Indian Army is the world’s third largest Army in the world, with 1,325,000 active personnels. The life of a Soldier or An Officer in the Indian Army is not easy or comfortable as we think. Every single day is like a battleground to them, where they have to give up on everything and achieve the Goal of Success. Every state of India is in danger but, until our security forces are awake at the border we get peaceful sleep. There is a saying by the Indian Army, “SLEEP PEACEFULLY AT HOMES, INDIAN ARMY ARE GUARDING THE FRONTIERS,” and the saying is right. Due to the Indian Armed Forces we can sleep peacefully, we can eat our meal, we can enjoy our festivals. Thinking about our life without them would be a huge mistake. We have to always remember that they are not guarding the frontiers because they want to, or for the money they get paid, or just because they hate the enemy; they are awake and guarding day and night because they have love towards India, and towards the people of India. As per Recent views Kashmir is the most Dangerous and Disturbed areas of India, where the people there want an Independent government and whenever the e Security Forces enter the area they start pelting stones at them, they start throwing Tear gas and many more harmful weapons.
The security forces try to defend themselves but not always they can, so they resort to shooting of Pellet guns which are considered as Non-lethal weapon. In the involvement of fight between security forces and civilians in the Kashmir region both, Soldiers of security forces and Civilians have lost their life. The situation at Kashmir is not good as compared to previous years. The bad time of a Soldier or Officer is when he is posted at Siachen Glacier; Siachen Glacier also called as The World’s Highest Battlefield is one of the deadliest battlefield of the world. Soldiers are put into position up to a height of 22,000 feet. Every Indian Soldier has to spend three months of his job at Siachen. Before going to Siachen the soldiers write their last letters to their families because, they themselves don’t know whether they are going to return back alive or not. Life at Siachen is not as easy as we just think, even if we touch any steel with bare hands we can get deadly frostbite.
From 1994-2016, 9,720 security forces personnels and 24,669 civilians were killed. The security forces does not want to take action or step of killing or shooting the civilians but, the situation gets worse day by day. Kashmir is the only area now which is in danger and it should be protected. The people throw stones to the security forces, but later the people want the security forces only to rescue them from any calamities. People won’t understand the importance of security forces in the day to day life until just for even one day they don’t guard the borders. There is a saying “When going gets tough, the tough gets going.” There are lot many things we can learn from the Indian Defence Force, we have to follow that in our day to day life. Once a soldier’s wife had asked When will you come back? So he replied “Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolour, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure.” - Capt. Vikram Batra.
Respect Indian Armed Forces. Jai Hind.