Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, 21, received the Mahavir Chakra in the 1962 War with China.Such was his valour that a temple and museum stands on the land he died defending in the icy valley of Arunachal Pradesh.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets his family in Dehradun and discovers that in the home that he left 54 years ago his place is higher than the gods. IMAGE: Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's statue at the Jaswantgarh memorial in Arunachal Pradesh. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra. Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
[India], Jan. 25 (ANI): The nation's military prowess and achievements in different fields, state-of- the-art defence platforms, its diverse cultural and social traditions, and the government's emphasis on self-reliance and indigenisation will be showcased ...Sify, 1 month ago India all set to showcase its military prowess on its 68th Republic Day Sify, 4 weeks ago R-Day: India all set to showcase its military prowess Sify, 4 weeks ago
A contingent of 179 United Arab Emirates soldiers will lead the Republic Day parade this year. The UAE has sent 195 jawans, 15 officers and 15 support staff. Of these, 144 jawans and 35 band members will be part of the parade, said Maj Gen Rajesh Sahai, Chief of Staff, Delhi Area and also second-in -command of the parade. “Because they are guests, they will lead the parade,” he said. The UAE is the second country after France to send its troops to participate in the Republic-Day ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
TSEWANG RIGZIN LEH: Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) Leh’s Councillor from Chushul Constituency, Konchok Stanzin has written to the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to honour Tsetan Namgyal, 77, with a national level recognition for his ...State Times, 2 months ago
Is a martyred soldier just a statistic?Our nation, a great civilisation, a great culture, must learn to respect and feel oneness with its soldiers, says Tarun Vijay. How do you react to newspaper reports which mention the numbers of martyred soldiers and comment that this year's death toll has been higher than previous years? Alongside appears a photograph of a mother who received the news of her 21-year-old son's martyrdom in Kashmir. Is her son merely a number? The father, who received a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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