It is our armed forces zeal to serve the country that even extreme weather conditions did not deter them from doing the duties. The Indian Army, the Indian Air Force, the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard are widely known for their discipline and bravery.

In a recent such incident, a photo of a jawan standing in a pool of water is doing the rounds. The jawan can be seen standing in a flood-hit area with a rifle in his hand. Major Surinder Poonia posted a photo of the jawan and wrote, ” “Whatever, Wherever, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow & Forever. You will find me here- Indian Soldier. Jai Hind”.

Soon, the photo went viral and many took to Twitter commending the jawan for unconditional patriotic values and serving the country in the adverse weather conditions. They saluted the commitment of the soldier. This is not the first time when a photo of jawan serving the nation has caught everybody’s attention. Last year, a video of the jawan doing his duty in the sweltering weather also went viral.

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It is our armed forces which guard the coldest battleground in the world, Siachen. As many as 3,000 armed men guard the Siachen and till date, 2,000 people have lost their lives mainly because of extreme weather and living conditions.

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Recently the Union Cabinet announced a hike in hardship allowance for the soldiers who are serving in Siachen. Last month, Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, after a meeting of the Cabinet told media that the hardship allowance for officers would be increased to Rs 42,500 per month.

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