60th Independence Day of my country coming up. I’ve lived through 22 . This one..it somehow feels special. Its only symbolic, but still, sometimes symbols are what people need.
Millions of people fought for freeing the country, nobody knows how many people fought, died, were tortured, imprisoned. 
1000s of soldiers died and undergo great hardships for perserving that freedom.
My heart-felt thanks to all of them
 
India is slowly but steadily claiming her rightful place. Inspite of all the challanges, we are making good progress. 

I feel happy, optimistic and proud. :)

It was Vijay Divas today..I mean 26th AUgust
The day remembers its brave men who died in Kargil war of 1999

Heres the list of Soldiers who received Gallantry Awards. There were many others who didnt get any medal. Still, their sacrifce is as great as who did

Squadron Leader Ajay Ahuja (Vir Chakra)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ajay_Ahuja

Squadron Leader Kambampati Nachiketa (Vayusena Medal)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flt_Lt_Nachiketa

Lt. Saurabh Kalia (Kargil’s first Hero)
(Brutally tortured to death by asshole pakis :X)

Capt.Vikram Batra (Param Vir Chakra)

Grenedier. Yogendra Singh (Param Vir Chakra)

RFN .Sanjay Kumar (Param Vir Chakra)

Major Padmapani Acharya (Maha Vir Chakra)

Lieutenant Balwan Singh (Maha Vir Chakra)

Major M Saravanan (VirChakra)

Lieutenant Kanad Bhattacharya (Sena Medal)

Captain Saju Cherian (Sena Medal)

Lieutenant Keishing Clifford Nangrum (Maha Vir Chakra)

Captain R Jerry Prem Raj (Vir Chakra)

Major Sonam Wangchuk (Maha Vir Chakra)

Captain Vijayant Thapar
http://www.captainvijyantthapar.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kargil_War

A friend just posted this link
http://www.captainvijyantthapar.com/

Capt. Vijay Thapar

He died fighting for the country. He was 22.
Heres the last letter he wrote to his family

http://www.captainvijyantthapar.com/lastletter.html



Heres what his father wrote

Son,

The brave way you left this world, at the age of 22 is a measure of how you lived your short life and what you valued. In meeting the stark challenges of capturing Knoll against all odds, during the battle of Three Pimples with heroic coolness and single minded devotion to duty, you have achieved immortal honour. In death you have epitomised the spirit of national pride – an honour which makes every sacrifice worthwhile. Your actions will forever inspire generations of Indians to come. You have left us with pride for being the parents of a worthy son and a lifetime of pain for having lost a child we loved.
— Col. V.N. Thapar

Heres some thing about Ruksana, the kid he mentioned in the letter:

Ruksana lost her speech when her father was brutally murdered by militants in front of her eyes in her village in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir and it took all of Kargil martyr Captain Vijyant Thapar’s love to get it back. The six year – old’s world had come crashing down around her after her father Mohammad Akbar was gunned down by foreign mercenaries, but she was soon to discover her knight in shinning armour when a company of two Rajputana Rifles moved into her school in Kandi village. The 22-year old officer met her through the principal of the school and started loving the child immensely. Capt. Thapar and his “sahayak” Sepoy Jagmal Singh Shekhawat, who also died next to his “saheb” in the battle to capture the “Knoll” feature in Drass sub-sector, used to steal away from the unit and visit Ruksana each evening and take sweets and toffees for her, soldiers in the battalion say.

Their love developed into trust and Capt. Thapar’s persistent efforts paid off when Ruksana started speaking again. He used to contribute a small amount of money each month to the girl’s poor family towards her education. Minutes before going on his ‘last’ operation, the young officer, probably on a premonition, wrote to his family and asked them to take care of her. “Contribute some money to an orphanage and keep sending some money to Ruksana every month.”he wrote minutes before he was going to lead his men into battle on that fateful night of June 28. He had told his mother about Ruksana on the phone and described his beautiful relationship. Now his parents have decided to send money to her regularly.

Brave men like him keep dying almost everyday, just because of fucking fanatics.
These terrorists are nothing but plague on earth