Mir Laieeq’s comment that “indians don’t love their ‘Jawans’. they use them as cannon fodder,” resonates with the glorification of soldiers in the US. They are paraded like heroes while sustaining a high rate of homelessness, incarceration, mental health issues, brain damage, addiction, domestic violence, suicide. The same is certainly true for Indian & Israeli troops. Antiwar activists do not demonize them since most of them are working class kids who didn’t see past the glorification of the military & the justifications for war to the racist realities of US wars. Black & Latino veterans have played a particularly strong role in antiwar mobilizations. The way to respond is not to feed the glorification scam but to demand the immediate, unconditional withdrawal of troops, including from Kashmir.