Sunday, August 13, 2006

Lest we forget...

This weekend has a hue or of patriotism with our Independence day round the corner. In keeping with the mood, yesterday we watched a mallu movie "Kirti Chakra", starring Mohanlal. Its directed by an ex-army man and the movie is good though being amateurish in some places. Coincidentally, I received an email today about "Vijay Diwas", the anniversary of the Kargil War, that was on 26th of July. We all talk about Kargil often and its entrenched in our minds, but how many of us remembered Vijay Diwas? I know I didn't! straight face Here is a reminder...



Kargils Heroes:

Lt.Saurabh Kalia



Grenedier. Yogendra Singh - Param Vir Chakra


RFN Sanjay Kumar - Param Vir Chakra


Major Padmapani Acharya - Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)


Lieutenant Balwan Singh - Maha Vir Chakra


Major M Saravanan - VirChakra


Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya - Sena Medal (Posthumous)


Captain Saju Cherian - Sena Medal


Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum - Maha Vir Chakra (Posthumous)


Captain Jerry Prem Raj - Vir Chakra (Posthumous)


Major Sonam Wangchuk - Maha Vir Chakra


Officers & Jawans from the 2nd Rajputana Rifles pray before going into battle, to get back Tololing Top. Behind the jawan in the foreground (with a 5.56mm INSAS rifle) is Captain Vijayant Thapar. 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 valour.


Major Padmapani Acharya, 2nd Rajputana Rifles, leads his men into battle after the successful capture of Tololing Top. The 2 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.


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.


Celebrating the victory:


HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
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4 comments:

Reshma said...

Very good post! It's good that somebody at least takes the effort to remind others about the patriotic Indians who sacrificed their life to save our life!Well done...

Rajesh Dangi said...

Salute to the Spirit!!

Raj said...
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Raj said...

Really appreciable to the one who posted and feel so happy to know that there are still person who wants our heros to be remembered

salute to the spirit as rajesh dangi said.............

happy independence day
jai hind