A tribute to India’s Most Fearless Bravehearts

Asha Bajaj
5 min readFeb 6, 2023
Indian Bravehearts. Image credit: Yogesh Tyagi

IBNS: It was an evening dedicated to valour and sacrifice of those who showed exemplary courage in the face of death while fighting for their Motherland. Purnima Sharma reports the launch of ‘India’s Most Fearless 3 — New Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice’ at an event that brought together three services chiefs of India

‘The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier (and his family) who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war” — American general, Douglas MacArthur.

Starting with a quote by the celebrated American general, India’s Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari set the tone for an emotionally charged patriotic evening this winter in the national capital at the launch of ‘India’s Most Fearless 3 — New Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice’. The book is an ode to the valour and supreme sacrifices of the men in uniform.

Braving not just the cold winter evening of New Delhi, but also a huge traffic jam around New Delhi’s Connaught Place area, personnel from the Armed Forces, their families, veteran officers, and the Capital’s literati gathered at IGNCA (Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts) recently for the launch of ‘India’s Most Fearless 3 — New Military Stories of Unimaginable Courage and Sacrifice’.

Written by Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh, and published by Penguin, the book is a tribute to the valor and sacrifice of the Indian soldiers. It also includes an exclusive first-hand account of the 2020 Galwan clash.

The book was released by the Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pandey, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Radhakrishnan Hari Kumar and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari in the presence of IGNCA’s Pratap Anand Jha, Ehsas Woman of Delhi Nilima Adhar Dalmia, the editor of the book Milie Ashwarya, and Anindita Chatterjee, executive trustee of the Prabha Khaitan Foundation.

Says Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari: “I compliment the authors for a fascinating narration of well-researched and documented stories.”

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Asha Bajaj

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