My ink has dried but my tears haven’t!
As the Nation bids adieu to Maj Amit Deswal, a few words run through my mind: Salutes, Pride, Patriotism and also tears, a heavy heart and a BIG loss to the family.
There will be plenty to replace Maj Amit in the Indian Army but no one can replace him for his grieving father, mother, wife, a three year old son or those friends who were brother-in-arms.
The combing operation is over. The heads might be high but hearts are heavy with the loss. An unbearable loss. A body wrapped in tri colour, a 21 gun salute. The entire nation mourning him. A soldier can’t meet death in a better way.
That’s what he is meant to do right? Die for the nation? He is only meant to protect, but if he does get martyred in the process it’s the Nation’s responsibility that his widowed wife doesn’t have to run pillar to post for her legitimate rights. And it is the nation’s responsibility that his child is taken care of better than if Maj Amit were alive, would’ve done for him. And it is the nation’s responsibility that his aged parents are treated with the utmost respect and dignity. After all losing a son for a flag and our peace is quite a bargain. Only the brave can do it.
This might be the nth time I’m writing about a martyred soldier. My ink has dried but my tears haven’t. Another good soul goes. But the soul has truly gone up. For you and for me!
Maj Amit Amar Rahe!
7 Comments on “My ink has dried but my tears haven’t! ”
VK AHLUWALIA veteranApril 17, 2016 at 9:31 am
Who cares? That’s our destiny. Wonder WOH SUBAH KAB AYEGI. ????
SonyaApril 17, 2016 at 11:20 am
Amit amar rahe.????
RajneeshApril 17, 2016 at 12:15 pm
You have echoed the sentiments of all nation loving citizens of this country in beautifully crafted words.
Salma shafeeqApril 17, 2016 at 1:02 pm
Rip Brave Heart.May God’s blessings be upon his family.A loss so irreplaceable A life to be lived with out their loved one.A life gone many lives altered forever.
Rajesh BhardwajApril 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm
Our son Major Ankit Bhardwaj of 10 JAKLI was killed ( murdered? ) at Moltuk( Chandel district Manipur) on 15/07/2008. The army doctor before COI stated on oath that four bullets hit him but the post Mortam report stated that nine bullets hit him( including the fatal bullet through heart) . I brought this to notice of then Defence Minister Shri AK Antony, then Army Chief Gen Kapoor( to whom I gave a CD also ) and was promised a fair enquiry . But to our horror behind our back and without any narco test on “accused” and inspite of assurances the General Court Martial (GCM) was completed and till today the reports have not been shared with the parents. Even COI report has not been sent to us. Only some statements recorded during COI ware sent without covering letter and post mortem report given which revealed the discrepancy in number of bullets which hit Major Ankit Bhardwaj . Does it not call for a better and fuller probe perhaps by CBI and narco tests to know who was behind the ” murder” and why. I have sought time with present Defence Minister by sending email to Defence Secretary and I am awaiting response. Already 7 years have passed and I hope some worthwhile enquiry/ re-examination is ordered so that there can be closure from our end and we can rest in peace that justice has been done by the Army. Time weighs heavy on us and we can not rest till justice is done. ” times have changed.!!!”
Devaru BhatApril 17, 2016 at 4:02 pm
Instead of spending huge money on ex-presidents, primeminksters etc soldiers who sacrifice their life to protect us should given vip treatments as thejr family is out social responsibility.
DevApril 20, 2016 at 3:49 am
You have such great talent and genius mind with golden heart to see understand and analyse issues which are very critical to all human beings .