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  1. There is something special about our men in green, won't you agree? Dressed in their crisp camo-green uniforms, with stand-out medals and stripes pinned over their proud, selfless heart evokes a kind of respect and admiration that is exclusively reserved for our greatest warriors who make up our motherland's most formidable protectors. However, given the sort of picture our mind paints when we say “army dad”, it wouldn't be wrong to state that somehow, certain aspects from their field of work often tends to rub onto the image of “army dads”. For years now, Indian television has fed its audience with a certain image of an army dad - someone who is strong yet stern, doesn't give in to strong emotions easily, is a man of few words, lives by the book and treats the world as his oyster. (c) Getty Images But, surely you don't believe all of that to be true, right? There's got to be an affectionate father's heart thrumming quietly but firmly, under that tough shell of a persona they put on everytime they don their uniforms. Like any other father on this planet, their hearts brim with love, pride, hopes and dreams for their children. Like most father's, army dads are quick to make sacrifices too but theirs always weighs heavier because it comes easily not only for their kids but also for their motherland. (c) Getty Images Army dads don't get to be around their family and children as often as they'd like, or for as long as they'd want. Duty beckons them and somehow their country always 'seems' to surpass the children to grab the top spot. Still, that never stops them from going all out looking out for them as fiercely as their motherland. There is a lot we are unaware of when it comes to a father's love towards his child, and an army dad is somehow a step ahead even here because there is so little we get to know about their personal lives. (c) Getty Images This Father's Day, we caught up with army dads and asked them to tell us their side of the story, and throw some light on the kind of relationship they share with their children given their demanding job and busy schedules. When we asked Colonel Khan Mahmood how being in the Army impacted his relationship with his kids, he told us that, “With great pride, I state that I am a third generation Army Officer. My father Late Col SA Khan has tutored me to spend quality time whenever possible. With my wife's support the impact on the relationship with both my sons has been excellent!” (c) Twitter Yet, Col Khan didn't shy away from admitting that he did miss out on some significant milestones in his sons' lives that he wishes he could make up for. Talking about it he said, “Life is certainly not a bed of roses.Who knows it better than a man proudly donning the Olive Green. I have missed out on various precious moments. Won't say 'regret' but yes I would have loved to see both my sons taking their 'first step' towards progress.” However, regardless of it all, when Col Khan shared his favourite Father's Day memory it left us beaming, just like him. He said, “For our generation 'Father's Day' is everyday. The day my 3-year-old elder son gave me a Father's Day card and wished me in the most adorable style, made me promise to try to be the best father to my sons, and best son to my father.” That isn't all, here is what other Army Dads told us about their special bonds with their children. (c) MensXP (c) MensXP (c) MensXP
  2. Ever since the Indian cricket team started out with their ICC World Cup 2019 journey against Team South Africa on 5th June 2019, the development on the controversy revolving around former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his wicket keeping gloves has been escalating thanks to the International Cricket Council (ICC). On Wednesday, when the 2011 World Cup champion marched into the field during the Proteas' batting, the Indian fans of the game noticed something special about Dhoni's gloves. As a way of silently honouring the brave soldiers of the nation, Mahi had the Indian Para Special Forces' 'Balidaan' insignia engraved on them and showed their support towards the cricketer's gesture. This man shows his love for the nation and army. A Regimental Dragger(BALIDAN) of Indian Army Para Special Force on MS Dhoni Gloves. #IndianArmy #Balidan pic.twitter.com/P5haUEyQcy — Sachin Joraviya (@SachinJoraviya) June 5, 2019 Salute & respect to MS Dhoni who printed insignia of 'Balidan' on his wicket keeping gloves.ð That's the regimental dagger insignia which represents the Para SF, Special Operations unit of Indian Army attached to Parachute Regiment.ðð®ð³#INDvSA #Dhoni @majorgauravarya pic.twitter.com/WHnlClBUXO — Mujaid Alam Bakarwalð®ð³ (@alam_mujaid) June 5, 2019 The white emblem represents the kind of sacrifice these Para SF candidates make while giving their blood, sweat and tears in the attempt of becoming a part of one of Indian Army's most celebrated regiments through years and years of training in extremely hostile and dangerous surroundings. However, this gesture did not sit well with the apex organisation of international cricket, the ICC who ordered the Board of Control for Cricket in India or the BCCI to remove the insignia from the wicket keeper's gloves. “We have requested the BCCI to get it removed,” Claire Furlong, the ICC General Manager, strategic communications was quoted as saying by the Times of India. According to the ICC regulations, “The ICC equipment and clothing regulations do not permit the display of messages that relate to political, religious or racial activities or causes during an international match.” Ironically the 'Balidaan' symbol on the gloves does not violate either of the three criteria. MS Dhoni, who is not only holds an honorary rank of lieutenant colonel with the regiment but has also been a part of a two-week training regimen and completed a para jump in 2015. He has time and again shown his regard for the Indian Defence and loved them dearly. © defencelover So when the time came for the Army personnel to show their support for Dhoni's cause, they did not hold back. “We've not crossed the ICC's lines anywhere. The 'Balidaan Badge' doesn't disrespect anyone. Let BCCI take up the case, let's not be bullied by the ICC” Col. Dinesh Nain (Retd.), Defence Expert said in an interview with Republic. “This is neither political or religious. MS Dhoni is actually Lt. Col MS Dhoni. Dhoni's wearing an insignia that is part of his regiment,” Major Gaurav Arya (Retd.), Consulting Editor, Strategic Affairs says. “Asking MS Dhoni to remove the 'Balidaan Badge' will offend Indian soldiers," said Major General GD Bakshi. If there was an entity that had the right to make legitimate objection to Dhoni sporting the 'Balidaan' insignia, it is the Indian National Army, not the ICC, not the Indian cricket board but national heroes who spend the prime of their life protecting us at the borders. Clearly, asking Dhoni to remove the symbol will do nothing other than disrespecting our jawans and the BCCI must take a stand against ICC.
  3. Indian ARMY found another reason to rejoice after Punjabi superstar Diljit Dosanjh took to Twitter to show his appreciation for K-Pop sensation BTS, and their insane fandom. @BTS_twt @bts_bighit They r Lit ð¥ Insane Fan Following.. RESPECT â Respect entire Team #BTS — DILJIT DOSANJH (@diljitdosanjh) May 24, 2019 Goes without saying that the BTS fanbase in India lost it and fans couldn't stop thanking him for showing his love and respect for the biggest boy band on the planet. They have an insane fan following cause they are amazing and hard working artists. Their msg touches our heart. Thank you for your kind words Sir! — BANGTAN INDIA ð®ð³ (@BangtanINDIA) May 24, 2019 Thank you for appreciating them. ð BTS being amazing artists and their music which heals has got them the insane fan following. ð Their latest song : Boy With Luvhttps://t.co/00OqqTgHxb — BTS Projects India ð®ï¿½ï¿½ (@BTSprojectINDIA) May 24, 2019 I guess the reason why they have such passionate fans is because they are themselves passionate about their art and the messages they try to communicate through their music. Thank you for the appreciation post Sir! ðð — Nayoð (@nayoxx) May 24, 2019 Earlier, Indian rapper Badshah had also praised BTS' new single 'Boy With Luv', saying he was hooked to the groovy track. Im hooked to @BTS_twt boy with luv. @halsey killed it too. What melody, what visuals!!!! Ooa ooa ooa ooa! — BADSHAH (@Its_Badshah) April 14, 2019 To anyone who knows anything about K-Pop, the unbelievable popularity of BTS is not a new development, instead, it does not come as a surprise anymore when celebrities take to social media to show how in awe they are of the seven-member band from South Korea. © Reuters The band recently scripted history by becoming the first K-Pop group ever to win the Top Group Award at the Billboard Music Awards. BTS, who were nominated for the first time ever in this category, won the award by beating out Dan + Shay, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 and Panic! At The Disco. Recently, the iconic Empire State Building in New York City turned purple in honour of BTS, who just finished their US tour. they lit up the empire state building purple JUST for BTS???? no one's doing it like them pic.twitter.com/a8ZcpzvIMh — ‎izzy (@jjkmoonchiId) May 21, 2019 BTS is on a world tour right now, and have hundreds of concerts lined up around the globe.
  4. On Monday, the Indian Army made an interesting claim on their Twitter account that has left the internet divided. The claim was about the discovery of 'mysterious footprints of the mythical beast 'Yeti' '. Yes, they even posted pictures of what looks like the footprints of Yeti, the 'elusive snowman'. According to the post, the Mountaineering Expedition Team of the Indian Army discovered these footprints of the 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches, near Nepal's Makalu Base Camp on April 9. For the first time, an #IndianArmy Moutaineering Expedition Team has sited Mysterious Footprints of mythical beast 'Yeti' measuring 32x15 inches close to Makalu Base Camp on 09 April 2019. This elusive snowman has only been sighted at Makalu-Barun National Park in the past. pic.twitter.com/AMD4MYIgV7 — ADG PI - INDIAN ARMY (@adgpi) April 29, 2019 Since time immemorial, people have been debating about the existence of the Yeti, a creature that resembles an ape and is found in various folklores and mythological stories. According to some people, the Yeti apparently live in the Himalayas and is quite skilled at hiding its whereabouts and existence. As the never-ending debates continue to trigger people's imagination and perception about the Yeti, the Army has said that they have "photographed and handed over to subject matter experts" the "evidence" for scientific evaluation. According to the Times Of India, the Indian Army held on to the "photographic evidence" about the Abominable Snowman for nearly 10 days, but then decided that they matched the earlier theories. "So, we thought it prudent (to go public) to excite scientific temper and rekindle the interest." Anyway, people on Twitter are not convinced with the Indian Army's claim and they expressed their disapproval in the most hilarious (yet logical) way possible. "Mitroon..ye 'Yeti' pichle 60 saal mein dikha tha kya, main puchta hoon dikha tha kya? Nahin dikha tha na. Aaj 'Yeti' ko humlog dekh rahe hai kyunki Dilli mein majboot sarkar hai. Congress ki sarkar jo kaam 60 saalon mein nahin kar saki, wo humne 60 mahine mein kar dikhaya" pic.twitter.com/nBZYCaCFrn — IRONY MAN (@karanku100) April 30, 2019 This is deeply, deeply embarrassing: whoever in the Indian Army's PR has circulated this is disgracing the institution, and India, in the world's eyes. https://t.co/f11OvolnUb — Praveen Swami (@praveenswami) April 30, 2019 With all due respect to everyone, what we call Yeti is with all probability either the Himalayan Brown Bear or Tibetean Blue Bear. Both are endangered, can grow over 7 feet and are bipedal. The single foot print forms when the bear walks on 4 feet. — Kunal ð®ð³ (@RunMUFC) April 30, 2019 Wun Wun? pic.twitter.com/qYbFJyxQwr — Chowkidar Ankur Singh (@iAnkurSingh) April 29, 2019 Also sighted: a delighted Yeti after being tweeted by the Indian Army pic.twitter.com/YzKSWpLDbV — Sachin Kalbag (@SachinKalbag) April 30, 2019 You mean this guy? pic.twitter.com/odZnKH9m9F — Nymeria (@aloftydirewolf) April 30, 2019 So Yeti has only one foot? — ਪੰà¨à¨¾à¨¬ ਨਾà¨à¨°à¨¿à¨ (@akdwaaz) April 29, 2019 What the hell is wrong with you guys? Just look at those pics for heaven's sake. That's not a bipedal. Couldn't you guys call a single animal expert before posting this ? Unless you are claiming your yeti walks on a single foot and travels by jumping. — Anusuya (@_IC1101_) April 29, 2019 Can there possibly be a simpler explanation? pic.twitter.com/fqIuV0Q9Ri — Siddharth Singh (@siddharth3) April 29, 2019 The result of reading to much Tintin in one's childhood — Sanjeev Sanyal (@sanjeevsanyal) April 29, 2019 This is Indian Army's official account. Such utter drivel. On finding footprints of Yeti. https://t.co/zPxkRKfNYn? https://t.co/XUZHQACOJc — Raju Narisetti (@raju) April 30, 2019 Same as engineering students take their midterm exams — Harshal Vanik (@HarshalVanik) April 30, 2019 How seriously should we take this News ???? — khadaksingh_ (@khadaksingh_) April 30, 2019 So #Yeti is doing catwalk. At least pug marks are suggesting so. https://t.co/idE6l77Gx6 — Parveen Kaswan, IFS (@ParveenKaswan) April 30, 2019 However, there are some who believe the Yeti actually came out to cast his vote in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections 2019, as a responsible citizen of India. Modiji ko vote karne bahar aaya hoga ð — Rudra (@awasthi_rudra) April 29, 2019 Being an Indian yetizen he has all rights to vote. — Pradyumndev Jodha (@Bhadrajun) April 30, 2019 West Bengal gaya tha vote karne Modiji ko. Ek pair pai wapis aaya haið — Just another guy (@DarshuBhatia) April 30, 2019
  5. For the first time in the history of the Indian Army, women will now be welcomed in an absolutely new role. The Indian Army recently issued an advertisement in the newspaper for recruiting women soldiers in the military police and this is a big step ahead for womankind in India. Three months ago, the government announced that women will be inducted in the force in the 'Personnel Below Officer Rank' (PBOR) category. The registrations online have already begun for inducted women as jawans in the corps of military police. This is certainly being seen as a breakthrough in the force as in simple terms, women were earlier only inducted as officers and now they'll be inducted as soldiers! © ANI According to the given advertisement, the application window for recruitment for soldier general duty will close on June 8th and we hope a number of applicants apply in the next one month. For the first time, Indian Army to start online registration of women for recruitment as soldiers into the military police, today. The project was mooted by General Bipin Rawat soon after taking over as Army Chief and given final approval by the Defence Ministry recently. pic.twitter.com/nIssIN62zX — ANI (@ANI) 25 April 2019 The project was first mooted by Bipin Rawat, the Army Chief General as soon as he took charge of the force. While the process follows a stringent protocol, the decks for induction were cleared in January 2019 after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharam announced that the government has taken a historic decision to induct women in the military police and their roles would include investigating crime cases of rape and molestation and assisting the Army in field operations whenever required. Last year, Rawat had said that the process to allow women in combat was moving steadfastly and accordingly the Army chalked out induction of approximately 800 women in the military police. © ANI Currently, women in the Army are allowed in areas such as medical, educational, legal and engineering wings. The main role of women in military police will be to take charge of logistics during peace and war, handling prisoners of war and maintaining movements of soldiers. The Corps of Military Police is responsible for preserving "good order and discipline and to prevent breaches of the same by persons serving in or attached to the regular Army", the Army says on its website. © Better India This is a really empowering step for womankind in the country, as it works on the fabric of equality between the sexes and we're nothing short of grateful it has finally been incorporated!
  6. We only get to realise how uncertain life really is when we come across incidents like these. While our thoughts go out to the family members of the army soldiers who lost their lives in the bizarre fire in Mhow, we can't help but ponder the odds of something like this happening. On Thursday, a team of snipers of the Indian Army were target-practicing in Mhow, a cantonment in the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh. Like any other regular day practice, the soldiers were wearing their gille suits, an outfit made up of dry leaves and grass to help the shooters camouflage with the surroundings. Suddenly, a wildfire wrapped the shooters around out of nowhere taking away the lives of two while severely injuring nine others. Army Sources: Two Indian Army soldiers killed in fire incident at the Bercha and Hema ranges in Mhow near Indore today. Fire was caused due to spark during firing practice. #MadhyaPradesh — ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019 “Two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a fire incident at the Bercha firing range in Mhow near indore. The fire was caused due to spark during firing practice,” ANI reports Army officials saying. According to Additional SP Mhow Dharmraj Meena, Ranjit Sumer, 27, Jhunjhunu resident in Rajasthan and Akshya Ramsingh, 25, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, were the two soldiers who died dousing the flames. Meena also mentioned that some of the injured soldiers were also airlifted to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. However, three out of the remaining nine have been deemed to be in critical condition and have been moved to Delhi for better care. Joining the family in the mourning of their loved ones, people showed their respect for the soldiers: Tragic. RIP braves @adgpi. Condolences to family & friends. — Hindustaniyat (@NonLutyensSpin) April 4, 2019 RIP_Indian_Army ððð — Mritunjay Yadav (@ymrityunjay65) April 4, 2019 We have lost many soldiers today. Rest in peace bravehearts. ðð»ðð»@adgpi — Roshani ð®ð³ (@IndiaBhakt1) April 4, 2019 ð¢ pic.twitter.com/xZfZ0LrYAV — Proud To Be Indian (@pure_indian19) April 4, 2019
  7. We only get to realise how uncertain life really is when we come across incidents like these. While our thoughts go out to the family members of the army soldiers who lost their lives in the bizarre fire in Mhow, we can't help but ponder the odds of something like this happening. On Thursday, a team of snipers of the Indian Army were target-practicing in Mhow, a cantonment in the Indore district in Madhya Pradesh. Like any other regular day practice, the soldiers were wearing their gille suits, an outfit made up of dry leaves and grass to help the shooters camouflage with the surroundings. Suddenly, a wildfire wrapped the shooters around out of nowhere taking away the lives of two while severely injuring nine others. Army Sources: Two Indian Army soldiers killed in fire incident at the Bercha and Hema ranges in Mhow near Indore today. Fire was caused due to spark during firing practice. #MadhyaPradesh — ANI (@ANI) April 4, 2019 “Two Indian Army soldiers were killed in a fire incident at the Bercha firing range in Mhow near indore. The fire was caused due to spark during firing practice,” ANI reports Army officials saying. According to Additional SP Mhow Dharmraj Meena, Ranjit Sumer, 27, Jhunjhunu resident in Rajasthan and Akshya Ramsingh, 25, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, were the two soldiers who died dousing the flames. Meena also mentioned that some of the injured soldiers were also airlifted to the nearest hospital for emergency treatment. However, three out of the remaining nine have been deemed to be in critical condition and have been moved to Delhi for better care. Joining the family in the mourning of their loved ones, people showed their respect for the soldiers: Tragic. RIP braves @adgpi. Condolences to family & friends. — Hindustaniyat (@NonLutyensSpin) April 4, 2019 RIP_Indian_Army ððð — Mritunjay Yadav (@ymrityunjay65) April 4, 2019 We have lost many soldiers today. Rest in peace bravehearts. ðð»ðð»@adgpi — Roshani ð®ð³ (@IndiaBhakt1) April 4, 2019 ð¢ pic.twitter.com/xZfZ0LrYAV — Proud To Be Indian (@pure_indian19) April 4, 2019
  8. Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman is not my relative. I know nothing about him except his name and his profession. As a matter of fact, I did not even know about his existence as of this past Wednesday. But in a matter of 48 hours, the man has managed to become something much bigger than just another Indian Air Force (IAF) fighter pilot to me. He has become a visual representation of the very hero I would envision as a kid, as I watched my father and my friends' fathers go to battle as Indian Army officers. © Twitter Earlier this week, I remember being in a particularly chirpy mood and my Instagram and Whatsapp stories were flooded with praises for the IAF on the day of the air strike on the Jaish-e-Mohammed camp in Pakistan. Oh, what a glorious moment it was. For someone like me, watching our nation's forces go head-to-head with the very evil that has been threatening our nation's security on a daily basis, and most recently snatched over 40 precious lives from us, was nothing short of spectacular. But like a tight slap on my face that I never saw coming, the next day, my phone blew up with the headlines that an Indian pilot had been 'captured' by Pakistan. And the first thought that popped in my head was not about the pilot, not about Pakistan or what they were doing to him, but it was about his family. The family of Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman. Look, when you live in the defence world, you find heavy terms like 'war', 'death', 'missing' and phrases like 'so sorry for your loss', 'our prayers are with you' and 'be strong' being peppered everywhere in your surroundings. It could be your own father, a younger brother, or even a classmate; and you just have to be ready for the worst, at all times. Funny thing is that no one really tells you how to prepare for the worst. There is no course given to us as kids in some secret barrack on 'what to do when your daddy/brother/friend goes to battle and may never come back'. We don't walk around discussing the potentially terrible future of our loved ones. It's a silent fear that we carry in our hearts every day and keep it locked in there, praying it remains a fear...and does not become a reality. Which is why the second I heard that an Indian pilot has been captured in Pakistan, my mind jumped to the worst possible conclusion. And when those God-awful videos popped up all over Twitter showing 'Abhi' being paraded on the streets, all bloodied and bound, surrounded by a mob clearly baying for his blood...it took everything I had to not breakdown right there on my desk in the middle of work. There he was, one of our own, almost like a family member, all alone in enemy territory, facing what looked like a gruesome death. But then another video surfaced, where the officer, still bloodied and blindfolded, was calmly addressing his captors. Yes, calmly. Not an ounce of panic in his voice. No high-pitched whimpers of a man who knows he is facing death...but a calm set of simple, straightforward words leaving his mouth. He flatly refused to answer certain questions, while being confident and composed, but still bleeding. I was stunned. Not surprised, but stunned to the core. Surely he was trained in what to do in a grave situation like that, but still, the man was displaying something I had never seen in my entire life. Something that I had only heard of from my many friends serving in the Army themselves...it was courage. Courage is a word we use so liberally in our daily lives. “Come on. Be brave. Down that flaming vodka shot!” Yes, we throw it around loosely without really thinking about the true meaning of the word. But the Wing Commander took courage to another level by showing his nerves of pure steel and maintaining his wits about himself while in enemy territory. It was nothing but a sheer display of absolute class. This instantly transported me back to school, when on one particular day, my friend and I were asked to rush to the house of another close friend. Turns out, his father was on life support after being severely wounded in a terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir, and he was leaving to see his dad that very day. My friend was visibly shaken. We, the kids, could just look at him and hold his hands while he choked back tears and crushed a Frooti pack in his palm. But what I will never forget is what his mother did that day. Aunty was sitting on the sofa, surrounded by other officers and their wives, who were consoling her and assuring her that everything was going to be okay. She was wearing white, her face was ashen and her eyes were lowered, but her head wasn't. There were no tears running down her face and she seemed to be giving polite responses to everyone. I was stunned right to my bones. How was this woman doing that? How was she, after listening to such ghastly news, still looking so unfazed? A 12-year-old me thought it was something almost rude and unnatural, but at 29, today I realise that it was a display of extraordinary courage by a brave woman. Courage to get a grip of one's emotions, especially in situations when any human can simply break down into a helpless puddle. Which is exactly what Wing Commander Abhinandan displayed while captured in enemy territory. It reminded me of the values and the belief system I was brought up in while my parents were serving. While no one really tells you these things, but somehow, as you grow into an adult, these virtues of pride and honour keep developing within you, and reflect somehow in your daily life, without you even realising it. It's something you will only see if you've lived life as a 'privileged Army brat', as some civilians fondly like to call us. The officer radiated three things while in captivity – honour, class and bravery, which I reckon should be seen as the ultimate life lessons for every youngster in this country. You will not find a book telling you how to inculcate these traits in your life, but you will just have to experience and embrace it. I miss watching these three traits in constant action around me, now that I have moved to the civil life. As for Abhi, who has now become the face of the page-turning diplomatic relations between India and Pakistan, I am pretty sure every single person across the nation is by now familiar with his name, his heroics, where he is from and how he returns home today. As the nation proudly welcomes back its son into its arms, I, a tired-old Army kid, has never been more ridiculously proud of my defence background. We are the lot that, from the outside, appear spoiled and privileged, living the 'good life'; but only we know the cost paid for those comforts. We are those few who truly know what sacrifice and courage mean, and what it takes to live a life of honour, and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman, is our new-age Superman, who will forever be remembered as the man who showed the word the true class of the Indian Armed Forces, even while facing death in enemy territory.
  9. The pain that the Pulwama terror attack brought on for the entire nation less than two weeks ago on 14th February, left a gaping wound in our hearts, and more so in the lives of all the families who lost a son, husband or brother. The families of the martyred soldiers have just started to pick up the pieces of the life that they once knew, and people from across the country are helping them to make their lives a little easier and better in any way they can. the number of the martyr has gone up to 49 .. i am contributing for now 50 .. thats 2.5 cr — Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) February 16, 2019 From sports stars to Bollywood film actors and other prominent Indian personalities, everybody has stepped in to help the martyrs' families, not only in spirit but financially too. From Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan to Shikhar Dhawan and Mohammed Shami, many others have come forward to provide financial help to the martyred soldiers' families. The most recent name to get added to that list is that of the melody queen of India- Lata Mangeshkar. The veteran singer took to Twitter post the Pulwama attack to express her grief: à¤à¤®à¥à¤®à¥-à¤à¤¶à¥à¤®à¥à¤° à¤à¥ पà¥à¤²à¤µà¤¾à¤®à¤¾ मà¥à¤ हà¥à¤ à¤à¤¤à¤à¤à¥ हमलॠà¤à¥ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤¡à¤¼à¥ निà¤à¤¦à¤¾ à¤à¤°à¤¤à¥ हà¥à¤. à¤à¤¸ हमलॠमà¥à¤ à¤à¥ हमारॠवà¥à¤° à¤à¤µà¤¾à¤¨ शहà¥à¤¦ हà¥à¤ हॠà¤à¤¨à¤à¥ मà¥à¤ शà¥à¤°à¤¦à¥à¤§à¤¾à¤à¤à¤²à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤ªà¤¿à¤¤ à¤à¤°à¤¤à¥ हà¥à¤. à¤à¤¨ सभॠवà¥à¤°à¥à¤ à¤à¥ परिवारà¥à¤ à¤à¥ दà¥à¤à¤ मà¥à¤ मà¥à¤ शामिल हà¥à¤. — Lata Mangeshkar (@mangeshkarlata) February 15, 2019 She recently announced that she will be donating Rupees 1 crore for the welfare of the Indian soldiers. The amount shall be delivered to the Indian Army on 24th April on the occasion of Master Dinanath Mangeshkar's death anniversary. That is not all, even the Dinanath Mangeshkar Pratisthan shall be donating 5 lakh rupees to the Indian Army for the welfare of the soldiers who selflessly serve our nation. Speaking to the Maharashtra Times regarding the same, the singer shared that, "many people in the industry always help soldiers who sacrifice their lives for the nation. Even now, people from the industry are helping out. We have also announced something from our end." © Twitter The entire nation is aware of the love and respect Lata Mangeshkar holds for our armed forces. Once, on the occasion of her birthday, she had urged her fans and well-wishers to refrain from spending money on her gifts, and spend that money on our jawans instead.
  10. The brave men, who guard our country, lose sleep so that we can sleep in peace and also sacrifice their lives for the love of the nation, deserve more than just our respect. No amount of love or words that one pours to thank our soldiers can suffice the work they do for this country. However, it's not just them who make this sacrifice. One cannot even imagine the strength their family members show in enduring the risk of sending their bravehearts to the border. It is not easy being a wife of an army officer but it is an honour for sure and Gauri Mahadik is one such hero who is proving to the world that she is a woman of steel. She is the wife of Major Prasad Mahadik, who was martyred in 2017 at the Indo-China border in Arunachal Pradesh. While life definitely must have stopped for a while for this brave woman, it definitely didn't deter her from facing it with all the strength she had. Gauri is now all set to join the army herself as a tribute to her brave husband. Gauri will be inducted as a lieutenant in the army once she completes her training in Chennai. Gauri cleared the service selection board (SSB) exams and qualified for the rank by actually topping the exam with great score. Talking about some kind of serendipity and a beautiful twist of destiny, Gauri was allotted the same chest number (28) which was also allotted to her husband when he was undergoing his training. She is a qualified lawyer who quit her job to pursue this dream in memory of her husband. It is stories like these which fill your heart with strength and courage and make you believe that every storm is followed by a rainbow.
  11. The Pulwama attack has shaken the country, and pulled a few raw strings that should not have been meddled with. Kashmir is a sensitive issue for the Indian subcontinent, merely because we consider it a part of us and one of our own. While some notorious elements continuously try to turn the youth of the valley against their own brethren, and often succeed in brainwashing them into believing otherwise, the mutual sense of belonging-ness and unity continues to blow strong in the valleys. © Facebook In a show of solidarity and love for the nation, its people and the armed forces, over 2,500 young men from Jammu & Kashmir turned up for army recruitment drive in Baramulla. An official spoke to ANI and said that, thousands of young Kashmiri boys turned up to serve their nation, for recruitment for 111 vacant posts in the Indian Army. Apart from earning a livelihood and protecting their families, these hopeful young men also told ANI that getting hired would also give them the opportunities to share their side of the story with the rest of the country, raise awareness and sensitise fellow Indians about the crisis in the Kashmir valley. © ANI "We cannot go outside Kashmir. This is a great opportunity for us. We wish that more vacancies are offered to us. If Kashmiri personnel will be deployed in the sensitive areas then they can talk to the people and deal with the ongoing crisis", an aspiring candidate was quoted as saying to ANI. Jammu & Kashmir: Several Kashmiri youth take part in an army recruitment drive for 111 vacancies in Baramulla. Bilal Ahmad, army aspirant says, "We will get the chance to sustain our families and serve our nation, what else can one want?" pic.twitter.com/bmtMdYfvsk — ANI (@ANI) February 19, 2019 It must also be told that the rate of unemployment in the area is high with over 26% of youngsters between the age of 18-29 being unemployed. Economic Survey 2017 stated "unsupportive administrative and regulatory framework and lack of transparency" as the main reason behind this state of unemployment.
  12. The Indian Army deserves all the respect in the world. Here we have Vicky Kaushal offering a heartfelt tribute to them on behalf of the entire country.
  13. The Indian Army is the largest standing volunteer army in the world, which is not only known for its bravado and daredevilry when it comes to standing guard over their motherland, but its soldiers also inspire awe and unceasing respect for their selflessless service towards the nation. All of us feel strongly about these men and women who dare to face death in their line of duty. After all, we owe so much of the life we're living to them. It is their sacrifice and selfless passion to serve the country and its people, that allows us to enjoy the kind of safe and fun life we lead, day after day. © Twitter But how often do we stop to acknowledge their service and pay homage to their sacrifices? Well, a martyred soldier's 6-year-old daughter recalls her papa's lessons on the Indian Army, and it will remind you to take a moment and appreciate the numerous lives that constantly look death in the eye, so that innocent lives can be saved. © Honourpoint On 29th November 2016, Major Akshay Girish Kumar and Major Gosavi Kunal Mannadir were killed in an ambush in Nagrota, along with five other jawans. Two years since his passing away, Akshay's little daughter was seen recalling her father's teachings about the Indian Army in a video, which has since been actively circulated on social media. In the video Akshay's daughter Naina can be seen telling us what her father told her about the Indian Army. Check out the video here: A year after Akshay's martyrdom, Naina recollects conversations with her papa. Here she teaches us what 'Army is...' This random video captures innocence and faith. Love is an emotion. Her papa's love for the Army and Countrymen also stays within her. Jai Hind. @adgpi pic.twitter.com/kWecbp1Tax — Meghna Girish (@megirish2001) February 11, 2019 The faith and pride with which Naina recalls her dad's lessons, fills our hearts with joy.
  14. The Indian Army is an epitome of true valour and righteousness, wherever it's needed. They're almost invincible yet dignified, ferocious and mighty, as well as compassionate. And we only believe these things because we always read about the great work they are doing, while protecting our borders. Recently, the Indian army marched towards another great feat by rescuing a pregnant woman , who was stuck in bad snow to deliver her babies. On the 8th of February, a villager from the same village as the pregnant woman called the company commander of the Thana Panar Camp at Bandipur and asked for help to take his wife Gulshana Begum to the hospital there. Due to Jammu & Kashmir's heavy snowfall, the man couldn't take his wife, since the roads were all blocked and the temperature fell to about minus seven degrees Celsius. The situation was so grave that the woman had to be rushed to the hospital and she couldn't waste any time. © Twitter Upon hearing about the situation at hand, the soldiers of Bandipur National Rifles reached the woman's house, braving bad road conditions and heavy snowfall. They carried her out on a stretcher for about 2.5 kms, before putting her in an army ambulance. © Twitter The men had already spoken to the required doctors before they even reached the hospital in Bandipur, just so there wouldn't be any time wasted and the woman could have a safe and healthy delivery. Fortunately, upon reaching the hospital on time and after some check-ups, it was confirmed the woman would be having twins. If it wasn't for the army's presence in the nick of time, she wouldn't have been able to even make it to the nearest hospital. © Twitter Indian Army as an organisation has been taken for granted beyond measure time and again, especially in Jammu and Kashmir where they are vigilant day and night about terrorist activities. The locals aren't very fond of the army and they definitely have unpleasant feelings towards them. But more often than not, the army goes out of its way to help the local, sizeable population in any way they can and they recognise the importance of an emergency and lack of help in some regions of J&K. That's why they're always there, fighting every cause. Here's to the Indian Army for always lending a helping hand to people when they need them. We're sure Gulshana Begum's twins will have something to thank the Indian Army about. Who knows they might join the ranks someday!
  15. The Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam starrer 'Uri' has brought in a fresh wave of patriotism in the nation and is marching towards some major success at the box office. The action drama war film is helmed by director Aditya Dhar and follows the events that followed the attacks on the Uri base camp in Kashmir. It is one of the most successful operations led by our brave men in uniform and avenged the death of our heroes who lost their lives in the attack as well. View this post on Instagram “When angels have fallen down, and the devil has had his day... you'll find the gates of heaven, guarded by a single MAROON BERET!” ð®ð³ A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Jan 6, 2019 at 8:29pm PST The movie stars Vicky Kaushal and Yami Gautam in lead roles and the actors are being praised for their work as well. In fact Vicky underwent some strenuous training to take up this role. View this post on Instagram Throwback to those late night training sessions for #UriTheSurgicalStrike ... gaining 15kgs of muscle weight wasn't an easy task for this ectomorph... a big shout out to my dear 'jallaad' trainer @rakeshudiyar and his team @amol_kyatam and Mangesh for constantly making me sweat, scream and cry so that I could reach my goals. #HowIsTheJosh ðªð½ð®ð³ A post shared by Vicky Kaushal (@vickykaushal09) on Dec 12, 2018 at 5:23pm PST The makers of the movie along with the cast and crew were in Delhi for the Army Day celebrations and as per a report in Times Now, the makers of the movie have pledged and promised to donate 1 crore for the army widows as a mark of respect on Army Day. © Instagram Ronnie Screwalla's production house RSVP is the driving force of the movie and will be making the donations. The film is winning every heart in the nation and rightly so!
  16. Every kingdom stands tall and unthreatened courtesy to the knights in shining armour who hold down the fort against the enemies' onslaught, with all their might. The Indian subcontinent boasts of such mighty knights of its own. The only difference is, they don't wear those glinting armours. Instead, these knights sport camo-prints and put on such a display of bravado that is matched only by a few others. © Arjun Menon Their job profile isn't something you come across very often. You will find them setting up their homes in the most remote areas of the country, or someplace with adverse climatic conditions, marking their territories and standing guard over it, should its borders be threatened. © Arjun Menon These are the men and women who form the Indian Armed Forces, and they are the reason you and I can concern ourselves with all the memes in the world. But how many times have we stopped to wonder about the many life-threatening challenges and attacks these superheroes have to survive on a daily basis, so we get to party until 4 in the morning or get a good night of sleep? © Arjun Menon But somebody thought about it. And decided to bring the unseen side of their story for the masses to behold. Travel photographer Arjun Menon is the man behind the spectacular show of these heroes in their natural surroundings, doing what they do best. © Arjun Menon Arjun had the chance to document how a day in the life of these superheroes looks like, and he spent weeks tailing them across the changing geographies of the land. The end result was 'The Extraordinary' photo-series and the pictures are for all of us to see and marvel over. The Backstory This is a daunting task to accomplish and we wonder what how Arjun got around to accomplishing it. If you ask this question to Arjun he would tell you that 'The Extraordinary' was his personal passion project. Before you wonder why, it's because Arjun himself comes from an Army background. © Arjun Menon Arjun's father was a pilot with the Indian Army Aviation, and ever since he was a kid, Arjun took pride in the fact that his father could fly a heavy, mean machine high up in the skies, performing combat training or helping out paratroopers jump off his helicopter, besides many other things. Arjun lost his father to a helicopter crash 16 years ago, and ever since he had wished to bring the trials and tribulations of the Indian Army to the fore, through the only means he knew - photography. © Arjun Menon The Extraordinary Project Once Arjun decided what exactly he wanted to achieve through this project, he set his plans into motion. For Arjun, the aim of this project was to explore and throw light on the extraordinary feats these men and women accomplish throughout their tenure, without yearning for credit or appreciation. © Arjun Menon The Final Journey Arjun set out to bring his dreams to fruition and sought chances to observe and document the army soldiers in action - practising or in pseudo combats. But initially, the Indian Army wasn't too sure about giving in to Arjun's demands of being sent to secret bases to click the photographs. It took multiple visits to Delhi and some convincing before they believed that Arjun's motivations were right. © Arjun Menon Next? Arjun got to travel to different confidential bases across India to document it all. Arjun shot in some very difficult locations, and the soldiers completely cooperated with Arjun to bring each of his visions to life. The Takeaway Having spent so much personal time with the soldiers, clicking the photographs and observing their workday up close, Arjun released how incredible each of them are. From temperatures ranging between -18 degrees to 48 degree Celsius, and in topographies that would make an ordinary person give up within minutes, these superheroes continue to perform their duty without a word of complaint. © Arjun Menon A lot of hardwork and love has gone into this project, and all Arjun wishes to accomplish through this photo series is to inspire the youth of this nation to consider the Indian Army as a career option. That he says, would be his “mission accomplished”.
  17. Even though 2018 was marked as the year of love when the Supreme Court decriminalised homosexuality and made it possible for everyone to chose and live by the sexual orientation of their choice, we still have archaic waves of despair following us. General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff suggested that that the Supreme Court's decision on gay *** marriage will not be implemented in the Army and any such actions pertaining to that are forbidden. However, at the same time, he also emphasised on the fact that the Army is not above the law. But because any Supreme Court verdict can be challenged, the law is definitely not being implemented in the forces for now, according to General Rawat. (c)Pintrest "We are not above the country's law but when you join the Indian Army, some of the rights and privileges you enjoy are not what we have. Some things are different for us, but we are certainly not above the Supreme Court," he said. "We will have to see how we take a call, let us also see how it comes into the society, whether it's accepted or not... I can't say what will happen 20 years down the line." We agree that the Army follows a certain decree of taking away certain fundamental rights from its personnel due to security reasons like the right to freedom of expression etc., which can fit in because it can create belligerent situations if the right is practised within the forces, but taking away the right to decide one's sexual orientation is a daunting proposition and is legally incorrect to oppose, anywhere. (c)Twitter The fact that women were allowed in combat in 2017 after a long haul indicates the barriers the Army has against giving equal opportunities to all the sexes. Women can now enter the Army and train to combat on the field. But this wasn't allowed before 2017 because of safety issues that posed as a threat for women who wanted to join the Armed Forces. Now, we are witnessing another restriction in the forces that is definitely denting the very fabric of individuality and the right to liberty, in general. "Aap logon me chalega to chalne do. Humare yahan nahi chalega (We will not allow this to happen in the Army) In the army LGBT issues... are not unacceptable. We will still be dealing with them under various sections of the Army Act," said General Rawat, addressing his annual press conference. The callous references made towards the LGBT movement by the General, which won a fair space in the country last year is edging on the narrow-minded thought process of a few people who do not understand it. Which is fair I agree, but to take the basic right away from men and women alike, who give up their lives for the country is absolutely unfair and this is something which General Rawat may never understand. (c)Twitter According to him, the Army is 'very conservative' and anything that probes the very archaic fabric of the forces will be disqualified. He also backed his claim by saying 'we are neither modem or westernised' which is an absolutely fair statement to make amidst the very opaque fragment of patriotism we serve our country with, but in all fairness, being a particular way and choosing your sexual orientation really has nothing to do with being modern or being westernised. It's something one's born with. We're hopelessly disappointed by statements made by General Bipin Rawat on the LGBT movement and its application in the Indian Army, especially after a gruelling time the entire movement went through for many years in the country. (c)Pintrest It took a five-bench constitution bench of the SC to finally rule out section 377 of the Indian Penal Code, which banned 'consensual unnatural ***'. But unfortunately, we're still fighting the cause fundamentally, within the most pristine forces of our country and we hope this too changes someday.
  18. While the majority of us were still snoozed out at 4:30am on Tuesday morning, weightlifting history was being made by a 15-year old Indian athlete in Argentina. Remember Jeremy Lalrinnunga, the young weightlifter we told you about last year? © IWF Well, he just conquered the men's 62kg weightlifting event at the ongoing Youth Olympics in Argentina, standing tall with India's first ever gold medal in weightlifting on an Olympic stage. A weightlifting event comprises two lifts: the snatch and the clean & jerk. The athlete with the highest total clinches gold. Jeremy's first attempt in Snatch (120kg) was more than majority of athletes' final attempt. The Indian lifter, successfully lifted 120kg on his first snatch, missed his second attempt (124 Kg) but finally managed to get it in his final attempt. With the highest Snatch in the competition, Jeremy was playing for the gold right from the start. © IWF In clean & jerk he started with a successful 142kg. In his next attempt at 147 Kg, he successfully cleaned the weight, but failed to push it overhead. After Caner Topas (Turkey) and Jose Villar (Colombia) made their final attempts, Jeremy was declared the champion. Since he had already won, he could have withdrawn from taking the final attempt but like a true champion, Jeremy made his third attempt and effortlessly cleaned & jerked a whopping 150kg. His total shot up to his new personal best of 274kg in the process. This was the first time the Indian National anthem played in a weightlifting auditorium during an Olympic competition. © IWF Jeremy's potential was discovered by the Prestigious Army Institute of Sports, Pune, where he has been nurtured into a world-class weightlifter. He currently trains at the National Institute of Sports, Patiala under coach Vijay Sharma, who is also the coach to World Champion female weightlifter Mira Bai Chugh. We wholeheartedly congratulate the Indian Champion, all his coaches, his family and the National Institute of Sports for making our Nation proud. Note- The images will be updated once we receive the latest images. Yash Sharma is a former national level Football player, now a Strength Coach, Nutritionist and Natural Bodybuilder. He also runs a YouTube Channel Yash Sharma Fitness via which he aims to educate all the fitness enthusiasts to maximize their gains by methods that are backed by science and applicable easily. Connect with him on YouTube, YashSharmaFitness@gmail.com, Facebook and Instagram.
  19. Not all heroes wear capes, some wear the Indian Army uniform and protect us with all their might and courage on the front-lines. Just like no amount of words will ever be enough to express our gratitude towards our defence personnel, similarly, none of us can ever imagine the pain the family members go through, when a soldier dies while protecting us from external dangers. Twitter However, when one loses someone who was dear to them, they gain immense strength which is beyond our imagination. Today we'll talk about one such woman, whose courage and strength commands our respect. Neeru Sambyal lost her husband three years ago, when he was killed while on duty in Jammu and Kashmir. Neeru got married to the late rifleman Ravinder in 2013 and in 2015, he died while serving his regiment. Not one to break down in such difficult circumstances, Neeru not only took care of her two-year-old daughter but also decided to join the Indian Army. BCCL After successfully completing her 49 weeks of training, Neeru Sambyal has now joined the Indian Army as a Lieutenant. Talking about her struggles, Lt. Neeru said, "My husband was in the infantry. It was really difficult to accept the reality after he got martyred. But for me, my daughter is my inspiration. I never wanted her to feel the absence of her father and wished to fill both roles, of a father and mother." Twitter She further said, "Being in the Army, one has to be mentally strong as there are times when one has to face situations where physical strength won't matter much." According to Neeru's father, she competed with 26 other women during her Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) selection exam. Stories like these and people like Neeru deserve all the love and respect for their unparalleled courage and strong will. Source: Times Now
  20. Our men in uniform spend sleepless nights so that we can sleep in peace. While we go home for Rakhi or maybe Diwali, our brave men work 365 days a year, sacrifice their family lives, so our families can celebrate with joy. Major Hemant Raj is no different. He was scheduled to fly to Kochi to celebrate Onam with his family but when he landed in Delhi, he got to know that most flights to Kochi were cancelled due to the flood situation. He immediately knew what he had to do. After requesting the officials to put him on the next flight that was available, Major Hemant went back home and immediately became a part of the relief work. A Soldier is never off duty. Maj Hemant Raj 28 MADRAS Sapth Shakti Comd #IndianArmy flew to Kerela on leave. Imdtly threw himself into #KeralaFloodRelief work. Organised team of Defence persons on leave,veterans & local fishermen boats to help marooned people. Working tirelessly. pic.twitter.com/v1kzbRYHEP — PRO Defence Rajasthan (@PRODefRjsthn) August 22, 2018 He set up a rural team, joined hands with the fishermen in doing whatever he could do to rescue the flood victims over there. After pictures of him were shared on social media, his wife contacted him informing about where his parents were stuck during the floods. I salute you Major Hemant of 28 Madras Regiment. — Jagjit Chand Katoch (@katochJagjit) August 24, 2018 A soldier is never off duty Major Hemant Raj of 28 MADRAS Sapth Shakti Command flew to Kerela despite being on Leave He organised a team of defence personnel &local fishermen boats& shifted hundreds of marooned people to safety,In 3days aranged to drop 10Tonnes of food each day pic.twitter.com/XBJWZBGhSj — Dr. Vedika (@vishkanyaaaa) August 24, 2018 A soldier is never off duty and Major Hemant is a shining example of the same.
  21. What is a super soldier? The usual answer would be: the one who is equipped with top-notch weaponry and possesses absolute man-to-man combat skills. Well, that is true but if you nosedive into the philosophy of creating a super soldier, things move beyond the understanding of many. The talk about a super solider should start with a very basic question: how strong is he? Strip him off his weapons and put him in a hostile zone, what is he left with to survive? Well, that would be his strength to kill with bare hands. Wars know no rules. Kill before you get killed. Close quarter man-to-man battles are ugly. Before you can reach for your gun tucked in a holster, you can have your throat stabbed. Here's where strength to kill with 'bare hands' comes in. So, what do we do to make the strong even stronger? The answer is simple: put the Indian Army soldiers on Anabolic steroids. Duplicating The Hollywood Fantasies © Facebook, Yudh Abhyas Know Captain America? Steve Rogers, the snail-sized soldier was put into a casket and came out as an invincible super strong, bullet-crunching-alien-killing super soldier. While the armies around the world have toyed around with the idea of developing sci-fi weaponry, nothing much has been done on the genetic or chemical enhancement front. Rumors have it that Nazi juiced the SS but there's no proof to solidify those claims. So has any Army done it yet? Read on. You will be surprised. The Australian Experiment 1998 © Facebook, Yudh Abhyas In 1998, the Australian authorities discovered that a lot of their soldiers in their Elite Forces were using Anabolic Steroids. Instead of taking stringent action against this, the authorities embraced the fact. Their ideology was- 'if anything increases the survival rate of our soldiers, it is OK!' The authorities even laid out certain guidelines for use of steroids in the military. Somehow the press (Sydney Morning) got hold of this idea and created a public panic. Eventually, the program got terminated and steroids were pulled away from military usage. The below mentioned article links are from the Sydney Morning Herald, dated 2010, and talk about Australian soldiers using performance enhancing steroids. All the links are forbidden and it's not hard to guess why. https://www.smh.com.au/world/three-soldiers-on-steroids-given-marching-orders-20101115-17udz.html https://www.smh.com.au/world/steroidabusing-australian-soldiers-sent-home-in-disgrace-20100607-xquy.html US Military Health Editorial 2016 © Facebook, Yudh Abhyas The US Military is also exploring the advantages of chemically enhancing their soldiers. The researchers at the 2016 Consortium of Health and Military Performance symposium suggested 5 primary agendas the Military must consider. Astonishingly, one of these was the further exploration of steroid use, including the costs and benefits. The interest aroused from an anonymous survey in the US Army Rangers which found out that 1/4th of soldiers had taken Anabolics or some form of performance-enhancing drug. The authors of the editorial, Lt. Col Chad Peltier and Kyle Pettijohn, PhD, did mention the pros of anabolic steroids and how it can enhance the performance of their men the Special Forces. But they also gave a final statement which gives a subtle hint that use of Anabolic Steroids can be justified in the military. How Will The Soldiers Benefit? 1) Enhanced Stamina = Increased Survival Rate Steroids tend to increase the red blood cell concentrations (oxygen-carrying capacity). Thus, boosts energy and sense of well-being. It also supports the retention of lean body mass, and improves muscle strength and most importantly, endurance. For the surgical strikes against Pakistan in response to the Uri Attacks our soldiers had to trek around 50 Km (one side) into the enemy territory. Once the operation was executed, our soldiers had to break out through the enemy zone in minimum time. Now these men already have remarkable stamina. But what if this could be made better and pushed to a superhuman level. It would only increase the survival rate of our men. Note - Unlike steroid abuse (which most bodybuilders do), controlled hormone therapy may have benefits with regard to cardiovascular health. For example, studies tend to show hormone replacement as having a positive effect on serum lipids which includes a reduction in LDL and total cholesterol levels, combined with no significant change in HDL (good) cholesterol levels. 2) Increased Muscle Mass = Increased Strength Levels This is perhaps the most evident benefit of steroids, due to which many strength athletes have been accused of administering it: superior strength levels. You might wonder that if our soldier doesn't have to squat 250Kg in a battlefield, then why do they need high levels of strength? Well, on an average a soldier would be carrying a backpack weighing anywhere between 30 and 65Kg. The load can increase during special operations. If our men have greater strength to carry the load, they can be equipped with more ammunition, inevitably making them more lethal. “To observe the above performance enhancements, super high bodybuilding dosages need not be administered. Such high dosages will undeniably do more harm than good.” Non-Steroid Substances For Increased Alertness & Concentration © Facebook, Yudh Abhyas Staying mentally alert is extremely important for any soldier. Often, our soldiers operate for extended hours with little to no sleep. Lack of sleep can decline cognitive functioning which can be a matter of life and death. There are FDA-approved drugs which stimulate the central nervous system safely and effectively. Drug M (name not disclosed for safety reasons) has been shown to successfully help in the treatment of many mental disorders. It belongs to eugeroics ('good arousal'), designed to promote a mental state of vigilance and alertness. One advantage of this drug is that it has much lower potential for abuse due to the fact that it produces a lower sense of euphoria. The U.S. military is quite interested in this drug, for enhancing energy levels of pilots and combat soldiers that need to operate for long periods of time without sleep. Soldiers on drug M have reported maintaining excellent cognitive functioning for up to 40 hours without sleep, and have fewer side effects. “Indian Air Force: The Go-No-Go Pill Test Use of anabolic steroids is rampant in defence forces around the world and it is a well-planned initiative. Imitating such initiatives, the Indian Defence Forces also have been experimenting on their soldiers. For example- the famous 'Go-no-go' pills were tested on pilots while I was serving in the IAF. These are being used by pilots to combat fatigue and heighten alertness during combat. First time it was used in the Exercise LiveWire, says report from Times of India Feb 08 report. Handling highly stressful situations becomes more difficult when sleep-deprivation and fatigue come into play, and can negatively affect decision-making ability. After the adrenaline-rush of the Go Pill, the No-Go Pill is used to offset its effect in order to rest before the next mission. - Akshay Chopra, Ex Indian Air Force Pilot And Fitness Professional” What Is The Future? The worst outcome in a battlefield is death. Everything else (including side effects of the drugs) can be dealt with later once our soldier survives the extremes. There are 1.4 million active soldiers serving in the Indian army; putting all of them on some form of drugs does not make any sense. But the ones involved in special operations and guarding the sensitive areas (LOC in Siachen, Jungles in the Northeast) can definitely benefit from this. So, the question is not whether the Indian defence forces will use performance enhancing substances on the soldiers, because the answer, invariably, would always be no. The question is whether we are ready to raise a crop of front line soldiers who are enhanced beyond their natural genetic capacities? © Facebook, Yudh Abhyas
  22. On one hand where India is busy fighting it out with England at Edgbaston in the five-match Test series, their respective fan clubs too seem to be at loggerheads with each other. Known as 'The Bharat Army' and 'The Barmy Army', the two fan clubs played a cricket match at Richmond Cricket Club in Birmingham, and before we could even think about who won the match, an auto rickshaw came and stole all the limelight away from it. © Reuters The concept of 'drinks break' is nothing new in the world of Cricket. Earlier, we used to see players carrying drinks to the cricketers sweating it out on the pitch. With the advent of technology, vehicles replaced humans to deliver drinks. Talking about vehicles, thanks to 'The Bharat Army' the world saw an auto rickshaw deliver drinks to the players in Birmingham. © Twitter One look at the video and you will feel that you're watching a Gully Cricket match and not a match happened at a Cricket club in England. Honestly, I don't know what's more surprising - an auto rickshaw in England or desi Jugaad ruling at a Birmingham Cricket pitch. #ENGvIND Are you taking taking notes @BCCI ? A new way of delivering 'drinks' for the the players... #BharatArmyRickshaw #BharatArmy #Rickshaw #Cricket #IndianCricket #TeamIndia #LoveCricket #ViratKohli #COTI ð®ð³@imVkohli pic.twitter.com/v8M0nEa5Uw — The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) August 6, 2018 The video was shared by 'The Bharat Army' on their Twitter page, where they even urged BCCI to take notes. They wrote, "Are you taking notes @BCCI ? A new way of delivering 'drinks' for the the players…" 'The Bharat Army' is like an official fan club of the Indian Cricket team in England. In fact, they are reportedly expected to cheer for Team India in the second Test match that will be held at the iconic Lord's Stadium on August 9.
  23. The Kargil War is a historical moment in the landscape of our country. Braving all odds and putting their own lives at stake, our brave soldiers fought for this nation to protect it. Marking the victory and commemorating the army, 26th July is observed as 'Kargil Vijay Diwas' every year. The Indian PM pays homage to the martyrs at the 'Amar Jawan Jyoti' every year on this day. On #KargilVijayDiwas, a grateful nation pays homage to all those who served the nation during Operation Vijay. Our brave soldiers ensured that India remains protected and gave a befitting answer to those who tried to vitiate the atmosphere of peace. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 26, 2018 #WATCH Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa pay tribute at Amar Jawan Jyoti in Delhi on #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/kRdDiUOYlh — ANI (@ANI) July 26, 2018 International sand artist Sudarshan Patnaik created a dedicated sand sculpture for the occasion. #KargilVijayDiwas . We take pride in our brave soldiers #JaiJawan one of My SandArt. pic.twitter.com/946nkkGgF5 — Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) July 26, 2018 Twitter is abuzz with heart-warming messages pouring in from all the corners of the nation. Today we go to our office and come back, today our children go to school and come back, today we are doing whatever we wish to do in this country only because certain number of men and women are standing guard. #KargilVijayDiwas @adgpi @BSF_India pic.twitter.com/4HKiSVakA3 — Sadhguru (@SadhguruJV) July 26, 2018 Freedom is NOT for Free... Price of our Freedom is beyond our imagination and our brothers paid for us ! Beneath this land,527 of our brothers are resting after giving their EVERYTHING for our motherland.@adgpi Long Live The Glory of Our MartyrsðªðºJai Hind #KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/YjNCkR5mt9 — Maj Surendra Poonia (@MajorPoonia) July 26, 2018 Our victory is never forgotten but above all, our martyrs who laid down their own lives so that we could sleep in peace will continue to inspire us to fight for the nation. On this day, we salute the supreme sacrifice of our soldiers who fought valiantly & laid down their lives in 1999 during the Kargil war. We citizens will always be proud of their courage, heroism and service to the nation.#KargilVijayDiwas pic.twitter.com/PnQx2thQZA — DK Shivakumar (@DKShivakumar) July 26, 2018 On #KargilVijayDiwas I salute my heroes - our soldiers for their commitment towards the security of our country. For their sacrifices. I also salute the selfless parents who send their beloved children on our borders to protect us. Jai Hind. Bharat Mata Ki Jai.ðð®ð³ @adgpi pic.twitter.com/JkDYH2UeGI — Anupam Kher (@AnupamPKher) July 26, 2018 On #KargilVijayDiwas, a humble homage to all soldiers who did not shy away from even making the supreme sacrifice for the nation. The saga of Kargil is one of valor, overcoming impossible odds & epitomizing "Service Before Self" in the finest traditions of Indian Army Jai Hind! pic.twitter.com/rSgYkMSpqH — Rajyavardhan Rathore (@Ra_THORe) July 26, 2018 It takes more than just courage to do what our men in uniform do for us every day. No amount of gratitude is enough for this.
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