Major General Gagandeep Bakshi
On Arnab’s debate today I suddenly realised the difference between us soldiers and others. it suddenly hit me.it hurt me deeply to see what we have become. We have problems now with flying our national Flag. I learnt with the greatest shock that so far the national flag has not been flying in our Universities? Why pray? Are they UN enclaves in Free India beyond the pale of our sovereignty? Are we required to sing the Communist Internationale there instead of our National anthem?
Are the universities paid for by our taxes required to celebrate every Afzal Guru, every Maoist, celebrate every 76 brave CRPF boys who get killed by the Maoists? celebrate every single soldier who gets killed in J&K? The problem is the sophisticated debate that these bastions of Leftist liberals have created. Every Patriot is lumpen. the smart set, the real cool intellectuals support Afzal Guru.
For that is the fastest way to a Noble peace Prize or even a Magasaya Award (Get rich quick guys- who care for that land called India). Only soldiers like us are stupid enough to become EXTREME NATIONALISTS. Only soldiers make that extreme sacrifice !! and all along we were told it was the SUPREME sacrifice.
The Flag my friend is NOT a piece of tattered silk to us soldiers. It is the SYMBOL of who we are. it is for this piece of tattered silk that we have to Fight and DIE- we have NO choice. You DO! that’s the difference
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