Thursday, July 15, 2010

Age is just a number

I bumped into my father's friend and colleague, Lt Col (Retd) Sohan Roy, ex-Kumaon Regiment, in Ladakh in Jun this year. He had come from Jorhat in Assam, to ride a Royal Enfield Classic and ride from Delhi to Rezang La and back, via Srinagar (not an easy task).

Rezang La is the site of the famous last stand of the Ahirs of 'Charlie' Company of the 13 Kumaon during the Sino-Indian War in 1962. C Company was led by Major Shaitan Singh, who posthumously won a Param Vir Chakra for his actions.

This post pays obeisance to two things.

One, the spirit of adventure and a fantastic never-say-die attitude by Col Roy who is 62 years old. He epitomizes the Kumaonis of Rezang La.

Two, the legendary Battle of Rezang La.

Please click on the links for the entire story of the place, the bike and the battle.


  1. Just tagged you, looking forward to your perspective :))

  2. Hi restless souldier!! now i know why souldier. shall come back again. am following u.

    so u r a second generation fauji? right?

  3. Age is but a state of mind, as long as you don't mind it, it doesn't matter.

  4. Purba and ARMWASH (wow - what an acronym for A Restless Mind With A Sensitive Heart),

    Purba - Just finished posting my gender bender moments.Do comment.

    ARMWASH. Yes,I am a 2nd gen fauji. You from a fauji background? BTW - have FOLLOWED you too.
    Incidentally am aquarian from Delhi too!

    Purba - true about the age part.

  5. hey restless souldier!! stop that armwash thing! eeekssss! call me "Restless" this is the name i am known mostly. but i never thought about the acronym! thanks for telling that!!

    thanks for following me. hmm aquarian? Aquarians are restless kind of ppl! nice to meet u.

  6. Hi Restless,

    keep the comments coming...

    nice to meet you too.