The temperatures across most parts of India have been skyrocketing this summer. Heat Wave has struck the country hard and there have been multiple warnings issued by the weather department.
The maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR regions have been hovering over the 45 mark on daily basis. And by no means is Delhi the worst affected region. If you look around you will find the situation is similar or worst in many parts of central and western India.
But while we sit in our air-conditioned homes and offices and sulk about how hot it is out there, there are people who face the worst possible wrath of this heat wave and are beating it. Daily.
The troops of the Indian Armed Forces are at the International Border in regions of Rajasthan and Gujarat which are worst affected by this heat wave.
Temperatures in the deserts of Rajasthan have crossed the 50 degree Celsius barrier. In places like Churu and Jaisalmer, the hot winds (Loo) are unbearable. And in that heat, the Officers and men of the Indian Army are holding strong at places like Longewala, Sadewala and Tanot.
It's important to remember that unlike for us sitting back home, heat is not even an enemy worth considering for these men. Imagine an armored officer who sits in a Tank on top of this heat.
Most of these soldiers stay in bunkers at their posts. At the best of the times they get their barracks. And that’s not enough, not nearly enough.
In Gujarat, the situation is no better, in the last couple of days itself we have heard of two deaths because of heat and over 45 people getting hospitalized. And we are talking about the major cities and not the outposts.
The Josh that the Fauj and the BSF embed in these Brave soldiers can beat any heat wave. Perhaps we all could take a leaf out of their books and face this heat with more Josh.