- Sheonan, a para commando, wrote a blazing script of gallantry during the Indian Peace Keeping Force operations in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990. He led the first assault against the LTTE in Jaffna and was awarded a Vir Chakra. But his father Ranbir did not attend the award ceremony.
"My father lived by his own principles. The LTTE cadres fought and died bravely. My father was uncomfortable about me getting recognized for fidhting an enemy whose sacrifice went unnotices," said Sheonan.
(The Major General was "named Sheonan after a Japanese kamikaze pilot who crashed into HMS Prince of Wales, which sank in 1941. 'It was a deadly blow to the British. My father paid tribute to the kamikaze spirit.'")