Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj is quite a star on social media and especially Youtube and WhatsApp for his extremely inflammatory videos. In his videos, he dresses up in a variety of attires, all of which are used by the different wings of Armed Forces of India and he claims himself to be the Chief Commandos Mentor of the Elite Special Forces. This online persona that he created became so famous that he was even called to News debates after Surgical strike, URI attacks etc. He started getting offers from Bollywood and even got a role in a Tiger Shroff movie called Baaghi.

Shifuji in army attire

Shifuji seen with Bollywood Celebrities
Shifuji seen with Bollywood Celebrities

Meet Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj: The living legend who played Tiger SHroff's trainer in Baaghi
Screenshot from Zee News Article

While Shifuji was climbing up the popularity ladder, there were many who were also doubting his credentials. One man, Abhishek Shukla, took up the responsibility of studying this man and has exposed Shifuji after a lot of elaborate research. We had earlier written on Alt News about Shifuji where we’d used a video posted by Abhishek Shukla to expose Shifuji.

Abhishek Shukla kept following this issue and even filed a police complaint with Ahmedabad Crime Branch so that Shifuji’s claims are investigated. On his own accord, he sent out several RTI requests to various departments for clarifications on Shifuji. After a lot of back and forth, finally, he has been able to get Ministry of Defence (Navy) to respond in form of a RTI response that no person called Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj ever worked as a Marine Commando in the Indian Navy. Also, no person with that name has ever been involved in training Marine Commandos. A copy of the RTI response can be seen here, the address has been blurred out for security reasons.

RTI response on Shifuji from Ministry of Defence

This response is very relevant as Shifuji would often wear the MARCOS badge while play-acting in his videos. MARCOS or Marine Commandos is the special forces unit of the Indian Navy. Only those who have worked as a Marine Commando in Indian Navy are entitled to such a badge. In the picture below, you can see a screenshot of a Shifuji video where he’s sporting the MARCOS badge.

Shifuji Bhardwarj with MARCOS Badge

Here’s a larger image of what the MARCOS badge looks like.

MARCOS badge

This is a picture of an Indian Navy commando sporting the same MARCOS badge.

marine-commandos-sporting-marcos-badge

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The RTI response from Ministry of Defence that Shifuji Shaurya Bhardwaj was never a Marine Commando himself nor was he ever associated in any training process of Indian Navy Marine Commandos coupled along with the fact that he wears the MARCOS badge to make it appear as if he’s an ex Marine Commando should be enough to expose the duplicitous nature of Shijuji’s claims.

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Mohammed Sabir
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Shouldnt Indian Navy take action against Shifu for impersonating as Navy Elite commando?

Jai desai
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This is the misuse of freedom of speech as well as he is imitating to be some officer but he is not, so the navy does not gives shit on this issue. The navy has more important work to do then to punish this self proclaimed commando or shifuji.

A staunch indian
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Where has he impersonated as an officer ? just because a guy started defaming him you have already passed the verdict Sir do you actually thing a wrong question can get a right answer in AN RTI?

ismail
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Check his old videos and online pages where he is described as trainer of commandos… He has been using right wing likers for his personal publicity

Indian First
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Yes he is indeed a trainer of commandos & there is no doubt about It
Mr he is one of the best Martial Artist Grandmaster in the world & doesn’t require any branding on the name of the armed forces. Mr Ismail he is the spoke about hindu muslim unity & have trained lakhs of women in rural India What have you done for this country?

Muhammed
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What you have done for your country. No one can do anything whether he is right or wrong. If the ismail is right show us the evidence. The government is……. more precisely I say army is not fool enough to let the people abuse the military like that. If military found this kind of thing and this kind of situation they immediately react. They dont care about the politics whatsoever

Diksh
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Right buddy Army’s RTI has not been brought to public domain because it might have been positive for sure….. There are people who have seen Shifuji Shaurya training the armed forces and special forces. The complaint which was made to commissioner of police Mumbai on the 12 th of December 2016 by an ex army major has been brought to an end otherwise Shifuji SHAURYA would have been behind the bar because mumbai police gives a shit to any power of phone calls. If Shifubi would have done anything illegal would have been punished for the same. But he has… Read more »
Tony stark
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Nothing like that dude…that “best martial artist in the world” thing didn’t digested well to me….how could a person with a pro fight record of 0-0-0 be the best, u know what a national level kwonkicker or an amateaur boxer would be enough for him..now let’s talk about his training in martial arts…i’ve been a practicinor of “JEET KUNE DO” for 4 years…saw his demonstration on youtube…what he does is what we call bullshido…even a black belt karate instructor would teach you a lot…he doesen’t know any ground fighting ..have no fight record …just a fucking amature…now come to the… Read more »
Eugene A
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Obviously, your definition of a good fighter is associated only with the world of sports and the ring and records. Military people do not care about this bullshido. They are trained to kill using whatever means and weapons. I personally don’t give much thought to someone’s ego and ring record because i have seen many ring champions loose street fights and getting beaten unconscious with iron rods and knuckle dusters. Some have been stabbed to death. So what’s s the big deal about ground technique if someone can bite your muscles off your bone and dont give a shita about… Read more »
Eugene A
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And for the record, all trainers of SF need not be army or navy.
Some are civilians with a set of skills

Diksh
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Sir any martial artist would not claim the way you do. If you are better do something for the nation and yes you are talking about someone who has trained lakhs of women free of cost in rural india what about you what have you done for the nation? Are you actually credible to raise any question ? Dont think so . Regards

Sk Md Sarfaraz
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Every individual in our country have duties toward our country, like you are made to Trivialise on the name of Nationalism, what you so called Nationalist do not understand that patriotism for us its not Shouting Jai Hind and right after that go lynch people…We are as patriotic as you are. Real patriot is one who does not evade tax, does not spit on the road, do not commit crime and destroy our countries name…a real patriot goes to office on time works hard with honesty.. They are also as much patriot as you are. so please stop asking people… Read more »
Indian First
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Mr Desai can you pls provide cogent evidence of Shifuji posing as an officer (Are u trying to say that entire country is fool except you). Pls provide evidence for the further discussion on the same topic. For the Reference This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the… Read more »
Sensible_Indian
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Akal ke dushman, why tick to idiotic facts when the Indian Navy has stated that no one with the name of Shifuji or whatever he is known as has ever trained the Marine Commandos. Phir wahi baat?If he was never i the navy, never a marine commando, never trained marine commandos, THEN your statement is false. Try to prove a false negative?? Naamumkin. So, take a dump, go back to sleep.

Diksh
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Bigger question is where is the proof where master Shifuji said to be a navy officer or commando ? Provide a cogent evidence ? TEHRE is no evidence to support your claim ? And yes under osa 1923 armed forces will never disclose any such information related to the training . You people are so innocent ?

A staunch indian
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Yes for sure the action is to be taken but where is the evidence of cheating or fooling anyone Sir?

Nick
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The fact that he is wearing a badge thats not authorised to him makes him a defaulter. See these badges are earned after a kot of toil and others are not authorised to wear it

Indian First
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Dear Nick The fact is not providing your correct identity & profile picture with a blue tick mark of verification makes you a defaulter in this discussion? What do you want to say on this? Ok So has he worn the badge on the Uniform? & There is no such law which may stop him wearing the badge on a designed jacket ? If there is any section under IPC or CRPC pls refer ? If not then Keep your mouth Shut without the details. This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya… Read more »
Nick
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Don’t publish this bulshit from his website

Sk Md Sarfaraz
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Dude stop copy pasting

Indian
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Ass**le what more evidence u required?

A staunch indian
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Pls go and read the IPC 419 impersonation Sir he has not done any impersonation he has been Shifuji commando trainer in all the forms of digital & other media so how has he done the impersonation under the IPC pls explain under IPC & CRPC

Muhammed
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So why there is no Wikipedia Page about his act of valor. The military person who have done so many task…….and have no Wikipedia page…….Sorry not meant to abuse the “Grand Master” But google it your self and tell me where is the page. Again no one can do anything about it…..it futile to talk about….we are living in 21 century where we have debate…”WEB WARS” where a person became hero or patriot at night or extremist terrorist at night. Depends how you write your thought.

anon
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What the F is this “GRAND MASTER”

Indian First
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Mohammed Sabir, Yes you are right but why do not you think that navy would have not informed the authority & yes Where is the sections of IPC & CRPS against Shifuji ? & Yes When you say Impersonation is not applicable here because Shifuji never met anyone or Mentioned anywhere to be An officer of Navy. so there is no impersonation . Rest is left on your wisdom. For understanding every thing here os the article This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17,… Read more »
Diksh
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Don’t you think if Shifuji was wrong would have been arrested by police or intelligence agencies
The complaint against him seems to be brought in to a logical conclusion must have been interrogated properly and closed. Pls don’t question the integrity of mumbai police.
Regards

Pk1994
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Bhakts will send you guys to pakistan now.

Muhammed
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Yeah because people talk about the Master’s repo……..Be real guys Master(If he is real) will take are of them. Why so serious…LOL

NIck
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Maybe his Real Name is something else… LOL

Roshan
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His real name is Deepak Dubey.

Vikram Bhatia
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Bhayyaji

Indian First
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Yes Your Elder Brother called BhaiyaJi I hope u are not trying to insult NORTH INDIANS as we call Bhaiya to our elder Brothers. This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan badge, a stiff (worn around the… Read more »
Indian First
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You are absolutely wrong it is Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj check out his travel tickets on the social media, will come to know about his real name.. This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan badge, a stiff… Read more »
Indian First
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The Govt of India has given him the Legal Right to use the full name
GRANDMASTER SHIFUJI SHAURYA BHARDWAJ
There is a doubt on your name LOL

Israr
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But still bhakt community will not believe

Sambuddha Biswas
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If anyone want to do sometimes good for our country then all motherchod pulled him back.

Vikram Bhatia
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But Bhenchod what privilege he has to operate Automatic & semi Automatic rifles??

A staunch indian
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Wow very nice language Sir , Your parents will be very proud of you for the upbringing keep it up Pls say the same to your parents as well thanks

Indian First
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Your second word is enough to understand who are you Bhatiya thanks

A staunch indian
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You are absolutely right Sir

AvengerX
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Did he watch a lot of kung fu panda ? Master Shifu 😛

Bhartiya Cheetah
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I knew it. His fraudery can be seen from his first video. One must notice that in his latter videos he always says that he is an “aam nagrik of India”. And he calls himself an “Commando Trainer” and posts photos of himself in a semi-army attire. Now these guys who train bouncers also call themselves with titles like these.
There is already a quora question regarding his authenticity in which a lot of ex-army / navy officers have expressed their doubt about him and some claimed that he is lying to gain youtube views.

A staunch indian
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Sir Cheetah what have you done for this country pls enlighten us ?
He has never claimed to be an officer or soldier & if he has than where is the evidence ?

Aadi
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Are you actually supporting this guy, cause it sounds like it……he is a fraud period……I am not passing a judgement, I am not a judge or jury, but let’s call a spade a spade

Akshat
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You choot, tere jaise hi main bhi yahan baithke keyboard hi thok raha hoon, lavde. Kam se kam yeh chutiye Shifu ka mooh mein toh nahin le raha tere jaise. Staunch Indian my ass.

Indian First
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Dear Cheetah , What is the authenticity of the ex personal as you said according to quora Cheetah is just an animal not the surname so what should i call u now? Grow up man , Whatever he has done for the country is more than any of common man & yes he is INDEED a Commandos Mentor & Commando Trainer so pls don’t disrespect him …. For doubts have a look here This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6… Read more »
PCPC
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It is frightening that the MOD does not appear to take action against this individual. Tomorrow he could pretend to be a “commando” in a real life incident and he could get away with it. If not him somebody else could if the MOD are not considering any action. The MOD maybe putting the citizens of India at risk here by their inaction.

A staunch indian
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PCPC what is your original identity Sir /Madam
It is the same situation to your name as well tomorrow you may pretend to be OBAMA in a real life and later can get away from it…..Why the IT act has not arrested you is a matter of concern because it is also a crime to create a fake ID on internet ?
What do you say ?

PCPC
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I guess if I will be arrested so will you for the same reason! We may meet up at some prison.

A staunch indian
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Do not worry sir my name & all the informations are correctly mentioned in the portal, Thank you Jai Hind

Indian First
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You are misleading nothing else MOD has already done a complete enquiry & go & find it from the portal also Shifuji has been given a clean chit/complaints against him has already been closed with the no of 69954 to Commissioner of police . So PCPC (ur identity is fake & talking about the identity LOLOLOL). Do not mislead the youth. Thanks This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created… Read more »
A staunch indian
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@@@@Grandmaster Shifuji has motivated millions of indian youth to respect the nation ,parents, women, gurus , religion & alot more …. Is it wrong in any sense ? What has he done wrong by abusing the traitors & Anti national media? @@@What have these guys for the country ? @@@@ With great respect Sir, Major Ashish Chaturvedi Sir , You wrote a complaint to Mumbai Police commissioner on the 12th of december 2016 with & received a complaint no 69954. Sir why have you curculated the letter in social media and in public domains Is it actually a behaviour of… Read more »
Abhinav
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Those who need ‘Shifuji type’ people to get motivated in the direction of nationalism are really pathetic and need some counselling and also much needed attention of their parents and well wishers….
Dekho zara shifuji ko … bhagat Singh ki photo bhi chipka rakhi hai coat par…. Kabhi dekha normal aadmi ko aise karte hue…Log paagal kahenge use..

Indian First
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Abhinav every individual has been granted the fundamental rights & u are trying to mislead them and insulting them by calling pathetic. Aren’t u ? Abhinav He was the first one to do this Bhagat Singh ji s printing on the clothes & u r absolutely right that Kabhi Kisi ko Dekha
Nahi dekha Tha Shifuji ne Sikhaya hai Sabko.
Aur Aapki Bhasha Shaili se hi pata chanta hai ki Aap Asal me kaun aur kahan se hain?
Bhagat Singh ke Aage ape Jee Nahi Lagaya Jaata Aapse kya discussion karen Sir? Jaap bahut Bade wale
Thanks

Indian First
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Mr Abhinav you are right rise logon ko PAGAL hi kehate hai aap raise damage wale to Bass Passport India ka Rakhee hain our Zimmedari nah jane khan ki? Was Aaapne is witan ke like Kya kayak Bata Payenge ? You must see what have you personally done for this nation & then point a finger on someone else. It seems you have some deferent agenda ? Understand here This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya… Read more »
A staunch indian
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The RTI is absolutely correct because the questions were wrong ? for Example if you ask Has Mr Obama an Indian navy officer what would be the answer? When did Mr Modi train the US Navy seals ? what would be the answer? The RTI questions were wrong Just for your kind knowledge NO Special Force Unit will disclose the training authority,patter, people involved, stations, locations under the Official secrets act 1923 & National Security Act 1980. How can you guys even expact to get the details of trainings in an RTI what intelligent people man? Tomorrow a terrorist will… Read more »
VaiVa
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Cool down patriot. I am Naval veteran and I had served last 3 years of my service in the Bureau, HR center of the Navy… The Navy has replied, that’s it.

Indian First
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Via What is your name & Rank Sir? Pls let the readers know , That would be Great ? In case the Identity isn’t required i must be also someone very important ? Thank you This article may help everyone Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan… Read more »
Shauryaveer Singh
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Dude. What about your identity ? You have been asking about everyone’s identity but hiding under pretext of false name. Why don’t you have guts to put your real name and identity. ?

A staunch indian
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PART 1- Respected readers Namstey Jai hind , Sat shree Akal , Assalam o alaykum , Good evening, First of all the video & the story seems very planted against an individual named Shifuji ? As we all know the celebrities have their managers,PR teams, social media groups to manage their accounts & content so in any of these condition a celebrity or a brand is never liable for the content & the campaigns for the branding and promotions , These activities are generally covered under an MOU between the agencies & brand/celebrity/public figure etc. These are covered under IT… Read more »
Indian First
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This may clear the doubts about GrandMaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan badge, a stiff (worn around the neck), a plain maroon beret, and a pointed mustache. An expert in various combat techniques and inventor of MITTI (Soil) Swadeshi Customized System of… Read more »
A staunch indian
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PART 2- 2- Shifuji has fooled people with an impersonation of an army men ? Ok we again ask a question to these guys where has he ever said or written that he is an army officer or even a JAWAN? Pls share the proofs we will also come with you to the court to register a case against Shifuji but why don’t you guys go to court or police after Your complaints are rejected continuously ? 3- Shifuji has earned money on the name of army it’s the biggest joke ever Shifuji master has never charged a single rupee… Read more »
A staunch indian
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PART 3- @@@@Grandmaster Shifuji has motivated millions of indian youth to respect the nation ,parents, women, gurus , religion & alot more …. Is it wrong in any sense ? What has he done wrong by abusing the traitors & Anti national media? @@@What have these guys for the country ? @@@@ With great respect Sir, Major Ashish Chaturvedi Sir , You wrote a complaint to Mumbai Police commissioner on the 12th of december 2016 with & received a complaint no 69954. Sir why have you curculated the letter in social media and in public domains Is it actually a… Read more »
A staunch indian
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DEAR READERS, THE BIGGEST JOKE EVER . DO YOU THINK THAT THE COMMANDOS TRAINING SPECIALLY THE INDIAN NAVY MARINE COMMANDOS TRAINING OR TRAINERS OR TRAINING PATTERNS & SYSTEMS CAN BE SHARED/ DISCUSSED IN THE PUBLIC DOMAINS ? DO YOU ACTUALLY THINK THAT THIS RTI HAS DONE THE JUSTICE. I BELIVE SO BECAUSE TOMORROW ANY TRAITOR MAY WRITE AN RTI & WILL ASK FOR ALL THE DETAILS OF THE TRAINING AND WOULD THE RTI REVEAL THOSE FACTS THAN WHY DO YOU THINK THAT THIS PARTICULAR RTI HAS GIVEN THE RIGHT INFORMATION?

THERE IS ALOT OF DECODING COMING SOON

12315
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How the hell u knw all the things…he wears the military uniform and badget isn’t that enough to show that he claims to be an officer even real officers don’t shout that they are from indian navy…we come to knw by just seeing what are thy wearing…so it makes no sense that he does’nt said that he is navy commando or something..

Goku
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Plot twist :- it’s Shifuji commenting by the name ‘A Staunch Indian’

Setu
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@Goku hahaha.

Indian First
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& what about you GOKU ? Who are you? I know but can not name you because you do not deserve that must attention .

imran
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dont u who a goku, he will kamehame ur ass to moon and beyond

Msk
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Navy should take a strict action against shifuji crack head barks on nationalism same like bjp
Shifuji a coward

Indrajit
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Should take action against him

Pandu
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No matter what he did and impersonated as.
Not to forget he was doing this for the betterment of the country and maybe if a guy in uniform speaks people take him seriously.

Anu
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This imposter must be behind bars!!

Indian First
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A recent article Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 by admin 6 Comments Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan badge, a stiff (worn around the neck), a plain maroon beret, and a pointed mustache. An expert in various combat techniques and inventor of MITTI (Soil) Swadeshi Customized System of Situation Reaction Tactics, he has trained multiple… Read more »
Indian First
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A recent Article by MyVOICE.opindia Truth of Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj that every Indian should know July 17, 2017 Grandmaster Shifuji Shaurya Bharadwaj over the last year has created a wave in the online world, with his aggressive video’s and his army lookalike uniform. Shifuji donned combat attires which includes the combat insignia alleged to be a lookalike of the Balidan badge, a stiff (worn around the neck), a plain maroon beret, and a pointed mustache. An expert in various combat techniques and inventor of MITTI (Soil) Swadeshi Customized System of Situation Reaction Tactics, he has trained multiple divisions of… Read more »
Rehan AHmad
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Bhakto ko aise hi bande chahiye.. inko busy karke apna ullu seedha karte hain..

Avik
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Does the editor of this piece of news realises that he/she has exposed the faces of few MARCOS which is never to be revealed on Social media

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