Friday, 12 June 2015
But the true recognition of the service to the Nation in the face of overwhelming odds, the Battle Honours appeared to suffer the same decision difficulty as the OROP with the file doing the maze of bureaucracy, though there were no financial implications.
Army battalions/Brigades were given Battle/Theatre honours of Batalik, Dras, Tololing, Tiger Hill, Dah, Mushkoh etc – a year after the BJP-NDA Govt was voted out but six years after the Kargil War ended.
And who will claim the Battle Honours – the Govt, the MoD, the MoF, the CGDA or the panoply of ESM organisations/movements /associations?
Or will history repeat itself as a tragedy with more ESM and widows dying in the hope of acche din of OROP?"