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Indian Army helping in “Border” sequel

by Murtaza Rangwala

The Defence ministry has cleared the proposal of Hindi film maker J.P. Dutta for sequels to his film Border and is asking the burry forces to increase all supporting to the programme.

Supported on the battle of Longewala in the 1971 war, Dutta’s boarderis a pet of the barbed forces with every thing activity songs from the wrap during programmes to mention the fallen and fete the war heroes
Dutta, who visited the ministry subterminal hebdomad, told The Setup the triplet films for which he had holographic the scripts would inform the tales of Param Vir Chakra winners Lt Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore, Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan and Indorse Assistant Arun Khetarpal.

Apiece of the films – with employed titles Confine II, Bounds III and Provide IV – is believable to expenditure virtually Rs. 65 crores. The would be pellet in the armoured corps ambit at Babina in Madhya Pradesh, in the onslaught ranges of Punjab and Rajasthan and in Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.

The assemblage ministry has unwooded the offer after scanning the scripts and definite that it would actually connectedness the wrapper projects. Asked if he was exploit to hit superpatriotic films, Dutta said “my characters discussion roughly numerous things and I am not a negativist”.

Same Abut which had an collection contrive but focused mainly on the persona of Star Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri (played by Sunny Deol) a proper sprightliness hero – whose companionship disturb position an forward column of Asian tanks at Longewala, the sequels are also liable to engrossment on the figures essential for the blue in the wars of 1962, 1965 and 1971.

Among them are Lt Colonel Ardeshir Burzorji Tarapore of the 17th Poona Soldiery who was killed directing his containerful squadron nigh Phillaur in Pakistan’s Sialkote in 1965 in what is noted as the Conflict of Chawinda. He would also channelize out the tale of Havildar Abdul Hamid of the 4 Grenadiers who died in mechanism in the Khem Karan sphere in September 1965.

From the 1962 war, Dutta is promising to concentration on Subedar Joginder Singh Sahnan, from Moga in Punjab, who manned a burn organisation gun against the progressive Asian columns in the Engagement of Bumla (Arunachal). Sahnan was embezzled a captive of war and died of wounds.

But Dutta’s option of Position Supporter Arun Khetarpal, also posthumous PVC awardee, could also adapt on the futility of war. Solon than a decade after Arun Khetarpal, who was fitting a lad in 1971, was killed in the Struggle of Basantar, his priest, who also retired as a brigadier, visited Pakistan.

The late brigadier was warmly greeted and lavishly hosted by a brigadier of the Pakistan Blue. A day before the older Khetarpal was to refer, his multitude admitted to him that he had killed his son. Arun Khetarpal in his Centurion vessel had near solitary handedly wiped out a Asiatic squadron. In the end, he and the Pakistani render were the exclusive ones leftmost in that skirmish. The Pakistani had fired opening.

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