#Thread #LachitDiwas
The Mughals could never spread their empire in North East India. And one man who instrumental in ensuring this was Lachit Borphukan. He was a Commander in the Ahom Kingdom (present day Assam), who thwarted the Mughal attack in the Battle of Saraighat 1/n
Although weaker, the Ahom Army defeated the Mughal Army by brilliant uses of the terrain, clever diplomatic negotiations to buy time, guerrilla tactics, psychological warfare, military intelligence and by exploiting the sole weakness of the Mughal forces—its navy. 2/n
There is an anecdote from this Battle that every child in Assam has read or heard. Before the night of the Battle, Lachit Borphukan had instructed that an earthen fortification was to be built for defense. The responsibility had been given to his Mama. 3/n
But when Lachit returned to review the site, he found that the work was incomplete. Without a moment of hesitation, he drew out his sword and executed his Mama. And then the legendary line was spoken, "Dexotkoi Mumai Dangor Nohoi!" (Uncle is not greater than the country) 4/n
India has been a land of many such less remembered Heroes. Hope we can always take inspiration from them. The best passing out cadet of National Defence Academy is conferred the Lachit Borphukan gold medal every year from 1999. 5/END

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