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20 Military Quotes that every defence aspirant should know

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20 Military Quotes that every defence aspirant should know

20 Military quotes that will give you goosebumps. We all know that there are many adverse situations in the war where a leader has to necessarily motivate his troops in order to face the situation being calm and courage at the same time. Thus motivating soldiers or comrades is a very important quality that is desired from a leader.

Following are 20 famous Indian Military quotes that you should know.

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“If a man says he’s not afraid of dying, he’s either lying or he’s a Gurkha”.                                                                                        
 -Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw (First Field Marshal)

“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”.                                                                                                                                                                   -Maj. Somnath Sharma PVC (Battle of Badgam, 3rd November 1947)

“No sir, I will not abandon my tank, My gun is still working and I will get these bastards”.
-2nd Lt. Arun Khetrapal PVC(Battle of Basantar, 16th December 1971)

“If death strikes me before I prove my blood, I swear I will kill death”.
-Capt. Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC (Operation Vijay 1999)

“Some goals are so worthy its glorious even to fail”.
-Capt. Manoj Kumar Pandey PVC (Operation Vijay 1999)

“Yeh Dil Mangey More”.
-Capt. Vikram Batra PVC (Operation Vijay 1999)

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“Either I will come back hoisting the tricolor or come back wrapped on it, but I will be back for sure”.
-Capt. Vikram Batra PVC (Operation Vijay 1999)

“We fight to win and win with a knockout, because there is no runner up in wars”.
-General J.J. Singh

“Make your role so worthy in life that people applaud you even after the curtain falls.”
-Col. M.N. Rai AC (Operation at Tral, 2015)

“You have never lived until you have almost died, and for those who choose to fight, life has a special flavor. The protected will never know”.
-Capt. R Subramnium KC (Counter Insurgency,2000)

“I won’t die in an accident or die of any disease. I will go down in glory”.
-Maj. Sudhir Kumar Walia AC (J&K, 1999)

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“We live by chance, we love by choice, and we kill by profession”.
-Officers’ Training Academy Chennai

“When you go home tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow, we gave our today”.
-Kargil War Memorial

“The Safety, honor and welfare of the country comes first, always and every time. The honor, welfare and comfort of the men you command comes next. Your own ease comfort and safety comes at last, always and every time”.
-Indian Military Academy Credo

“Soul is immortal. It can neither be pierced nor can it be burnt. Neither can it be dampened by water nor could be blown by air”.
-IMA War Memorial

“How can a man die better, than facing fearful odds. For the ashes of his fathers, for the temple of his gods”.
-Rezang La War Memorial

“Quartered in snow, silent to remain when the bugle calls, they shall rise and march again”.
-Siachen Base Camp

“May the god show mercy on our enemies because we won’t”.

“A big guy with a little knife and frown isn’t as scary as a little guy with a big knife and a smile”.

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it”.

  • These military quotes simply shows that how confident, brave and optimistic the personnel’s above were even in the face of war. It shows their extraordinary leadership, be it leading to the front or going from post to post to boost the morale of their troops.



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