The Indian armed forces will miss Dr Abdul Kalam. A favourite among the nation, he found a special place in the heart of the armed forces of the nation.
Here is a poem written by Dr Kalam for the armed forces titled, "My dear soldiers."
My Dear Soldiers:
Oh! Defenders of borders
You are great sons of my land
When we are all asleep
You still hold on to your deed
Windy season or snowy days
Or scorching sun's sweltering rays
You are there guarding all the time awake
Treading the lonely expanses as yogis
Climbing the heights or striding the valleys
Defending the deserts or guarding the marshes
Surveillance in seas and by securing the air
Prime of your youth given to the nation!!
Wind chimes of my land vibrate your feat
We pray for you brave men!!
May the Lord bless you all!!