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Why an Army soldier’s wife sent 56-inch bra to PM Modi

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A former Indian Army soldier’s wife, shaken by the recent attacks on Indian troops near Line of Control (LoC) has sent a 56-inch bra to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an apparent reference to claims that he had 56-inch chest, which is largely seen as a symbol of courage.

In her letter to Prime Minister, ex-army-man Dharamvir Singh’s wife, Suman Singh reminded Modi that the BJP had before the 2014 Lok Sabha elections claimed that if it came in power the Pakistan would not dare to attack Indian soldiers. But the situation is even worse now.

Her husband told the reporters that the letter to PM Modi, along with the blouse had been submitted to the Zila Sainik Board in Fatehabad.


Dharamvir claimed he was a former district observer of the Aam Aadmi Party and had served the Indian Army from December 1991 to 2007 and retired as a havaldar. Being an ex-armyman’s wife, he said, Suman had expressed anguish about the recent spate of killings.

He was also asked if the gesture could be seen as an insult to the office of the Prime Minister, to which he replied, “You tell me one thing — are we not being insulted? Our prime minister used to say never ever will our soldiers have to go through what they went through before. But what is happening under the present regime is even worse”.

Suman wrote in her letter that videos had surfaced in which soldiers are being slapped, humiliated and pelted with stones. She also referred to Lance Naik Hemraj who was beheaded by Pakistan’s Border Action Team in January 2013.

She also urges PM to give the Indian Army a free hand to tackle the situation on the border. “The way the hands of our soldiers are tied they are unable to take the situation head on, which is most unfortunate,” she wrote.