“Justice delayed is Justice denied.” My brother wrote to Dr. Manmohan Singh demanding Justice in the award of gallantry award for my role in Operation Eagle.
Army Medical corps faces its greatest challenge in providing initial Resuscitative Care to the Battle Casualty in the Combat Zone.
The psychological preparation for war demands that the man should overcome his ‘Fear of Death’ so that he could physically march toward’s his enemy’s position and willingly confront the threat of Death.Indian Tradition views this as an act of severing the pedicle or stalk of a Cucumber to separate it from its attachment to the Vine. Breaking Free from Attachment is the Mantra.
The memorable foot journey through the forests of Chittagong Hill Tracts while evacuating battle wounded casualties of Indo-Pak War of 1971, and the unexpected encounter with a Chakma tribal youth who had needed help.
In the history of Indian Army Medical Corps, I had the unique privilege to perform the tasks of Nursing Assistant and Ambulance Assistant in providing patient care and comfort when I had accompanied on foot and medically evacuated my battle casualties during the Indo-Pak War of 1971.
MS-8466 Captain. R. Rudra Narasimham, AMC/SSC had served as a Medical Officer at Headquarters Establishment No. 22 from September 1971 to December 1974. He does not want to forfeit his right to claim the gallantry award of VIR CHAKRA which was recommended but not actually awarded.
Major General (Retd) Sujan Singh Uban, AVSM, the former Inspector General of Special Frontier Force had published his story titled The Phantoms of Chittagong : The Fifth Army in Bangladesh and had narrated the successful military operation in Chittagong Hill Tracts in the 1971 War of Liberation of Bangladesh. I would like to tell the Untold story.
Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw belonged to the Parsi Community which had arrived in India from Persia. I started my military career while Sam Bahadur was the Indian Army’s top Commander. He led Indian Armed Forces to a great victory during Indo-Pak War of 1971. This military experience has helped me while I had participated in Security and Intelligence Operations conducted at Strait of Hormuz, Persian Gulf while serving in the Land Forces of Sultanate of Oman.
The Indo-Pak War of 1971 is memorable because of Fallen Heroes on both sides. Wars cannot be won without human sacrifice. The Attacking Party and the Defending Party have to display Valor in the true Traditions of rendering Military Service.