South Asian Idea has carried a trilogy or articles and a tribute by Maj Gen Raj Mehta, AVSM, VSM (retired), paid to this valiant son of India who sacrificed everything and brought laurels to the nation. On 7th April 2012, the nation unveiled a bust of the martyr and named the main block of College of [...]
Conferring the Ashok Chakra on Lt Navdeep Singh is the latest but not the last episode of gallantry in the long and chequered history of the Indian Armed Forces. His actions speak of military professionalism and placing duty, honour and selflessness above personal needs.
Take home, dear reader, the overriding thought that Navdeep actually lives in all of us. In these desperate times when all seems to be falling apart, there is help at hand to resurrect; reconstruct…That help is within us…Jiva is Shiva. God and godliness live within ourselves and all we need to do is to evoke him and sincerely. We need to do ordinary things with extraordinary zeal and dedication and accountability as well as probity to invoke the Lt Navdeep Singh, Ashoka Chakra inside us. Start now.
The soldier, who has taken position behind a boulder, simulating the terrorist who shot Navdeep, is just five meters away. This was the distance at which Navdeep was fired at, pulling in his buddy to safety as he fell dying. There could not have been a nobler death. Let us join in saluting this bravest of brave men who gave his today for our tomorrow.
I did at Bagtor. You should salute him, man or woman, from wherever you are.
Considering these drivers and likely scenarios that may play out, the stakeholders need to work overtime to implement Hearts with passion and sincerity to ensure the Growing Kashmir scenario gains momentum to the benefit of the nation.
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity. William Butler Yeats — “The Second Coming” This is an excerpt from a four part discourse on the history, shortcomings and the way ahead to solve the conundrum called LWE or Left Wing Extremism by a senior veteran. The analysis is astute, poignant [...]