24 Nov ESPRIT-DE-CORPS
In another blog I mentioned the peculiarity of this esprit de corps I experienced at the NDA particularly Foxtrot Squadron.
Today it was so different. In the last 2 days, I attended the wedding ceremony of a very dear
friend’s daughter. The friend, now a very senior army officer belongs to 2 BIHAR – the the battalion in which I was commissioned in 1970. I met Ashu on a course. He had joined the battalion soon after I had left. We became very good friends. We met each other often and kept in touch through letters and all. Today, about 37 years after i first met him in Faizabad, I found the 2 BIHAR bond had been getting stronger and stronger.
In the wedding there were, if my counting is not too bad, about 12-15 officers. A few belonged to my era but majority of them had joined many many years later. I have been visiting 2 BIHAR often, yet I met many officers and ladies for the first time. was it really the firts time ?/ yes, physically, factually, but not mentally. we seemed to know each other so well – just because of the fact that we belonged to 2 BIHAR now code named ADWITYA. All of us probably had a feeling which is esprit-de-corps, but can that be described ?? Can that be understood by those who are not fortunate to experience such bonding? I wonder !!
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