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Army men who carved out their names in business after shedding uniform [Indore] [Times of India]
[December 28, 2012]

Army men who carved out their names in business after shedding uniform [Indore] [Times of India]

(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) MHOW: Generally, when army personnel approach a corporate company to seek a job post-retirement, they are offered security jobs. TOI talked to two such retired officers who had arrived at Mhow to take part in the reunion of YO-64 course of Military College of Telecommunications Engineering (MCTE) and have made it big in business. Both are the course mates of the MCTE commandant Lt Gen Rajesh Pant.

Col Sukesh Behl took premature retirement in 1989 and joined his family business of armature manufacture in Delhi. When he joined the business, the annual turnover was twenty lakhs. With his efforts in about two decades, the business has reached 200 crores and his company is supplying armatures to giants like Crompton Greaves, Chitranjan Locomotives, BHEL, Kirloskar, Rico, Usha, Khaitan etc. Also, he is exporting the same to countries like Germany, Spain, Austria, Italy, Egypt, UK and USA.

Behl said his army training helped him a lot with emphasis is given on man management, communication skills, confidence building, independently handling the things etc.

Another officer Col G Gopalkrishnan is a renowned name across the globe in the field of telecom. Presently, he is the head of a European telecom company and looking after its operations in many western nations.

He told TOI that the army prepares the personnel in such a way that he is disciplined, pro-active, a human being with no religious or political bias, a good decision maker and a man manager.

He said that the government must ensure adequate opportunities to the ex-servicemen. This will help the nation to develop faster.

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