Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Ashok Chakra

See this set of pics and descriptions of the Ashok Chakra (the highest peace time gallantry award).

The one thought that crossed my mind as I read through it was that almost every single of one of the officers would have been alive had it not been for better equipment (intelligence, potentially training).

Many of them are almost "lambs to the slaughter". No doubt they are brave, they fought with they had in the circumstances, but did they really have to die in this process? I am sure with better equipment, these brave cops/armymen could have come out alive and got some more terrorists?

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