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The Meghna Crossing

The battle for Meghna was a heli-borne operation east of Dacca that arguably shortened the 1971 conflict by a matter of days, and hundreds of lives. Major Chandrakant Singh writes about the battle.

Analysis of India's Ability to Fight a 2-front War

Review by Brig D S Sarao

Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi, PVSM, MVC, VrC, VSM (1921-2018)

A tribute to Zoru Bakshi by Brigadier Rattan Kaul. Indian Army Lost a Gallant Solider On 24th May 2018. Zoru as he was called by his seniors and colleagues, we younger generation of the Regiment 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) used to quietly also refer to him as Zoru, but otherwise also as General Zoru Bakshi, completed a page of Braves of Indian Army. If you asked him to what Regiment he belonged, before 1980, he would say SECOND FIVE; a diehard Second Fiver (Second Battalion the Fifth Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) till he was elected as Colonel of the Regiment in 1980.

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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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Fallen airmen in France and Belgium : Plt Offr RN Dastur and Fg Offr RC Dutta

An Indian Air Force senior officer, posted as an Air Attache to the Embassy of India in France, embarks on a journey of discovery on the Indian participation in the Air War over Europe during WW2. 

The first ferry of French fighters to Ambala

No, not THOSE French-made jet fighters that you are thinking of right now, but the very first French type operated by the Indian Air Force. The Avions Marcel Dassault  MD450 Ouragan, known as the Toofani in Indian Air Force Service. 

Special Heli Borne Ops - Sylhet and Meghna

The story of the Special Heli-Borne Operations of the 1971 war - as told by Sqn Ldr Pushp Kumar Vaid, VrC. 

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