R.I.P: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (April 3, 1914- June 27, 2008 ) who engineered one of India’s greatest victories on the battlefield in a thousand and half years during the 1971 war is no more.He passed away at the military hospital at Wellington in the early hours of June 27, 2008 after battling an acute illness. He was 94.


His other greatest moment was when he swiftly took charge of the situation when the morale of the country had taken a drastic beating with the defeat of its forces at the hands of the Chinese in NEFA in 1962 and when everyone expected the fall of Assam to the Chinese PLA any moment.

His response “There will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued” energised the Armed forces and the nation to stand tall against a deceitful enemy. The stuff that legends are made of.



Filed under India, Indian Military, National Security

3 responses to “R.I.P: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

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  2. Agha

    No doubt that F.M.Shaw as the head of indian army won the battle in 1971.in east pakistan(now bangladesh),but in my view he become vactrious due to inner conflicts of the pakistani leadership,and also by not honouring the verdict of the majority people

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