Korean War Legacy Project

Vikram Tuli


Vikram Tuli was born on November 30, 1963, in Mhow, India. Most of his life was spent as a financial advisor in the United States. At a point in his life, he was able to study at Drayton’s Public School in England because his father was stationed there. In 1953, his father Lieutenant General Mohan Lal Tuli, served in Korea as part of the 2nd para battalion of Custodian Force India. He served in Korea for approximately seven or eight months. Lieutenant General Mohan Lal Tuli joined the Indian Army in 1947, and after 38 years, he retired in 1985 as the Vice Chief of the Indian Army.

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The Experience of India's Custodian Forces

Lieutenant General Mohan Lal Tuli took many photographs. He witnessed a desolate Korea. He recounts that both the north and the south saw the Indians as partial, which was proof that they were not. Many of the troops whom he served with were experienced fighters who fought with the British Army in World War Two. He also recalled the incredible strength of the Korean people.

Tags: Civilians,Depression,Impressions of Korea,North Koreans,Physical destruction,Poverty,Pride,South Koreans

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Opportunities To Visit South Korea

Vikram Tuli discusses the benefits of college students attending the peace camp funded by the Korean Ministry of Patriots and Veteran Affairs. His children have attended those camps, as well as many other Indian students. The peace camp is one of two programs run by the Ministry, the other being the Revisit Korea program for its war veterans. It is important to pass on the legacy of the Korean War Veterans in that way so that they can become future change makers. He also discusses his visit to Seoul seven years prior, remembering the war memorial and the solemn ceremony he attended. He remains impressed by the progress Korea has made.

Tags: Seoul,Impressions of Korea,Message to Students,Modern Korea,Pride,South Koreans

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The Costs of War

Vikram Tuli talks about the effects of war, and how the families of veterans from twenty-two countries were affected by this conflict. Generations will pass before that wound fully heals. He believes the deeper connections between countries such as education, commerce, and culture will help prevent these types of conflicts in the future. He reminds us to love thy neighbor and that we are one.

Tags: Chinese,Civilians,Food,Message to Students,Modern Korea,Personal Loss,Pride,South Koreans,Women

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