|Indian Airlines Avro crashes : 21 Killed
Dec 09 MADURAI: An Indian Airlines Avro HS-748 aircraft today crashed enroute from
Trivandrum to Madurai at Chinnamanur approximately 7.00 am . 17 Passengers and 4 Crew
members perished when the Avro (VT-DXG) slammed into a mountain. Fortunately, there were
ten survivors. A list of passengers has been released by the DGCA.
|Casuality figures released
Dec 09 NEW DELHI: A Spokesman today released the casuality figures for the Indian Armed Forces for
the first week's fighting in this war. The Indian Army has lost 1933 troops killed, and 73
missing. The Airforce has lost 5 aircrew killed and 28 missing. The Navy which suffered
its first casualities only today has 195 personnel missing.
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commemoration of the 30th Anniv- ersary of India's greatest Military Victory in the last
century and the birth of a new nation - Bangladesh. TLT will track the day to day events
of the short 14-Day war, that took place thirty years back. [More]
Navy ship Khukri lost: 195 feared dead
INS Khukri, a Naval Frigate was sunk by a submarine in the Arabian Sea.
09, Western Sector: The Indian Navy has reported the loss of INS Khukri,
a Type-14 Anti Submarine Warfare Frigate off the coast of Kathaiwar to an enemy submarine.
More than 195 of the crew members are missing and presumed dead. Rescue efforts are going
on. The tragic news comes closely on the news of the sucessful attacks on the Karachi
Harbour last night and the capture of the Pakistani Merchant ship Madhumati.
The incident occurred just a few
hours back at around 8.00 pm, when INS Khukri and INS Kirpan were undertaking an Anti
Submarine sortie trying to detect enemy submarines. An enemy submarine fired and hit the
Khukri with a salvo of three torpedoes. The Khukri sank in a matter of minutes. The crew
were ordered to abandon ship , but not everyone was sucessful.
Only sixty seven crew members of the Khukri could be picked up from the dark
sea. Over 195 are missing, including 19 Officers.
The survivors reported that as they
saw the ship going down, and the sea closing over the bridge, they saw Captain M.N Mullah
seated in the captain's chair on the bridge. Keeping him company was Lt.Cmdr Joginder
Krishen Suri..... [Read Full Story]
|Army Launches Offensive in the west
Dec 09: WESTERN SECTOR The
Indian Army had already launched major thrusts into West Pakistan in the past couple of
Major gains have been made in the
Shakargarh Bulge in the northern sector adjoining the international border west of
Pathanakot. The offensive was launched by troops of our strike I Corps, under Lt Gen K K
Singh, MVC. It is now known that the offensive started with the attack by 39 Division
under Maj Gen B R Prabhu advancing to Shakargarh, The division is presently on the
outskirts of the village of Harar Kalan. Also believed to be in this area are atleast two
In the southern sector of Rajasthan,
Indian Army troops have started advancing into the Naya Chor Bulge. The advance by 11 Inf
Div and 12 Inf Div has been slow but steady. The towns of Gadra, Khokrapar are already in
our hands, and currently the Indian Advance is outside the Parbat Ali Feature, which is
the ...[Read Full Story]
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|65 War hero Denzil Keelor injured
Ejects out of MiG-21 in No Mans Land - Rescued by Indian Army troops
09, Chamb: The pilot who was shot down yesterday, when Flt Lt A J Singh flew back
his damaged MiG back was none other than Sqn Ldr Denzil Joseph Keelor, VrC, a war hero of
1965. He has been injured when he ejected from his MiG-21 yesterday in the Chamb area.
Keelor who was with a detachment of
No.45 Squadron in Pathankot was on a mission to provide ground support to Indian Positions
when a call came from a
air controller to attack some enemy armour. Immediately both him and his wingman Flt Lt
Apramjeet Singh engaged the enemy targets with rockets and cannon fire.
The anti aircraft fire has been very
intense and Keelor's aircraft had been hit badly. When the aircraft got out of control,
Sqn Ldr Keelor ejected out of the aircraft, but the force of the ejection had crushed ...[Read Full Story]