Retired Major General GD Bakshi on Tuesday during The Debate with Republic TV Editor-In-Chief Arnab Goswami had a befitting reply to those who had insensitively commented "How's the Jaish?" after the Pulwama terror attack which took the lives of 40 CRPF soldiers.
Evoking the triumphant spirit of martyr Captain Vikram Batra's famous line "Yeh Dil Maange More", Retired Major General GD Bakshi asked for an encore from the IAF teams which carried out the successful strike against terror camps based across Line of Control killing approximately 245 foot soldiers and terrorists.
"When 40 CRPF soldiers were martyred they were making fun of us saying 'How's the Jaish?' do you remember? I would like to remind you of Captain Vikram Batra when he said 'Yeh Dil Maange More'. Today we tell out Air Force - 'Yeh Dil Maange More' boys, give it to them," he said.
"Yeh Dil Maange More" was what Captain Vikram Batra had reportedly told his commander after his regiment 13 J&K Rifles won a decisive victory during a battle to recapture Point 5140 during the Kargil war. Unfortunately, Captain Batra lost his life during his next operation when he went to rescue his a junior officer who had injured his legs in an explosion.
His words "Yeh Dil Maange More" have been immortalised since the Kargil war which India won against Pakistan.
Retired Major General GD Bakshi recalled these words egging on IAF to continue their decisive action against Pakistan and the soldiers from the Force to keep up the good work.
In the early hours of February 26, Indian Air Force carried out a strike across Line of Control attacking terror camps belonging to Jaish-e-Mohammed, Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen which killed approximately 245 terrorists and foot soldiers.