The dedication, determination and doughtiness with which our Indian Soldiers perform their herculean task of safeguarding our national territory is comparable to none. No one better than their are entitled to be addressed as ‘ The real hero’s’ .
They always give their best at every situation and do their work honestly-
The Indian Army knows how to fight back. They know how to give a befitting reply. Recently we lost our Soldiers in the Pulwama attack in Kashmir. Today our Army fought back and killed the JeM leaders who were operating in Kashmir.
Lt.Gen Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon announced that within 100 hours after the attack they killed all the leaders of the JeM who were operating in Kashmir against India.
This is the power of the Indian Army. This is the modern India. Being the 3rd most powerful Army in the world, the Army has once again proved why they are called the best in the world. The Indian Army are not cowards like the Pakistanis. They know how to protect their nation.
I cannot explain my love and respect for the Indian Army. We complain a lot on small issues but just look at the army. It doesn’t matter how hard they got hit,they will again stand up the next day. Being an Indian I just want to urge the people of the nation to support the army because if they will not stand at the borders we cannot even go out of our house.
Just have faith in the Army and you will know what is so great about them.
I share with you 6 stories of Indian army officers that will prove the bravery of our army. I bet you will not have words to express your gratitude to the army.
6 Brave Stories Of Indian Army That Will Swell Your Heart With Pride:The war of 1967: When the brave Indian soldiers defeated China and defended Sikkim
1 The war of 1967: When the brave Indian soldiers defeated China and defended Sikkim
Nathu La Incident:Border tactics was a common thing that the Chinese Army used to instigate India. The Indian Army decided to lay down wire to fence the border. The Chinese Commissioner came to the Indian side and asked them to stop the work. There was a heated argument and the Commissioner left. And just after a few minutes, Chinese troops indulged in heavy gun fire. Contemplating China’s aggression, Indian side opened fire too. The effective firing resulted in the damage of Chinese bunkers and the death toll was over 400, resulting in China’s defeat.
Cho La Incident: China couldn’t accept their defeat at Nathu La incident, and they planned an unprecedented attack again at Cho La pass. China lost its 40 elite commandos. The end of the battle witnessed China leaving Sikkim once and for all. Two brave officers – Capt. Dagar and Major Harbhajan Singh died a valiant death.
2 When Captain Vikram Batra displayed an example of valor.
Captain Vikram Batra celebrated the capture of Point 5140, at an altitude of 17,000 feet, which was under the illegal possession of the Pakistani soldiers. Despite being fired at by heavy machine guns, Captain Batra and his men managed to destroy 2 machine gun posts. Captain Batra’s gallantry was proved when he single-handedly killed 3 enemy fighters in a dangerous combat. He died rescuing an injured officer while leading his men on a successful assault on Point 4875.
3 .When the Indian Army helped in the annexation of Goa, against Portuguese Republic in 1961.
When India became independent in 1947, Goa remained under Portuguese control. The Indian government of Jawaharlal Nehru insisted that Goa, along with a few other minor Portuguese holdings, be turned over to India.
The 1961 Indian annexation of Goa was an action by India’s armed forces that ended Portuguese rule in its Indian enclaves in 1961. The operation, code named ‘Operation Vijay’ by the Indian government involved air, sea, and land strikes for over 36 hours, and was a decisive victory for India, ending 451 years of Portuguese colonial rule in Goa.
4 . When 2nd Lt. Arun Khetarpal single-handedly destroyed numerous Pakistani tanks and troops, denying Pakistan to enter the Indian soil.
During the 1971 Indo-Pak war, a bridge was constructed across Basantar river so that the soldiers could crack the enemy-mine field. But half way through, the enemy raided the bridge. Therefore, the commander of Squadron sought assistance from Arun Khetrapal. As soon as he got the message, he got into the enemy’s neck and captured many soldiers. Meanwhile, Pakistan blew India’s second tank. Arun Khetrapal single-handedly destroyed 4 tanks of Pakistan. In return, Pakistan wrecked the other two tanks, one of which was Arun Khetrapal’s. He didn’t accept defeat and continued to fight even in his flaming tank.
The commander of his troop ordered to abandon his tank, but Khetrapal replied: “No Sir. I’m not going to abandon my tank. My gun is working and I’ll get these bastards.” And because of this gallant soldier, Pakistan couldn’t enter the Indian soil.
5.When Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey’s bravery led to India’s victory in the 1999 Kargil war.
“If death strikes before I prove my blood, I swear I will kill death.”These were the words of Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey.
During the 1999 Kargil war, he led his troop to capture the Jubar top. Demonstrating an act of bravery, he went ahead of his troop and fired a lot of bullets. He was wounded by bullets on the leg and shoulder. As a part of Operation Vijay, he was asked to clear the enemy positions amidst heavy shooting. Bravely striking the 1st enemy position, he killed 2 enemies and destroyed the 2nd position by killing 2 more. While clearing 3rd, bullets injured his shoulder and legs. Undaunted, he continued to lead the assault on the 4th, which he destroyed with a grenade. At the end, a bullet penetrated his forehead.His daredevil act led to the capture of Khalubar.
6. When Lieutenant Navdeep Singh displayed invincible spirit while fighting the terrorists and making an ultimate sacrifice for the nation.
After knowing about the infiltration of a group of terrorists in Jammu Kashmir on 20 August 2011, Lieutenant Navdeep Singh gauged the likely route of the terrorists and planned to lay an ambush at the appropriate spot. When the terrorists were spotted, an exchange of intense fire ensued.
Leading from the front, the officer eliminated 3 terrorists at close range. On seeing another terrorist approaching their position, with utter disregard to his personal safety, the officer swiftly changed his firing position and he got hit by a bullet on his head. He nevertheless managed to eliminate the 4th terrorist. Further displaying utmost bravery and comradeship, he pulled an injured fellow soldier to safety and kept firing till he became unconscious due to excessive blood loss.
Though their acts of bravery cannot be limited to this answer, let’s just take a moment to salute these brave soldiers for their esteemed contributions towards the country.
“Mil jate hai kuch desh premi, jinhe marne se kuch fark nhi pdta.”
Translation- There are few people who love their country so much that death does not bother them. (Dialogue from movie Baby)
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