Gentlemen, I have arrived and there will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued – During 1962 War, when he was sent to North East Frontier Agency (NEFA) to command retreating Indian forces against the Chinese force.
You received three at this age; when I was of your age, I received nine bullets and look- today, I am the Commander in Chief of the Indian Army. – During the 1971 Indo-Pakistan War when he met an injured soldier in army hospital with three bullet wounds.
If death strikes before I prove my blood, I swear I’ll kill Death – Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC 1/11 Gurkha Rifles
Yeh Dil Maange More – Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC (posthumous)
Either I will come back after hoisting the Tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure. – Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC (posthumous)
Some goals are so worthy, it’s glorious even to fail. – Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC 1/11 Gurkha Rifles
The enemies are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round. – Major Somnath Sharma
There will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued. – Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw as Core Commander in 1962
I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defense of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter. – Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw
If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha. – Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw