1. During WWII, India produced the largest volunteer Army in world history (over 2.5 million men). Winston Churchill called their bravery “Unsurpassed”. At least 38 Indians were awarded the Victoria Cross or the George Cross.
2. Yogendra Singh Yadav, a soldier of the Indian army, climbed up a vertical, snow-covered cliff face while under machine gun and rocket fire. Despite taking three bullets, he managed to finish the climb, grenade a bunker, and then kill four enemy soldiers in hand to hand combat.
5. After his wife died because she couldn’t easily access medical attention, an Indian man spent 22 years cutting through the mountain that separated his village from the nearest medical center. The finished path shortened the necessary travel distance by 40 km. He used nothing but a chisel.
6. Neerja Bhanot, an Indian flight attendant, hid the passports of American passengers on board a hijacked flight to save them from the terrorists. She died while attempting to help passengers escape, shielding three children from a hail of bullets.