Grit to Glory: Raising the 13 Armoured reflects the tradition, culture and professionalism of our Armed Forces, which the regiment imbibed during the period of its raising.
The muteness of a graveyard now enveloped the battlefield, broken now and then by a salvo fired by the guns to remind us that war was still on.
Thus, 13 Armoured Regiment became the first armoured regiment to be raised after 13 years with a unique class composition of SIC, Sikhs and Rajputs.
Soldiering is not a world cup match where you shake hands or tear shirts. The soldier returns from the battlefield to his home and hearth, unhonoured and unsung, to start again at the beginning, without breathing a word about his loss.
My experience of war and reading of military history had taught me that in the Army what the general proposes, fate disposes.