SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – OPERATION EAGLE – A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI

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SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – OPERATION EAGLE – A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI:

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE - OPERATION EAGLE - A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI: The 15th Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chief Executive of Government of India gets the opportunity to know about the military organization called Special Frontier Force or Establishment Number. 22
SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE – OPERATION EAGLE – A LETTER TO PRIME MINISTER NARENDRA MODI: The 15th Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chief Executive of Government of India gets the opportunity to know about the military organization called Special Frontier Force or Establishment Number. 22
OPERATION EAGLE – AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE IS IN THIS BUILDING KNOWN AS THE SOUTH BLOCK.
OPERATION EAGLE - OPEN LETTER TO SHRI. NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI, THE 15th PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA.
OPERATION EAGLE – OPEN LETTER TO SHRI. NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI, THE 15th PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA. HE WOULD SOON GET AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT OPERATION EAGLE DESCRIBED IN MY LETTER.
OPERATION EAGLE - OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. SHRI. NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI  IS DULY APPOINTED AS THE 15th PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA ON MAY 26, 2014.
OPERATION EAGLE – AN OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENT OF INDIA. SHRI. NARENDRA DAMODARDAS MODI IS DULY APPOINTED AS THE 15th PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA ON MAY 26, 2014.

SPECIAL FRONTIER FORCE-OPERATION EAGLE-GALLANTRY AWARD:

OPERATION EAGLE IS THE CODE NAME FOR MILITARY ACTION THAT INITIATED THE LIBERATION OF BANGLADESH ON NOVEMBER 03, 1971 WITH STRIKES ON THE ENEMY MILITARY POSTS IN CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS.
OPERATION EAGLE IS THE CODE NAME FOR MILITARY ACTION THAT INITIATED THE LIBERATION OF BANGLADESH ON NOVEMBER 03, 1971 WITH STRIKES ON THE ENEMY MILITARY POSTS IN CHITTAGONG HILL TRACTS.

May 28, 2011

From:

Personal Number. MR-03277K, Rank.  Major,  AMC/DPC,

Rudra Narasimham, Rebbapragada, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,

2011 South Huron Parkway, Apartment #11,

Ann Arbor, MI  48104-4162

United States of America.

To:

Shri. Narendra Damodardas Modi,

Honourable Prime Minister of India,

The Prime Minister’s Office(PMO),

South Block, Raisina Hill,

New Delhi – 110 101.

Subject:- Operation Eagle – Military Operation in Chittagong Hill Tracts – India-Pakistan War of 1971 – “The Past is Never Dead.” – Regarding.

Reference:- Government of India Ministry of Defence Letter No. 3533/2009/D( Cer ) dated 2nd/3rd  December, 2009. A photo image of this letter is included for easy reference.

Operation Eagle – Military Operation in Chittagong Hill Tracts in 1971 -“The Past is Never Dead.” This letter requires an open response in support of my demand for due recognition as per the Battle Plan approved by the Prime Minister of India. 

 Sir,

1. Using the famous words of Nobel Laureate William Faulkner, I would like to submit to you that, “The Past is Never Dead… It’s not even Past.”

2. I,  R. Rudra Narasimham, also known as, Personal Number. MS-8466, Rank. Lieutenant/Captain,  R. R. Narasimham, AMC/SSC was posted to Headquarters Establishment No. 22 C/O 56 APO ( Est No. 22 ) as Medical Officer during 1971. I had joined this duty at Est No. 22 with effect from 22 September 1971.

3. At Est No. 22, I was officially briefed about military Operation Eagle ( Op Eagle ). This Operation was approved by Prime Minister Shrimati. Indira Gandhi. Op Eagle was executed under the legal authority duly sanctioned by Government of India. I had acted in obedience to the orders issued by my immediate superior Officers as the military plan had the approval of Government of India. All the orders that pertain to this military action were issued following the proper chain of Command after approval from Prime Minister’s Cabinet Secretariat. Kindly ask me if I have to provide any other information about Op Eagle.

4. The Op Eagle battle plan included the use of helicopter flights from India for airlifting of battle casualties from Chittagong Hill Tracts to the Field Hospital, Lungleh, Mizoram. This Field Hospital was specifically established for this military action under the battle plan.

5. For the conduct of military operations, I was posted to the Unit called South Column commanded by Lieutenant Colonel B K Narayan, The Regiment of Artillery. Under his Command, my Unit had penetrated the enemy territory. We had launched an offensive attack on entrenched enemy post at about 40 miles distance from a Border Security Force Post in Indian territory. As the Unit Medical Officer, my duties and responsibilities were that of treating and holding battle casualties at my Unit location in Chittagong Hill Tracts. The Force Headquarters of Op Eagle had the duty and the responsibility of evacuation of battle casualties from the Unit location to the Field Hospital.

6. During the initial phase of Op Eagle, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi withheld her permission for the use of helicopter flight from India to the Unit location in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

7. In the absence of helicopter flight, Brigadier T S Oberoi, Commandant Hq Est No. 22, the Field Commander at the Force Headquarters, Op Eagle had no alternate or contingency plan for immediate and safe evacuation of battle casualties from Chittagong Hill Tracts to the Field Hospital. I accepted this challenge and went beyond the call of my duty and executed the difficult task of this casualty evacuation after we had captured the enemy position in a fierce battle.

8. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was briefed about this battle casualty evacuation problem. The Prime Minister gave permission for helicopter flights from India to Chittagong Hill Tracts on Day 5 of Op Eagle after I had successfully completed my task.

9. My actions in the execution of Op Eagle as Medical Officer clearly show that I had taken the initiative and had responded in a timely manner at a critical juncture, went Beyond the Call of Duty, and had performed my tasks without sense of fear and without concern for my personal safety inside enemy territory where we faced the threat of enemy retaliation and the threat of Mizo rebels who had operated on both sides of the Indo-Pak border. To give you a perspective about the nature of Op Eagle, the battle casualty evacuation on Day 3/4 involved a physically challenging march of over 80 miles within 24 hours across remote, roadless, hilly, forest terrain. Kindly let me know if any other Army Medical Corps Officer had performed a similar task. For the first time in the history of Indian Army Medical Corps, I had provided medical care, comfort as a Medical Officer, and in addition performed nursing duties which are expected of AMC Nursing Assistant and Ambulance Assistant during  any battle casualty evacuation. As the Unit was still engaged in defending the just captured enemy post, the AMC Nursing Assistants of my Unit remained on their duty and could not be spared for the battle casualty evacuation. 

10. My Unit Commander, Lieutenant Colonel B K Narayan had initiated a citation that recommended the grant of the  Gallantry Award – “Vir Chakra” to recognize my gallant action deep inside the enemy territory; the citation was approved and recommended by the Brigade Commander, Brigadier T S Oberoi, and by the Formation Commander, Major General Sujan Singh Uban, Inspector General of Special Frontier Force.

11. Kindly direct the Under Secretary ( Cer ), Ministry of Defence to issue this  Gallantry Award as recommended by my Unit during Op Eagle.

Thanking You,

Yours Faithfully,

R. Rudra Narasimham, B.Sc., M.B.B.S.,

Special Frontier Force – Establishment No. 22

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    Harigopal Chigurupati said:
    January 10, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    Dear RR Narasimham Garu, Your service during India-China war 1962 is great. Thank you. Please email me. I am from Kadapa,AP. I live in Charlotte, North Carolina. Are you living in Michigan now?

      Bhavanajagat responded:
      January 10, 2013 at 11:54 PM

      Thanks for visiting my blog post. Glad to hear that you are from Kadapa. I got married there. I would be happy to converse with you at any of my blog posts. Kindly feel free to share your views and opinions and I would really appreciate such discussion.

    Major Ram Patil [Retd] said:
    January 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    Dear Doctor, I have gone through your letter and details thereof. I am also an AMC [NT] officer. I happened to serve in the most difficult terrain along Chinese Border in Sikkim. one of our Medical Officers, a young captain was on temporary duties with one of the infantry battalions. He was to provide medical cover to the advance post of a company strength. There was a heavy snow storm of about 120 KM speed. One platoon strength was in the open on some work. The platoon got struck in the storm. The infantry officers retrieved to the bunkers leaving the soldiers at their fate but the MO could not. He virtually pulled every soldier from the waist deep snow and single handedly carried out the entire rescue operation. In the bargain he suffered severe chill blains,frost bite and snow blindness. He remained in the hospital for a couple of months. Fortunately he was a brave heart and a tough soldier. He came out from the ordeal in one piece. The battalion commander and the formation commander recommended for Sarvottam Yuddha Sewa Medal but was turned down by the unit CO and the ADMS on the grounds that the officer did not do anything special and it was part of his duty. Only the reason was that the CO of the medical parent unit and the ADMS of the division wanted a stake in the work done by the officer. The officer is a successful gynaecologist and happy in the life but i still remember attitude and sadism of our senior officers.

      Bhavanajagat responded:
      January 19, 2013 at 2:04 PM

      Dear Major Ram Patil,

      Thanks for visiting my blog post and sharing this wonderful story about your Regimental Medical Officer. I am surprised to read that the parent Unit Commander and the ADMS could play any role in this recommendation. If I am posted on Temporary Duty, I will be placed under the Command of the Officer Commanding the Unit to which I am attached. It is indeed unfortunate to learn that the recommendation made by the Battalion Commander and the Formation Commander could be revoked by the actions of others who have no jurisdiction in the matter.

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