Army, Air Force ask personnel to abort vacation as India-Pakistan border tension grows
Feb 28, 2019, 9:50 AM IST
Kalaburagi: As tension escalates at the India-Pakistan border, the Indian Army and the Indian Air Force (IAF) have asked their personnel to report to duty as soon as possible. Mahadev Kumbar, a soldier in the Indian Army, who was on a 25-day vacation at his hometown in Kalaburagi, Karnataka, left for work on Wednesday.
Farooq Hussein Kotwal, a serving member of the Indian Air Force, also hails from Kalaburagi. He too has reported back to work in Assam. Farooq has been in the Air Force for the last eleven years.
Similarly, Manjunath, a soldier hailing from Ramanagara, has rushed back to report to duty. He has been serving in the Indian Army for the past three years. He was supposed to return after 10 days, but like others, he too had to forego his vacation for the sake of the country.
The families of the soldiers are indeed sad that they aborted their vacation. But the families, at the same time, are mature enough to grasp the gravity of the issue.