Major Somnath Sharma, son of Major General Amarnath Sharma, was born on 31 January 1923, in Himachal Pradesh. He was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on 22 February 1942. During the Second World War, he had fought in the Arakan Operations.
On 22 October 1947, Pakistan launched the tribal invasion of Jammu & Kashmir. Continue reading
If I die in a war zone,
Box me up & send Me Home,
Put My Medals on My Chest,
Tell My Mom I did My Best, Continue reading
If you have ever been to a military funeral, you would remember ‘The Last Post’ which was played. This note of mine may bring out a new meaning of it and it is surely something which everybody should know. Some of us may have heard the song, ‘The Last Post’. It’s a song that gives me a lump in the throat and usually tears in my eyes.
We will pray for peace
We will remember their sacrifices
We will cry for their loss
To honor our fallen
We will hold their memory gently
In the palms of our hands
The India Gate became the site of the Indian Army’s Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti (“the flame of the immortal soldier”). Amar Jawan Jyoti – Tomb of the Immortal Soldier. Continue reading
Captain Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (25 June 1975, Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh – 2/3 July 1999, Kashmir),was an officer of the Indian Army of the regiment 1/11 Gurkha Rifles, posthumously awarded the India’s highest military honour, Param Vir Chakra for his audacious courage and leadership during adverse times. He died during the attack on Jubar Top, Khalubar Hills in Batalik Sector, Kargil. Continue reading
I’ll either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return wrapped in it. – Shaheed Captain Vikram Batra, PVC.
captain vikram batra
Captain Vikram Batra fought with exceptional bravery and magnitude, which is rarely seen. He has set an example before the youth of our nation, which shall inspire generations to come. In recognition of his gallant act, Point 4875 has now been renamed as Captain Vikram Batra Top and has received all credit to capturing this vital peak by his Commanding Officer, Colonel Y.K. Joshi, 13 JAK Rifles. For his sustained display of the most conspicuous personal bravery and junior leadership of the highest order in the face of the enemy, Captain Vikram Batra was awarded the Param Vir Chakra, India’s highest medal for gallantry, posthumously. His father, Mr. G.L. Batra, received the award from the President of India, on behalf of his brave son.