Major General Rohit GuptaHead, Aerospace And Defence
From typical years in SRCC as a hosteler, I joined the Indian Military Academy and served as a Combat Arms Officer, having retired as the Addnl DG Weapon and Equipment of Indian Army. The understanding of life was ingrained into me by the rustic and harsh but underlined affectionate ‘grooming’ by the men I rubbed shoulders with, in my progressive years. It is the ultimate treasure I got from Men who asked for nothing but gave everything. Had resilience beyond known threshold, spoke in a rustic tongue, were abrasive to say the least but had Gold in their heart. I was their leader but had to earn the right to lead them, and tested I was at each stage. Praise never was uttered, but the smile in the eyes (and yes eyes smile on the face of a rugged soldier) said it all. Acceptance reluctantly given, but once given it was with the responsibility of his life. Look beyond the brass and polish of the Army, and you see the camaraderie which transgresses all human relationship. What else can it be when lives are dependent on each other and there are no questions asked if they are required to be given, only trust that they will not be in vain.
As I transited to my second phase in life, and changed my outer persona to a Corporate one, I was fortunate to find an opportunity to contribute to Primus Partners. The foundation of culture in this family is not much different to that in the Army. The sense of belonging, camaraderie, grounding in doing the ‘Right’ thing, pride in one’s own and others’ achievement are admirable drivers that are taking Primus forward.