Soldiers often go to battle on their own two feet, but come back wounded or disabled on one or one and a half. Is it enough for the Government to pin a medal on their chest and say -- well done? The soldiers knew that they might get wounded, disabled or killed in the war but still answered the call of duty. Isn’t that enough reason for the government to look after the interests of those who voluntarily sacrifice their limbs and vital organs on the battlefield?
Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi
Lt Gen Vijay Oberoi, PVSM, AVSM, VSM is a former Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) of the Indian Army.
He is also President of the War Wounded Foundation.