Tuesday, August 19, 2008

India’s Real Heroes

How many more lives are we going to lose before we realize war is futile. A salute to the real heroes of India who fight and lose their life for our better tomorrow. I can only hope, we make them proud by making sure India becomes the best in any and every industry.

Lt. Saurabh Kalia
Capt.Vikram Batra, Param Vir Chakra (Posthumous)
Grenadiers, Yogendra Singh
Param Vir Chakra
RFN .Sanjay Kumar
(Param Vir Chakra)
Major Padmapani Acharya,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) Of the 2nd Battalion of the RAJPUTANA RIFLES
Lieutenant Balwan Singh,
Maha Vir Chakra of the 18th Battalion of GRENADIERS Regiment
Major M Saravanan,
VirChakra, 1 Bihar
Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya,
Sena Medal (Posthumous) (22 YEARS)
Captain Saju Cherian,
Sena Medal, 307 Medium Regiment
Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum,
Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous) of the 12th Battalion of JAMMU AND KASHMIR Light Infantry
Captain R Jerry Prem Raj,
Vir Chakra (Posthumous) , 158 Medium Regiment
Major Sonam Wangchuk,
Maha Vir Chakra of the LADAKH Scouts
Officers & Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles pray before going into battle, to get back Tololing Top. Behind the Jawans in the foreground (with a 5.56mm INSAS rifle) is Captain Vijayant Thapar
http://www.captainv ijyantthapar. com/ . His face is partly hidden and is seen sporting a beard. Lieutenant Thapar laid down his life, in the capture of Tololing Top and was awarded the Vir Chakra posthumously for his valor.
Major Padmapani Acharya, 2nd Rajputana Rifles, leads his men into battle after the successful capture of Tololing Top. The2 Raj. Rifles' next assignment was to capture the Knoll mountain feature in the Black Rock area, which is in the Drass sub-sector. It was here, that Major Acharya laid down his life in the highest traditions of the Indian Army on 29
June 1999. He was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra, posthumously .

Making the way through narrow valley
The Leh-Batalik road is as notorious as the Srinagar-Kargil road. At its beginning lie staging areas, at its end fierce fighting and often, death. Jawans patrol the rugged slopes near Batalik. For them, there is little time for rest and little time to think, always poised on the edge of action.
Capt.Vijayant Thapar (Robin)
He laid down for OUR BETTER TOMORROW At the age of only 22

His Last Letter to his parents

Moments before the final assault Capt. Vijyant Thapar (Robin) left this letter at the war front base, to be handed over to his family
Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, remember their 23 comrades who fell in the decisive battle for the Tololing Top. The battalion earned four Maha Vir Chakras, one of India 's highest medals for gallantry, three of them being awarded posthumously.
Captain (Dr.) Rajshree Gupta, Army Medical Corps (AMC), salutes the tricolour-draped coffin of her husband, Major Vivek Gupta of the 2nd Rajputana Rifles, who died fighting the enemies.

Lets Tribute this Independence day for those heroes who left their life and live their life for the nation.

Please don't wish 'Happy Independence’ day to anyone, just tell to remember those heroes and to salute them while listening our national anthem.

And say... "JAI HIND”, be proud to be an Indian.

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Jaidev Jamwal said...

Apart from them, there must be 100s if not thousands who laid down their lives for this country. 500 died in Kargil war only, many die daily fighting terrorists.Not possible to mention each one of them, but don't forget them either

VikramJb said...

Hey jaidev

Thanks for you commets :). Nobody's is forgetting anyone, I cannot vouch for politicians though. Like you said it is not possible to mention each and everyone of them. Its really sad that people are risking their life to see us safe and I don't think we utilizing the much given freedom properly.