There are soldiers and there are soldiers—and then there is Maj. Ian Cardozo retd —a fauji born every once in a blue moon. A man of monumental courage and rare spirit-in these jaded times, he stands tall as an undisputed hero for generations to come. That he cut off his own injured leg with a khukri is military legend; that he became the first war-disabled officer to command a battalion and then a brigade is common knowledge too. But only a few know that post retirement he served as the Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India from to , and is a keen marathon runner, making sure to regularly take part in the Mumbai Marathon on his prosthetic limbs. Subsequently, he was trained in the Indian Military Academy, from where he was commissioned into the 5th Gorkha Rifles. In the course of the Indo-Pak War of , his battalion was deployed in the eastern theatre of operations. The battalion's second-in-command was killed in action and Cardozo was ordered to replace him.
He was the first war-disabled officer of the Indian Army to command a battalion and a brigade. He studied at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai. He is the first NDA cadet to receive both Gold and Silver The gold medal is given to the cadet of the passing out course for best all round performance. The silver medal is given to the cadet who is first in order of merit. For the first time in the history of the National Defence Academy, the cadet who was awarded the gold medal was also first in order of merit. This has happened only one more time thereafter. The battalion's second-in-command was martyred in action and Cardozo was ordered to replace him. He arrived at his battalion in time to accompany them on the Indian Army's first heliborne operation during the battle of Sylhet. He was popularly named Cartoos sahib by his Gorkha regiment as they found it difficult to pronounce his first name.
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