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🔴 Between the naval Operations Trident and Python, and the IAF attacks on Karachi's fuel and ammunition depots, more than fifty percent of the total fuel requirement of the Karachi zone was reported to have been destroyed.
The bold and innovative attack by the Indian sailors on Karachi had a telling impact on the 1971 War
The Indian Special Forces came of age with the spectacular Mandhol raid destroying a Pakistani artillery battery at little cost in the 1971 Indo-Pak war
The 36 Light Regiment took a week to do what was supposed to take two months
In combat, the winners are always leaders with a vision, courage and the capability to get the best out of their soldiers
Bengali defectors and volunteers comprising some 550 personnel were structured into a naval special force and used for underwater sabotage using limpet mines and demolition charges
The 1971 victory was fashioned by the extraordinary planning and efforts of a brilliant set of soldiers. Take a read
Do you know that the origin of Police Commemmoration Day on Oct 21 harks back to a clash with Chinese troops in the vicinity of Hot Springs
Falling on Oct 21, this day is a reminder of the continuing trouble at the Indo-China borders in Ladakh
As the Chinese encroach upon Pangong Tso, the topographical advantage posed by flat land features of the Chushul Bowl could see us launching an all-out offensive spearheaded by armour supported by the air force. China has been hitherto adopting an aggressive approach.
Some 45,000 Chinese troops are either still holding on to our soil, deployed in forward positions against us or held in reserve in the Aksai Chin area. There has been no pullback of tanks, infantry combat vehicles, medium artillery, air defence systems or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles both combat and surveillance.
The fact that the Chinese Western Theatre Command is wholly India-centric should awaken us to the substantial threat to our security
The talks are a tedious, prolonged process. One reason for the long duration of the meetings is the need to translate everything. It seems the Chinese are playing for time. These are their typical tactics.
The Chinese have a formidable number of troops in Aksai Chin with armour artillery, air defence, drones, helicopters, air support and mechanised infantry.
The 72nd fought in Egypt and Palestine as part of Field Marshal Allenby’s victorious army during the First World War. In 1922, after the great reorganisation of the Indian Army, they became the 3rd Battalion of the 2nd Punjab Regiment.
The citation of Captain Lachhman Singh Lehl's Vir Chakra states that he showed calmness and courage in the discharge of his duties and distinguished himself in all the important battles in and around Naushera.
What intelligence inputs were available and more importantly disseminated to the troops on the ground regarding Chinese intentions and whether they were armed or not?
The emerging technological capabilities of the aeroplane presented a more efficient, less expensive, and comparatively more humane way of enforcing its will to the government and a better way of imposing discipline.
Recently the Indian Military Intelligence (MI) scored a success in the unending spy game using innovative methods and some fine work by its personnel through Operation Reverse Osmosis. It was a classic sting operation in intelligence terms with the bounty of exposing two Pakistani intelligence agents working under diplomatic cover.
Flight Lieutenant Karan Sher Singh Kalsia, Raja of the small State of Kalsia (now in Haryana) made the supreme sacrifice by veering his stricken aircraft away from built-up areas. He was killed in the crash.
The main role of 61 Cavalry was mounted ceremonials and promotion of equestrian sports and polo.
The regiment, equipped with Sherman tanks played a significant role in the reconquest of Burma in 1944-45 winning a number of battle honours.
The presence of Colonel Ashutosh Sharma, Commanding Officer (CO) of 21 Rashtriya Rifles at the head of his troops courting the greatest danger was in the highest traditions of the follow-me style of leadership favoured by the Army.
Colonel Rangaraj was awarded a well-deserved Maha Vir Chakra for his leadership during Operation Tomahawk.
Forty Victoria Crosses awarded to Indian soldiers are a great source of pride even after 75 years of the last one having been awarded.