With the tensions increasing between India and Pakistan, we are trying to find respite in the situation for our Armed Forces, who're either in captivity or battling the current scenario to give us peaceful nights.
In the midst of these screaming tensions though, a newborn baby in Rajasthan's Nagaur region has been named 'Mirage', after the Mirage 2000 fighter jets, used by the Indian Air Force, in the 26th February's air strikes against Pakistan-based terror camps.
The baby has officially been christened 'Mirage Singh Rathore' and his father, SS Rathore hopes that his son joins the nations' security forces when he grows up, someday.
“We named our child Mirage Rathore to commemorate the strike on Pakistan by the Mirage jets. We hope he will join the security forces when he grows up," He told a local news agency while in conversation with them.
The boy, obviously born on Tuesday when India went ahead with the air strikes, was named the same to commemorate a memorable day, according to his family. His uncle, who is in the Air Force said he received news of two good developments on Tuesday. One was India's attack on Pakistan territory and the other was the birth of his nephew.
Well, this does lean on some solid shreds of patriotism and when Mirage does grow up, we're sure he's going to consider joining the security forces after he finds out the back-story to his name.
Well, if you thought the name 'Stalin' was a bit too idealistically communist for little boys growing up in Kerala, then Mirage is definitely going to one-up them with this historic memory that reeks of patriotism.
In the wee hours of the 26th morning, 12 Mirage-2000 jets entered the Pakistan air space and dropped 1,000 kg laser-guided bombs on Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp-site, in Balakot.
The Mirage-2000, developed by a French company, Dassault Aviation is one of the deadliest aircrafts in existence and it was first commissioned in 1985. It was first recognised when it was used in the Kargil warfare in 1999, following which the Government placed additional orders for 10 more Mirage-2000 jets in 2004, making it a total of 50 jets.
We're sure it would be an honour for baby Mirage to grow up with a name like that, but without actually flying a Mirage-2000 jet into war, when he does decide to join the forces!