Respecting the Brave — Sam Manekshaw

I was apalled on reading this news snippet on the Times of India (http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Lone_minister_represents_govt_at_Manekshaws_funeral/articleshow/3173797.cms)

How sad is this situation that a Warrior of the stature of Field Marshal [[Sam Manekshaw ]] was sent off on his final farewell without appropriate representation by the Indian Leadership (including the Supreme Commander in Chief of the Indian Armed Forces, the Indian President).

{xtypo_quote_right} I genuinely doubt whether this would have been the case had Prof. Abdul Kalam been the Indian President{/xtypo_quote_right}

I genuinely doubt whether this would have been the case had Prof. [[Abdul Kalam]] been the Indian President. I have absolutely nothing against Mrs. Patil, but this was one of the few things she had to do as part of her formal duties.

I mean, there have been only two titles of [[Field Marshal]] awarded since India's Independence (Gen Cariappa was the other recipient). Doesn't that at least elicit the presence of the current C-i-C of the Indian Military?

Disgusting!

 

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