He is the most celebrated military person after independence.Kind of the myth , the man , the legend of Indian Army
Few of his reactions made him a true legend.
When Indira Gandhi asked about readiness for 1971 war.
When he said something about Gorkha.
When he talked about politicians. Particularly about defence ministry.
When sent to command retreating indian forces in 1962 war.
When Indira asked about military coup which was a rumour.
Took seven bullets. And when doctor asked him what happened.
When a commanding officer in Mizoram betallion avoiding the conflict with a note.He sent a box of bangles and said….
Message to same betallion after it conducted successful operation.
When he explained about the defeat of India if it attacks at East Pakistan untimely.
After sam helping an officer with his luggage. The officer asked him what you do, without recognising him. Then he said….
When he said his views on Shimla agreement to Indira. ( Given back the captured land to Pakistan)
When he was asked about soldiers drinking and smoking.
And finally when he asked what if he had joined Pakistan army in partition….a bit controversial but only son of a gun can say that.
No doubt he was awarded the highest ceremonial rank “field Marshal”
Thank you…..jai hind…..