6. Sam Manekshaw Served As A Captain
During World War II, Sam Manekshaw was a captain with the 4/12 Frontier Force Regiment in Burma, where he clinched the victory over the Japanese.
7. Service Extended By Six Months
In 1972, the President signed a special order extending his tenure for another six months. He persisted despite his reluctance out of respect for the President.
8. Willing To Put His Country First
He is always willing to put his country first. Indira Gandhi is said to have asked Sam about the Indian Army’s readiness and preparations shortly before the 1971 Indo-Pak war, to which he replied, “I am always ready, sweetie.” Because of his Parsi links, he had a special relationship with Indira Gandhi, whom he referred to as a “sweetie/sweetheart.”
9. Cheated Death Many Times
Sam cheated death on many occasions, both on and off the battlefield.
10. Born To Serve The Indian Army
Despite losing half of his soldiers, Sam Manekshaw led his team to victory. He was also seriously wounded by light machine-gun fire, but he persisted in urging his soldiers to fight, which led to the Sittang bridge’s capture. Major General David Cowan, the 17th Infantry Division’s Commander-in-Chief, saluted his courage and determination upon hearing of his conduct.