By D N Singh
Way back in 1949, it was lieutenant General KM Carriapa took over as the first Indian Commander-in-Chief freeing it entirely from the British clutches. And since then India has been celebrating Indian Army Day.
“If death strikes me before I prove my blood, I swear I will kill death ” which Indian can resist from being a patriot if he or she listens to what Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey had assured the nation.
Pages of history may run short when we recall many such tales of valour those our soldiers have left for the Indians to be enamored.
Such words can only come from those who spend sleepless night to let us be safe at home.
Lying motionless, clad in freezing snow and the adversities they keep saying and seeing which we never imagine. Sometimes in groups and sometimes alone, their sense of bravery is limitless.
How can one fathom the courage of such braves who chose to see victory amid dangers and pain of bullet wounds.
“Either I will come back after hoisting the tri-colour or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will back for sure ” even a half dead can wriggle out of the certainties of a death when such words emanate from soldiers like Capt Vikram Batra.
Wrapped in a haze of apprehensions and ferocity these brave Indians stay on guard, sometimes wrapped by most hostile adversities posed by the enemy.
They rest motionless on the terrains, fingers crossed like a wood but a slightest hustle from the enemy boots transforms them to Angry Cheetas, fast and ferocious to finish the enemy.