Just a few days back, the former flagship of the Indian Navy and our first aircraft carrier, the legendary INS Vikrant, was hauled to a breaking yard where it is being ripped apart and reduced to scrap. Half way across the world, in the UK, the Distinguished Flying Cross of the man considered the father of the Indian Air Force is put up for auction and the government of India doesn't bid. What's the link you ask? Do we as a nation pay lip service to the memory of our war vets and symbols of our military past? We debate.