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The Story Of 21-YO War Hero, Late Arun Khetarpal, Who Single-Handedly Destroyed 7 Pak Tanks In 1971 War
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsBollywood has been churning out some quality biopics and historical drama films. Be it Vicky Kaushal's 'Uri' or more recently, Akshay Kumar's 'Kesari', these kind of films based on true events and facts are a hit amongst Indian audience for obvious reasons. © Hounourpoint Not only do such films make us more aware, but they also instill a sense of patriotism and belongingness from time-to-time. It seems like another such biopic is in the pipeline and this one shall be based on the life of a 21-year-old Indian Army daredevil who single-handedly destroyed seven Pakistani tanks during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. © Alchetron The brave martyr's name is 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, and he is the reason why India won the war against Pakistan in 1971. However, before we tell you more about the biopic on Arun Khetarpal, let us tell you who he was and what he did for India's victory. The Crowning Glory Of Battle of Basantar Daredevil in the truest sense of the word, 2nd Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal, was part of the Poona Horse regiment, and was posthumously awarded the Param Vir Chakra for his unrivalled bravery and sacrifice for the nation in the Battle of Basantar which was during the 1971 Indo-Pak War. © Hounourpoint A courageous youngman of 21-years-old, Khetarpal had just joined the Indian Army as a 2nd Lieutenant when he was called on duty to the war front in 1971. Born in Pune on 14th October 1950, he came from an army background. His grandfather had served in the British Indian army during World War I while Arun's father, Brigadier M.L. Khetarpal, served in Indian Army's Engineering Corps until his retirement. 1971 Indo-Pak War When war was finally declared between India and Pakistan in 1971, Arun's regiment was given the task to set up a bridgehead across the Basantar river. Close to Sialkot, the territory was of strategic importance for both sides. During the course of the war Indian troops reported alarming artillery onslaught from the Pakistani side and requested for tank support. Thus on December 16th, two Poona Horse tank troops (of which, one was under the command of 2nd Lt Arun Khetarpal) were moved towards Jarpal in Pakistan. © Lazydesiauthor Enroute the Basantar river crossing, they were attacked by Pakistani tanks. The Indian side retaliated effectively. However, during the battle, the other Poona Horse tank came under attack and the commander was killed. That left Khetarpal alone to fight off the Pakistani tanks. 2nd Lt Khetarpal Changes The Course Of History Undeterred, Khetarpal led a strong counter-attack, that would eventually lead to his martyrdom and also give India the final push towards victory. Aboard a Famagusta JX 202, Khetarpal single-handedly destroyed five enemy tanks before getting hit by a shell. © Wikipedia A gravely injured Khetarpal was asked to withdraw at this point, but the 2nd Lieutenant refused to give up. He had told his commanding officer “No Sir, I will not abandon my tank. My gun is still working and I will get these bastards!” Until his dying breath, Khetarpal managed to destroy a total of seven Pakistani tanks. This gave the Indian troops a much needed upper hand that not only led to an eventual victory for the Indian side, but was also the beginning of the end of war. Biopic On Param Vir Chakra Khetarpal © India today/Wikipedia As per latest reports, it is being said that filmmaker Sriram Raghavan shall be directing the biopic on Khetarpal, which has been titled 'Ekkis'. It is also being said that the makers have approached Varun Dhawan to play the role of Khetarpal in the movie.
Ronaldo Single-Handedly Broke Atletico Madrid With Hat-Trick & Showed Us Why He's Still An Elite
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsOne can only look for so many arguments to debate how the Portuguese megastar Cristiano Ronaldo is not the greatest footballer of this generation and most certainly one of the top elites in the history of the game. But when he does something as massive and impressive as this, the haters must dig deep into their 'bag of excuses' to bring down the man's brilliance and still won't be able to come out with a solid case. The UEFA Champions League Round of 16 saw what was probably the best individual performance this season when Ronaldo scored a brilliant and a very crucial hat-trick in order to surpass Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid and take his Juventus to the UCL quarter finals. It's all over! A @Cristiano hat-trick against Atlético Madrid sends Juventus through to the #UCL quarterfinals. https://t.co/h8fnqHE1ZG — Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) March 12, 2019 While two absolutely stunning headers brought Juve to a 2-0 lead in the game, it was the penalty kick which followed left-winger Federico Bernardeschi being clumsily pushed from behind by Atletico substitute Angel Correa that propelled the Italian club by a goal on aggregate making them win the rivalry 3-2 overall. first goal by ronaldo pic.twitter.com/q2sUjbOCFw — Khoirul Umam (@AmbonezYowmann) March 12, 2019 Ronaldo's 123rd Goal in the Champions league to bring back Juve in the tie. Most clutch player of all time.pic.twitter.com/500mFD9UZz — Hamza (@Ronaldoversesx) March 12, 2019 A beauty of a shot placed well into the bottom right corner of the net while Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak dived to the left, preceded the iconic 'Ronaldo' celebration with his teammates running behind in pursuit to celebrate the achievement with the star. Cristiano Ronaldo ice-cold Hattrick Penalty Goal to turn the deficit over Atletico Madrid. Greatest of all time. Ice in his veins.pic.twitter.com/6rXrW5b1VM — Hamza (@Ronaldoversesx) March 12, 2019 "The risk was to play a hysterical match, the comeback was there to be had, and we had 95 minutes to do it,” said Juventus' manager Massimiliano Allegri after the match. “The players played with brilliance and intelligence… [Ronaldo] was good and the rest of the players were also good.” Ronaldo's heroic hat-trick got his fans yet another reason to celebrate their love and passion for football and that for the player himself as they showered the man with gratitude online: i'm convinced ronaldo invented soccer at this pointððð pic.twitter.com/ekBo31DK0n — nick foles fan acc (@Mauger32) March 13, 2019 Ronaldo in the tunnel before the game pic.twitter.com/Ufxh01DFAe — ð° (@Reece43671363) March 13, 2019 ALL OF THE CRISTIANO RONALDO HATERSðððððððð pic.twitter.com/fxbAFx0mHT — peppers.11â½ï¸ð²ð½ (@wichoo98) March 13, 2019 Cristiano Ronaldo fans right now ðð pic.twitter.com/W2WM8LYbow — Fine_wine ð· (@LuwizDarko) March 13, 2019 Even Arsenal midfielder and Ronaldo's former teammate from his Real Madrid days, Mesut Ozil congratulated him on the show the Portuguese put on today: Amazing @Cristiano show ð¥ð #UCL — Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) March 12, 2019
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsWhen the sun rose on 17th November 1962, it was a new day full of opportunities and newer possibilities for every person. The early winter morning didn't betray the hidden chain of events that were to unravel as the day progressed. 21-year-old Jaswant Singh Rawat, of the famed Garhwal Rifles Regiment, was deployed in the NEFA region on this fateful day along with his unit - 4 Garhwal Rifles. The Indo-China war in the northeastern region of Nuranang (present-day Arunachal Pradesh) was soon to face the fourth assault from the Chinese Army, the final one after its two previous attacks were neutralised by his battalion. An attack that would turn this young braveheart into a legend. © YouTube Born on 19th August 1941 to Guman Singh Rawat in Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, Jaswant joined the Indian Army on 19th August 1960, aged 19 years, as a Rifleman. On 17th November 1962, when the troops of Garhwal Rifles were ordered to retreat from the Battle of Nuranang, Jaswant refused to budge and desert his post. It was the last phase of the war, which had otherwise fared poorly for the Indian Army, as the Indian troops began to fray from a shortage of manpower and ammunition. So when the Chinese attacked that morning from the Sela top, they did not expect to encounter the daredevilry and rare courage of a young Indian soldier to come in their way and destroy their bigger plans. © YouTube The attack, which started on the morning on 17th November, went on for the next seventy-two hours. At one point, when the Chinese came to close to his company with an MMG, Jaswant decided to make the ultimate sacrifice and went ahead to neutralise it with Lance Naik Trilok Singh Negi and Rifleman Gopal Singh Gusain. In the events that followed, Jaswant held on to his post alone, fired continuously from different bunkers, and ended up killing almost 300 Chinese soldiers single-handedly, before he was fatally injured by the Chinese. This one selfless act turned the course of the entire battle and helped the Indian troops get an edge. The Indian Army was able to stop the Chinese progress into Arunachal Pradesh. It turned Jaswant into a legend and the locals have event erected a Buddhist temple at the spot. © Wikipedia Not just the locals, but even the Indian Army has kept Jaswant alive amongst them. According to an India Times report, a hut has been constructed on the spot where he was Martyred. The bed placed inside the hut is kept neat and tidy by the Army jawans posted there, while his shoes are regularly polished and letters sent to Jaswant are kept in the hut for Jaswant to read, and taken away the following day. It is also believed that this fourth assault gave rise to the legend of Baba Jaswant Singh who guards the Indian borders in the East. The locals also give a different account of the of the events that unravelled that day. They believe that when Jaswant's company fell back, he remained at his post. Then along with the help of two Monpa porter-girls, he set up weapons at different spots and kept firing at the Chinese troops in rotation, which created an illusion that the Chinese were facing the entire battalion instead of just one soldier. © Rediff/Rajesh Karkera It was only when the Chinese captured the man who supplied Jaswant with ration that they realised the actual situation. Following this revelation, one of the Monpa girls was killed in a grenade attack and the other was captured, while Jaswant killed himself by shooting a bullet to his head to prevent his own capture. No matter which version of the story we wish to believe, there is no denying the show of ultimate courage and sacrifice by him when was faced with a possibility that could cost his country a part of it's being and identity. Jaswant Singh Rawat, who was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra (posthumously), deserves to be remembered as the hero that he is, by one and all.
ADMIN posted a blog entry in FDF Online NewsI still remember my first encounter with Aquaman in the comics back when I was a kid, and I must admit, I did not find anything 'super' about this superhero. via GIPHY That orange costume and blond hair were just not helping. Plus, something about being in water just did not get my motor running, as compared to Flash or Batman, both of whom were my ultimate DC superheroes. Remember that scene from 'The Big Bang Theory' when no one wanted to dress up as Aquaman for Halloween? Well, they had a reason! via GIPHY I never imagined I would be associating Aquaman with the word 'cool', I mean, come on, Atlantean King with a bigass trident? Talks to fish? And that god-awful orange and green outfit was never going to get Arthur Curry on my list. Little did I know I was about to be sucker-punched by Jason Momoa. via GIPHY 'Batman v Superman' and 'Justice League' already introduced us to a badass Arthur Curry, listening to rock music and downing whiskey like water. However, 'Aquaman' took it a notch higher and ensured that DC was about to find its coolest superhero ever. via GIPHY Now, I knew what to expect before I entered the hall. Crazy visuals, a super beefy Arthur Curry, bad fish guys and the usual rigmarole involved in a superhero flick, but I was also wary, because it's DC so there's got to be a heavy dose of angst, and also I had been tripping on Marvel for some time now. Which is why 'Aquaman' hit me so hard, as nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to watch. via GIPHY The multiple trailers had already whetted my appetite, with Momoa having my complete undivided attention (can you blame me?), but what the trailers did not even give a hint about is what makes 'Aquaman' the coolest DC movie ever: Visuals. via GIPHY Believe me, when I say this, the CGI is so damn good that at one point my vertigo and hydrophobia started acting up. Also, since most of the movie is about Atlantis and about being in the ocean, I was ready for some passable effects but James Wan has pulled off such a brilliant job here, that you will have a tough time pulling your jaw back up from the ground. via GIPHY Every single fish, every seaweed to even the details of the very water is so perfect, that it lets you forgive the slight gaping holes in the storyline. I mean, I really wanted to see more of Arthur's childhood and the origin of his powers, but I did not mind it because damn, his training sequences were so spectacular, that I just had to forgive this teeny-tiny flaw. via GIPHY " It was like a kid entering a candy story!" via GIPHY The fights and the action scenes, especially, have been executed brilliantly, ensuring that every single movement looks realistic, which is damn hard considering 90 per cent is happening under water. via GIPHY No power on earth can drag my hydrophobic ass in a submarine and take a tour of the ocean, but 'Aquaman' came real damn close to give an almost similar experience, that's how good the details are. via GIPHY Okay, let's get to the real star of the movie here- Jason Momoa. Man, he is making it so hard for me right now to stay devoted to 'Wonder Woman'. I can't believe I am actually having a mental war over my loyalty to Diana, thanks to the entry of another royalty. via GIPHY But Momoa has done a brilliant job of having just the right amount of angst a DC hero needs, along with liberal doses of pure awesomeness. via GIPHY The natural swagger that he displays as Arthur lets him pull off even the cheesiest of lines, especially when he is with the gorgeous Mera (Amber Heard). via GIPHY Being a superhero means having some heavy-ass lines talking about 'revenge' and 'glory' and in some cases, 'Martha' (please don't murder me in my bed.) But those lines roll off Momoa's tongue without making you cringe at all. via GIPHY Can I say 'Aquaman' is the best DC movie ever? Hmmm, well, no way in hell is Christian Bale moving from my No. 1 spot. But is 'Aquaman' the coolest DC movie ever? I can't see why not. Yes, 'Suicide Squad' had its charms but 'Aquaman' has ticked off on all categories to become DC's new saving grace. via GIPHY Okay. Mild spoilers ahead, so please proceed at your own risk. The ending ensured that 'Aquaman' will have a sequel and that is nothing but good news. Also, people, get ready to see the best on-screen kiss ever. I mean, this is going to the first time in history, where people are going to be focusing on everything else but mostly the kiss. Yea, you'll understand what I'm saying when you see it for yourself. Also, most importantly, there IS a post-credit scene, so please don't walk out like muggles. Please!