'The failure to remember the martyrs on a grand scale is a national problem. As a nation-State, India time and again fails to honour its true heroes: The men in uniform, says Nitin A Gokhale. On Tuesday, December 16, morning, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, accompanied by the three service chiefs, followed a ritual that has become a practice for the past 42 years: Laying a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti, paying tribute to the fallen soldiers in the 1971 war. After that, it's business as ... Rediff.com, 4 days ago
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