This book is on Indianisation of the armed forces, the civil and police services. Weaved into the narrative is an account of wars in the past, fought by Subedar Devi Singh, Capt. Rana Jang Bahadur MC in 1914 to Sam Manekshaw, the Field Marshal. It traces the history in the words of the personalities taking part in the events and is not a compilation based document. In any case there are no official histories of Indian wars during the last fifty years - these are still secret! Of particular interest would be Krishna Menon and Thimayya episode, in which the author was personally involved. The book also makes a frank discussion of Indo-British relations and evaluation of the characteristics of the British which enabled them to rule us for so long. Finally the problem of the future - not only of officering the forces - but the training of the bureaucracy with a spine to stand up to corrupting influences.