“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.
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.
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.
Lt General Jack Frederick Ralph Jacob,PVSM gets the credit for being the architect of surrender at Dacca during Indo-Pak War of 1971 that caused the Birth of Bangladesh.Apart from General Jacob,my Unit Adjutant, Captain Kurien is also a Jew.
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 Story about Indo-Pak War of 1971, the military operation in Chittagong Hill Tracts, and the Courage displayed by an Army Medical Corps Medical Officer.
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.
During the Indo-Pak War of 1971, the Medical Officer belonging to the Indian Army Medical Corps had displayed Courage while operating inside the enemy territory and in the face of enemy action. Being a Combatant, the Gallantry displayed by the AMC Officer deserves proper recognition.