Tensions on the Indo-Pak border are high with the most recent face-off reported on Wednesday. Heavy shelling and firing broke out along the Line of Control on Wednesday after Indian troops retaliated following the deaths of three Indian soldiers.
The body of one of the Indian soldiers was allegedly mutilated by Pakistani troops.
The relationship between the sparring neighbours has been precarious since the Uri attack which was followed by a surgical strike by the Indian army on September 29. DGMO Lt General Ranbir Singh told the media that the strike's motive was to eliminate launchpads and militants across India's de-facto border with Pakistan, and was successfully achieved.
In the light of these events, the Indian Express on Friday, posted a video on its Facebook page of soldiers from the Indian Sikh regiment singing a song in Punjabi, warning the troops across the border.
The message of the song is clear from its refrain: "You have only seen our love, not our anger. We can "destroy" ('dhuan dhuan kar denge' which translates to 'we'll make it go up in smoke') the nation in an hour if the government lets us."
The soldier sings that they have borne enough, been patient and even tried dialogue. In another verse, he refers to the frequent skirmishes and LoC violations and how the enemy troops are calling for their own death.
Referring to his own identity, he says they won't be able to move when the sardar (himself) is facing them. In the last verse, he says that Prime Minister Modi isn't afraid of them, but only cares about them. He repeats the refrain then, with the four other soldiers sitting around him joining in.
It is unclear where the video was shot, although the shots show the barren surroundings with basic mud and brick rooms, possibly the soldiers' quarters.