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Dear Members of the Corps of Signals fratenity,
With grief we are posting details of our colleagues who leave for their heavenly abode. We request members to forward their "shradhanjali". Kindly share with us the photographs, fond memories and association.
We await tributes from associates/ course mates for publication.
Blog Team

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  • Monday, October 26, 2009

    Lt Col VK Khorana

    Dear Chander,
    As I mentioned to you the other day, I had two brothers-in-law in the Corps of Signals. We lost both of them within short period recently.

    On October 16, you were kind enough to inform everyone regarding Vijay Khorana's demise. You and several of his friends from the Army were able to attend his funeral and the Uthala ceremony. Needless to say that these personal visits and interactions were a great support to the family, particularly to Vijay's wife Rita, children, and to us.

    As you know, Vijay Khorana had commanded 9 Div Sig Regt in 1978-80. A few days ago, Rita received a telephone call from the present commanding officer of the Regiment conveying personal condolences and support. It was a bit of surprise for me. It was not merely a good gesture but also reflected the best of the Indian Army: paying tribute to a Regimental veteran, a spirit of camaraderie, our Regimental spirit and ethos.

    Even more touching was a conference call arranged by all officers who had served with Vijay in 9 Div Sig Regt. Each one spoke to Rita personally. They conveyed their respect, condolences, promised to remain in touch with her and to do whatever they could. It made all of us really proud of Vijay, the Corps of Signals, and the Indian Army.

    I hope, and wish, we can maintain such an exemplary Regimental spirit in all arms and services of the Army! Thanking you once again on behalf of the family and with best wishes,
    Ved Malik
    General V P Malik
    Former Chief of Army Staff