DARK NIGHT OF JUNE 15, 2020 AT LADAKH’S GALWAN VALLEY
14000+ ft height, lack of oxygen, sub-zero temperature, rocky and icy terrain, narrow way. Enemy Chinese troops hit Indian Army soldiers with nailed iron rods, clubbed with barbed wires, some of them fell down in almost frozen Galwan river, profusely bleeding and slowly drowning to death under the chilled river water. How cold, slow & painful death that might have been!23 brave Indian soldiers lost their lives who fought for us, and our motherland valiantly till their last breath.
According to me, it’s a barbarism and cowardly attack by Chinese soldiers on our unarmed warriors. As an Indian, my blood boiled from that day and my heart is crying seeing one by one coffin coming out from Ladakh. If 130 crore Indians start thinking seriously with a strong determination to retaliate about this bloodshed in Galwan Valley, then the spineless Chinese will think twice before repeating such incidents in the future.
So, wake up Indians! Think protecting our sovereignty is not the duty of our Armed forces only and every Indian should raise their voice against this brutality. My heartfelt tribute to those Bravehearts whose supreme sacrifice, passion and devotion for protecting the Indian borders dragged them to death. This is my personal point of view as a fellow Indian, what you will think, that’s completely your choice.
By Ms. Pratyusha Mukherjee, an active Journalist working for BBC and other media outlets, also a special contributor to IBG News & IBG NEWS BANGLA. In her illustrated career she has covered many major events.