Brigadier Vidyadhar Gole (Retired)
The writer commanded an Engineer Regiment in Plains during Op Vijay. He has worked in Shaft Sinking Operation in Pokran for the nuclear tests of May 1998. He was UN Military Observer in Angola. He is a highly qualified officer – B E (Civil), MSc (Def Studies), MMS, LLB. He is Fellow of Institution of Engineers. The Officer has vast experience in Combat Engineering and was consultant to UNICEF for improving connectivity in remote areas.