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The Beraris - 2nd Bn, Kumaon Regiment

alt2nd Battalion The KUMAON Regiment, popularly  known  2 KUMAON (Berar) is one of the oldest  battalions of the Indian Army with a glorious past. Though we all know that the  KUMAON Regiment’s fore runner was  the  Nizam’s Hyderabad Regiment,  very little is known about the 2 KUMAON’s Berar connection. 

Area and Sub-Area Badges

altThe Indian Army has several static formations in its orbat called "Areas" which in turn consists of "Sub-Areas". These static formations consist of geographical areas and are under the command of a Major General and Brigadier respectively. The static formations have similar patches to those of combat formations.

Rank Flags

altDistinguishing Rank Flags are commonly used on vehicles to display the rank of the officer travelling in them. These are carried on the car bonnet in addition to the 'Star Plates' already affixed to the front and rear.

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Book Review: A Sailor's Story, Vice Adml N Krishnan

A Sailor's Story, by Vice Admiral N.Krishnan. Edited by: Arjun Krishnan - Book Review by K. Chandni

INAS 311

INAS 311 was commissioned by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Eastern Naval Command Vice Admiral Nirmal Verma on 12th May 2009 at INS Dega in Vishakapatnam.

INAS 311, commanded by Commander Sanjay Nandan, operates the Dornier 228 aircraft.

Talwar (Krivak III) Class

The Talwar class has its origins in the Severnoye (Northern) Design Bureau that developed intothe Project 1135.6 vessel using an earlier Project 1135.1 design. This back to the early 1980s. The extensive scope of redesign and re-engineering for these vessels has realised a multipurpose surface combatant of about 4,000 ton displacement (this increase being attributed to additional weapon systems and the replacement of light alloys with steel), tailored to meet the Indian Navy's specific mission and performance requirements.

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The First Air Battle - 3rd September 1965

Gp Capt Mohan "Manna" Murdeshwar is one of the 'few' , who flew with the elite Gnat Units during the 1965 war. He had the privilege of participating in all of the air combats that No.23 Squadron was involved in, including the historic air battle on 3rd September 1965 when Squadron Leader Trevor Keelor scored the first aerial victory for the Indian Air Force. This is his side of the story.

220 Squadron, IAF - Unsung warriors of 1965

The events of September 1st, 1965 are seared into the minds of every Air Force veteran who fought in that conflict.  In no small measure to the sacrifice made by three pilots of No.45 and 220 Squadron, flying obsolete Vampire FB52s in the face of the overwhelming odds against the Pakistani offensive in Chamb. In this article Mrs. Sandhya Janorkhar writes about her one of the 'few' who didnt return that day. 

HAL HPT-32 Deepak

 See our photo feature on the "Last of the Deepaks". Scroll down to the bottom of this page to visit the gallery..

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