By Maj (R) Munir Ahmed (2nd SSC)
Back in November 1972, I was on attachment with Karakoram Scouts at Olding Sector (Commonly known as Kargil Sector). An Army unit (57 Punjab) commanded by Lt Col Azad was sent there for the first time. Lt Col Azad had a marathon stay at ISSB, Kohat as GTO when he was a major. This real joke was narrated by him in the Officers Mess which goes like this;
Maj Azad, as GTO, was supervising a Group Planning exercise at ISSB Kohat. One candidate, who had village background, was made the commander. The requirement was to lead his team in carrying a few objects (On the Sand Model ) from one place to another, bypassing certain obstacles. The boy was very confused and did not know what to do. He wasted a lot of time in apprehending the situation and was running short of time.
His conduct was so irritating that despite the instructions for no interference, Maj Azad lost his patience and in quite desperate tone asked the candidate, “Gentleman, Can’t you use your head?
The boy took it as hint/ help from the GTO. He kept all the objects on his head, crossed all the obstacles and reached the point where he was supposed to.
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