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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.
Colonel Navjot Singh Bal typified the breed of hard, competitive men who make the Special Forces what they are.
The large number of hospitals, beds and intensive care units have been earmarked by the Army for the treatment of Covid-19 patients is a significant step in the war against the pandemic
XI Corps has defended Punjab admirably in its seven decades of existence.
The promotion of officers with 26 years of service to the rank of Brigadier is a welcome improvement over previous decades.