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My father, Col Vikram Ku­mar Jaitly, who passed away about three weeks ago, was one of the bravest of­fi­cers of the In­dian Army In­fantry di­vi­sion. Known as Tiger, he served the Maneaters of 17 Ku­maon and com­manded the in­fantry bat­tal­ion of the Maneaters of 16 Ku­maon. He was awarded the Sena Medal. He has in­cul­cated in us: “Yaad ra­hey… naam, na­mak, aur nishaan.” Dur­ing Kargil, most of the men from my fam­ily were de­ployed in the val­ley. This day is sig­nif­i­cant for all In­di­ans, to cel­e­brate he­roes whom no­body knows.

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