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Sunday, October 20, 2002

(lifted from a post by IndianMuslim on

Hindi-Chini Bahi-Bhai

On 20 Oct 1962, ( 40 years to date ), the chinese launched an attack on Riznag La pass in NEFA, wiping out the Indian battalion posted there , fighting to the last man and the last round.
At Rizang La, a small white pillar marking the fallen soldiers reads

For how can men die better,
Than facing fearful odds,
For the ashes of their forefathers
And the temples of their gods ?

So who will join me shedding a tear over the fallen soldiers ?