This article i am posting has been written by Major General Mrinal Suman, AVSM, VSM, PhD, commanded an Engineer Regiment on the Siachen Glacier, the most hostile battlefield in the world. A highly qualified officer (B Tech, MA (Public Administration), MSc (Defence Studies) and a Doctorate in Public Administration) he was also the Task Force Commander at Pokhran and was responsible for designing and sinking shafts for the nuclear tests of May 1998. India as a nation has collective amnesia we tend to remember our soldiers only when we are in the midst of conflict,even though as a nation we have immense respect for the jawan . i have never seen anybody who did not look upon an armyman without a sense of brotherly love and respect. This is a beautiful article one of the best i have ever read.