The narration of the video was done by Major Akhil Pratap
The narration of the video was done by Major Akhil Pratap|Representational image
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'Not bats, but Batman': Indian Army's tribute to Bihar Regiment

A recent tweet by Army’s Northern Command saluting the valour of Bihar Regiment takes Twitter by storm with its unusual jibe at the opposition

Amlan Jyoti Das

Amlan Jyoti Das

Guwahati: Days after the violent Galwan valley face-off between the Indian army and Chinese troops which resulted in the death of 20 Indian soldiers and hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted the valour of the Bihar Regiment, a video tweeted by the Army’s Northern Command late on Saturday took Twitter by storm with its unusual jibe at the opposition.

While the 1.57-minute-long clip pays tribute to the soldiers of the Bihar regiment, it also took a dig at China. Captioned, “#IndianArmy #21yearsofKargil. The Saga of #DhruvaWarriors and The Lions of #BiharRegiment. "Born to fight.They are not the bats. They are the Batman." "After every #Monday, there will be a #Tuesday. Bajrang Bali Ki Jai" @adgpi @MajorAkhill #NationFirst,” the powerful narration of Major Akhil Pratap sends chills down the spine by instilling a sense of pride.

It begins with the Major asking everyone to lend their ears while talking about how 21 years ago in this very month the Bihar Regiment gave a “bloody nose” to the Kargil intruders.

“…They were on heights too and were they prepared. They went with guts and came back with glory,” narrates Pratap in the video. He even adds that it’s not the size of the dog in a fight that matters but size of the fight in the dog that does.

He further adds, “Fine, some days, you get the bear and other days the bear gets you. But it’s Monday buddy, there will be a Tuesday.”

Although the video does not talk about the recent altercation that cost India the lives of 20 soldiers, it pays tribute in pictures to Colonel Santosh Babu, the commanding officer of 16 Bihar Regiment who was among the 20 killed in the face-off. The video then ends with Major Pratap saying “Bajrang Bali Ki Jai,” which is also the war cry of the regiment.

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