'When the going gets tough, the tough get going', they say, underscoring the essence of that very saying, here is a story of Dr. Mohammed Latif who has stood strong in the most sensitive areas, even dodged bullets and fought the threat.
As India celebrates the 70th Republic Day at Rajpath, Republic TV honored the unsung heroes in a special broadcast titled 'Proud to be Indian' as Dr. Mohammad Latif shared his heroic story.
In the 21 years of his service with the CRPF- Dr. Mohammad Latif, the 52-year-old soldier along with his stethoscope moved from critical areas of Jammu & Kashmir to Naxal invested Chhattisgarh and Assam, to save the lives of those, who shield our borders and protect us. Dr. Mohammed Latif served as the CRPF doctor who saved lives in Bastar and was a part of the LED casualty evacuation team.
He shared an incident of heavy firing in Chhattisgarh between the defence forces and Naxals.
"I was posted five times in Amarnath Yatra duty, in Baltal as well as Pahalgam. I was also there on March 1, 2000, when there was huge firing, I was there. I gained experience in the incidence that took place in Chhattisgarh where our jawans were fighting with the Naxals and five of them were seriously injured. There was heavy firing, I was there inside too, so how I escaped the bullet because I was treating my patient. But we put in all our efforts," said the serviceman, sharing his tale of inspirational courage.
You can catch the full story of Nadia Nighat in the special broadcast of 'Proud to be Indian' on Republic TV on Saturday