The personnel of the Armed Forces while at war face such moments daily, even several times in a single day, particularly the officers and men in the Infantry battalions. They survive, embracing these moments of deadly danger. When enemy forces attack our country, soldiers want to live another day, not to tell the story to near and dear ones but to fight the enemy yet another day."
Major General Kartick Kumar Ganguly was commissioned in the 9 Gurkha Rifles in 1962 and saw action in Indo - Pak wars in 1965 and 1971. He has commanded troops on the Line of Control in Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh and also in counter - insurgency operations in Punjab, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur and Mizoram. He served with Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka. He has held many key Command, Staff and Instructional appointments in the Army. He is the recipient of Vishistha Seva Medal from the President of India for service to the Nation.