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Missing in Action: the unfinished stories of India's lost soldiers

This intensely researched book opens up a crucial and uncomfortable chapter of military, political and diplomatic history that few care to visit

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Indian Army | Pakistan army | Defence ministry

Veenu Sandhu 

Army
A table for one, laid out in memory of the missing soldier at NDA every day.

At the entrance to the cadets’ mess at the National Defence Academy in Khadakwasla, Pune, a table for one is set meticulously for every meal. The chair is tilted forward. The candle on the table is unlit. On the bread plate is a slice of lemon, a reminder of the bitterness of fate. There is salt on the plate, symbolising tears. The glass is inverted.

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First Published: Fri, March 20 2020. 21:06 IST
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