Category Archives: Armed Forces

Why no terror strike in US post 9/11 while we have???

This is the question that every one asks and blame it on police, security and int agencies. True, that we have been attacked umpteen number of times and have some how not able to curb this. But comparing it with situation in US is tad harsh. We are India and not US. Ponder on under mentioned points and you will realize why………..

1. Our politicians are lame duck (fattu aur chutiye) and they don’t have will to curb this menace of terrorism. The vote bank card is played at every single step. Interference with functioning of security agencies further weakens them.

2. US is lucky not to have “good neighbours” like us.

3. US security forces don’t have to man their borders. India has LoC, LAC, IB and porous borders to Nepal and Bangladesh. 70% of our resources are deployed to keep an eye on these boundaries. Thousands km of boundary being manned by few thousand men. The forces are overstretched yet they have been doing very good job. If you have been on borders, you ll realize that no matter how much force you put there will be gaps and thus infiltration.

4. No sync between state and center. Our governments are too busy in playing blame game.

5. India’s demography is very diversified than US and meddling by local gunda to politicians is at every level.

6. We don’t have stringent laws and existing one are toothless.

7. Our leaders lack the will to tackle terrorism. They want to keep it lingering so that it acts as a tool for them in their petty politics.

8. We as people only make complaints and don’t really feel for NATION. I can bet that more than 70% of populace is not interested in what is going in our nation. The attitude of Indifference. When we become victim, we Cry. In US, citizens are more law abiding and patriotic.

9. We are reluctant to participate in Democratic process and then keep on cribbing for remaining time. The day we will have voting% more than 75, automatically good candidates will enter assembly or parliament.

10. We are too soft state. We are wary of bold decisions. In US or Israel, citizens consider themself to be soldier and don’t get bog down by the terrorist demands or acts. They believe in crushing it.

11. We have no value of human life. Its comes far too cheap in our nation. In US they value human life. So, we cry for one day and then forget everything. This is our beauty that we forget things very fast!!!

The day we realize that this nation which we call INDIA is constituted by us. The day we think to be an INDIAN first. The day we feel good for our nation and work towards building better INDIA. The day we decide to act rather than only react or want some one else to act on our behalf. That day we will be able to change the face and fate of our INDIA. Everyone of us must be part of nation building process.

Be the change you want to see.If you are not the part of solution then you are the problem. There is no mid way.

Jai Hind!

Qualities of Good Leader

According to Dr Kalam, these are characteristics an ideal leader should have.

1. A leader must have a vision.

2. He must have the passion to transform this vision into action.

3. He must be able to travel into unexplored parts. A good leader, says Dr Kalam, never travels the paths explored by others.

4. A leader must know how to manage success and failure.

5. A leader must have courage to take decisions.

6. A leader should have good management skills.

7. Every action of the leader should be transparent.

8. A leader must work with integrity and succeed with integrity.

Source: REDIFF

London 2012: The Most Successful for India!

Disappointed on Sushil winning Silver.

Sushil will be first Indian to win two individual Olympic medals. Well Done. You are Legend for us!

But perhaps this has been the beauty of London 2012. For the first time we have been disappointed of not winning PARTICULAR medal otherwise every time we use to hope to win A medal. London 2012 is India’s most successful campaign and it will be the new start for Indian Sports. Perhaps we are on the verge of breaking cusp/ jinx of being medal deprived nation and rise from here on.
We won three at Beijing and now Six in London, this tally is hopefully going to increase with every game. All the best for sporting bodies across country to focus in right direction. First time we have been so competitive in Int’l stage. Winning medals is different and getting recognized on Int’l stage is in itself a big achievement.
Eg: Devendro, Vikas Gowda, Tintu Loka, Kashyap, Ponappa/ Gutta, Swaran Singh, BB Rana, Amit Kumar, Jai Bhagwan, Sangwan and many more have left a mark on Sporting Fraternity around the world. They will surely take respective sports to new glory.

Come on India!! Time to celebrate the most successful Olympics. Cheers!!!

Hindi Story: Aakhir Kiske Liye?

न समझो तो मिट जाओगे ऐ हिंदुस्तान वालों
तुम्हारी दास्ताँ तक न होगी दास्तानों में!!

एक सैनिक के लिए देश पर कुर्बान हो जाने से बढ़कर गौरव नहीं होता है! हर सैनीक के दिल का यही जज्बा ने हमारी स्वतंत्रता को बरक़रार रखा है! अगर हमारे सैनीक अपने कर्त्तव्य से पीछे हट जाएँ तो हमारे देश को गुलामी की जंजीरों में फ़ीर से जकड़ने में ज्यादा समय नहीं लगेगा! देश के एक सैनीक और देशवासियों में एक अनकहा करार होता है जिसके अंतर्गत सैनीक को यह भरोसा होता है की अगर अपने देश की अखंडता और स्वाभिमान की रक्षा करते हुए उसके प्राण भी जाते हैं तो देश के जनता, देश की सर्कार उसके परिवार का भली भाँती ख्याल रखेगे! एक सैनीक इसी विश्वास के साथ रण भूमि में उतरता है और अपने कर्त्तव्य को पूर्ण करता है, परन्तु क्या हमने अपने उस करार को निभाया है?
मुझे ऐसे लगता है की एकाध लोगों को छोड़ दिया जाए तो शेष लोगों को इससे कोई लेना देना नहीं होता की एक शहीद का परिवार किन परिस्थितियों से गुजरता है!
मेरे बेटे को आज गुजरे हुए ढाई साल हो गए हैं! वह भारतीय सेना में जवान था और सरहद पर  आतंकवादियों के साथ मुठभेड़ में वह शहीद हो गया! दो वर्ष पूर्व स्वाधीनता दिवस के दिनों उसे महावीर चक्र से नवाजा था! पर मैं आज भी मेरे दील को विश्वास नहीं होता की मेरा नवीन अब कभी मुझे पापा कहकर नहीं बुलाएगा! उसके शहीद होने की जब खबर मिली तो ऐसे लगा की पल ठहर सा गया हो, जीवन में उथल पुथल मच गयी और एक जवान बेटे के लिए जो अरमान थे वो एक ही पल में बिखर गए! नवीन की माँ उस दिन से बिलकुल चुप हो गयी है!
नवीन की शवयात्रा में लाखों का जुलूस सड़क पर उतर आया था और बड़े बड़े राजनेताओं ने भी अपने “कर कमलों” द्वारा “पुष्प चक्र” चढा कर श्रद्धांजलि दी थी! सरकार ने भी मुआवजे का एलान कर अपनी जिम्मेदारी पूरी कर दी!
ज़िन्दगी की यह भी एक सच्चाई है की ज़िन्दगी कभी झुकती नहीं, साँसे रुकती हैं पर ज़िन्दगी कभी रुकती नहीं! ज़िन्दगी को दुबारा चलाने के लिए सरकारी मुआवजे के लिए एक दफ्तर से दुसरे दफ्टर का चक्कर काट रहा हूँ, पर कीसी के कानों पर एक पिता की फरियाद नहीं पड़ रही है! सरकारी बाबू को ज़मीन आवंटित करने के लिए अपना हिस्सा चाहिए! उसका कहना है की “तुम्हारे बेटे ने देश के लिए जान दे दी तो उससे मुझे क्या करना! जब तक मेरा लाभ नहीं होगा तब तक…..!” उसके इस कथन ने अन्दर से झकझोर कर रख दिया! ऐसे प्रतीत होता है की लोग एक शहीद के परिवार की तरफ जो हमदर्दी रखते हैं वो एक छल है! दो साल पहले पूरे गाँव ने वीर सपूत का गुण गान किया पर आज चौराहे पर लगी उसकी प्रतिमा भी लोगों को उसकी कुर्बानी याद नहीं दिलाती! आज उसके परिवार की सुध लेने वाला कोई नहीं है! हुक्मरानों ने नवीन की शहादत पर भी राजनीती की और अपनी झोलियाँ भरी!
आज मेरी सहनशीलता जवाब दे चुकी है और रह रह कर यही सवाल जेहन में आता है की क्यों मेरे बेटे ने उस अनजान व्यक्ति के लिए अपने प्राण दे दिए जो उसकी क़द्र नहीं करता है! आज के युग जब इंसान सिर्फ स्वार्थ में जीता है तो क्यूँ नहीं मेरे बेटे ने अपने घरवालों के बारे में, अपनी जिम्मेदारियों के बारे में और अपने बारे में सोचा? आखिर किसके लिए मेरे बेटे ने शहादत दी? उन लोगों के लिए जो आज उसे भूल चुके है, या उन सरकारी मंत्रियों के लिए जिनकी नकारता की कीमत मेरे बेटे ने चुकाई है? “वीरों की भाँती मृत्यु” जैसा कलाम इस संसार में नहीं होता है! जीवन और मृत्यु ही सच्चाई है! आज जब पूरा देश पंद्रह अगस्त की तैयारी कर रहा है तो बस मैं उनसे एक ही सवाल करना चाहता हूँ की आखिर किसके लिए?


Valentine’s Day! Read This…

A beautiful post Sent by one friend:

Dear civilian girl,

You complain that your boyfriend has worked late all week a…nd have barely seen him.

-I look forward to the two weeks a year we spend together.

You complain because he doesn’t call you enough.

-My heart is thankful for the 15 second phone call I got last Tuesday in the middle of the night!

You whine to your friends about how much you miss him already because he is on a two day trip with his parents.

-I won’t see him for another 10 months!

You don’t feel like making love tonight because you are too tired.

-We will stay up all night because we don’t know when it will be the last time.

Your boyfriend belongs to you.

-Mine belongs to the government.

Your boyfriend is training for his game next weekend.

-My boyfriend is trained to kill.

It’s just not practical for you to drive an hour to see him every weekend during school.

-He spends 15000 Rupees on a plane ticket just to see me 2 days!

You hate hanging up the phone when talking to him.

-My heart breaks because I won’t talk to him for another 10 days.

You complain that he doesn’t take enough time out of his life for you.

-My man has to get up in the middle of the night to talk with me because of the time difference. He doesn’t complain.

Your man is in a bad mood from not sleeping much this week.

-My man ran 10 miles this morning at 4 in the morning and has a full day of

work ahead of him. He’s lucky if he gets a few hours of sleep!

Your boyfriend can call in sick when he is tired or not feeling well.

-My man works no matter what!

You don’t trust him so you follow him places to see if he is telling the truth.

-I have no choice but to trust him and even then I trust him with my life.

You don’t like him talking so sexually with his friends.

-My boyfriend has to chant it in drills.

You check your phone, see you missed a call from him, and decide to call him back when you aren’t so busy.

-I see a missed a call and cry, because I don’t know when he can call again.

You might save a cute voice message from him.

-I save them all b/c it helps me to remember what his voice sounds like.

Being apart for a month to you seems daunting.

-A month apart for me is a wish that can’t come true.

You wouldn’t change schools to be close to him.

-I have to move to another country to be with him.

You have every part of him memorized.

-I study pictures so I don’t forget what he looks like.

You take your time together for granted.

-We don’t!

Your cell phone bill was high this month from talking too much.

-He pays 80 rs per minute to call me from Siachin … when he CAN call.

You love that fancy necklace he bought you

-I refuse to take his dog tags off, and not a day goes by that I don’t have them on…

You say you miss him.

-Times that by 100.

Jai Hind

An Ode to Lt Archit Verdia!

Sleep well, Soldier
know that you are honored,
your name is not forgotten.
We stand humbled
bowed in awe and sorrow,
before your sacrifice.
Sleep well, Soldier….
We will remember you… Forever!!!

archit-verdia-udaipurA dashing, good human and strict with juniors is how I remember Lt. Archit Verdia. He was our CSM in academy.
Strict and Wonderful, two antonyms, go hand in hand for him. He was always there to motivate and help us excel. High respect for your Brave Soul!
We will remember you…I will always remember you Sir!


VIJAY DIVAS: Tribute to Real Heroes!

कारगिल युद्ध

12 वर्ष पूर्व भारतीय सेना ने
नया इतिहास रचा था
कारगिल, बटालिक, दरस की बर्फीली चोटियों से
दुश्मन को उखाड़ फेंका था

३ महीने के युद्ध में
वीर जवानों ने
घर, परिवार और प्राण
वतन पर कुर्बान कर दिया था
रंविरों के देश प्रेम ने
नवीन आयाम लिख डाला था
उनकी गाथा अभिप्रेरण का स्रोत है
शौर्य और पराक्रम से सराबोर है

अस्तित्व वतन का
सरहद के रखवालों से है
मृत्यु को परास्त कर देने
वाले मतवालों से है
नमन करता हूँ मैं
दिया जिन्होंने अपना आज
हमारे कल के वास्ते

आओ उनके जूनून और कर्तव्य परायणता से कुछ सीखें
उनके जज्बे को आगे बाधाएं
भारत का नव निर्माण कर के
मुल्क को नए आयाम तक ले जाएँ!!


Mission OTA

This poem was written for Nanhe by Maggi. Now Nanhe wont be able to write post for few months.

Wishing Nanhe all the best for his Mission OTA Chennai.

लक्ष्य को जो तुमने पहचाना है
कदम उसे हासिल करने तुम्हे बढ़ाना है

ना रुकना कही राह में
ना थकना कही मझधार में
ना झुकना कभी हार के
ना टूटना कभी मार से
वतन के दुश्मनों को
सबक तुम्हे सिखाना है
उनकी हर ईट का जवाब
पत्थर से तुम्हे देना है

मंजिल पर नज़र तुम्हारी
जो गड़ जाए
नहीं कोई शक्ति बनी
जो तुम्हे उसे दूर कर पाए

करो एकाग्र अपना मन्
बांधो सर पर कफ़न
रौंदते हुए हर कठिनायी को
तुम्हे आगे बढ़ते जाना है

लक्ष्य को जो तुमने पहचाना है
कदम उसे हासिल करने तुम्हे बढ़ाना है

Army Day Observed on January 15

ये है हमारी आर्मी……. निशाँ अपने कदमो के छोड़ जाऊंगा,
शहीदों का जज्बा बता जाऊंगा,
तुमने जाना नहीं हमको,
नहीं है गिला…
इन लहरों पे चलना सिखा जाऊंगा….
इन लहरों मे होती कहानी कई है
कोई कितना भी चाहे ये मिटती नहीं है..
निशाँ होते हैं वो हमारे लिए ही,
हम भी देंगे निशाँ अब तुम्हारे लिए…

This poem is dedicated to all the brave soldiers of Indian Armed Forces. 15th January is observed as Army Day in the country.
It is because of them that we are free.
I came across this poem on email. I thank the poet for writing such a beautiful poem.

Saluting Indian Soldiers on the occasion of Army Day

Indian ArmyNanhe is die hard fan of Indian Armed Forces and will like to share a poem with you all. He found this poem on one of social networking site. January 15 is celebrated as Army Day. It was on this day, in 1949, when General Kodandera Madappa Cariappa took over as the first Indian Commander in Chief of the Indian Army from General Roy Butcher, a British Army Officer.

 The Final Inspection

SoldierThe Soldier stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.

“Step forward now, you Soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?”

The Soldier squared his shoulders and said,
“No, my Lord, I ain’t.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can’t always be a saint.

I’ve had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I’ve been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.

But, I never took a dollar,
That wasn’t mine to keep…
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I’ve wept unmanly tears.

I know I don’t deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.

If you’ve a place for me here, Lord,
It needn’t be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don’t, I’ll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the Soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.

Soldier“Step forward now, you Soldier,
You’ve borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven’s streets,
You’ve done your time in Hell.”

It’s the Soldier, not the reporter, who has given us the freedom of the press.
It’s the Soldier, not the poet, who has given us the freedom of speech.
It’s the Soldier, not the politicians, that ensures our right to Life, Freedom and the Pursuit of Happiness.
It’s the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag.