Ahard Life

India Today - - MAIL -

IN­DIA TO­DAY has done well in giv­ing its read­ers a very dis­turb­ing insight into the un­told mis­ery and hard­ship that the young sol­diers guard­ing the LoC have to en­counter on a daily ba­sis (“In the Line of Fire”, Oc­to­ber 14). Thanks to the many provoca­tive in­cur­sions and in­fil­tra­tions from Pak­istan along the LoC in Kash­mir, ac­claimed as the par­adise on earth, life has be­come hellish for th­ese sol­diers who have to stretch their en­durance lev­els by stay­ing away from their homes for months, risk their lives in in­hos­pitable ter­rains and live in in­hu­man con­di­tions. The Gov­ern­ment must pro­vide bet­ter fa­cil­i­ties for them. But with the num­ber of in­cur­sions in­creas­ing, there seems to be lit­tle respite for our sol­diers. N. VI­JA­YARAGHA­VAN., via email

VIRENDRA T., via email Our sol­diers live a truly tough life in the LoC. Apart from a dif­fi­cult ter­rain, in­clement weather poses a huge chal­lenge. Pak­istani troops keep push­ing ter­ror­ists into our ter­ri­tory and our army­men have to be pre­pared to counter ter­ror­ist at­tacks. They have a huge re­spon­si­bil­ity and work un­der most dif­fi­cult sit­u­a­tions. The best emol­u­ment and fa­cil­i­ties should be pro­vided to our men of de­fence.

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