marketing & HR) from Osmania University Campus College, Hyderabad.
Alumnus of Air Force Technical College, Bangalore and Air Force
Administrative College, Coimbatore.
If you know any Ex Soldiers who are fighting General Elections,kindly leave a comment.
Go Ahead ,vote for the Best , Jai Hind