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On this day we remember the following 26 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Lnk Jai Singh Rawat (10709) Garhwal Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Lnk Santabir Gurung (5434054) 5 Gorkha Rifles (1965 India Pakistan War) , Nk Amin Chand (2441968) Punjab Regiment (1965 India Pakistan War) , Sep Gurcharan Singh (3355223) Sikh Regiment (1965 India Pakistan War) , Rfn Dil Bahadur Thapa (5439906) 5 Gorkha Rifles (1965 India Pakistan War) , Nk Baijnath Mishra (4547371) Staff/miscellaneous (Border Ops) , Rfn Girdhari Lal (13730135) Staff/miscellaneous (Border Ops) , Lhav Pratap Singh (9211113) Staff/miscellaneous (Border Ops) , Nk Banshi Dhar Jat (3175007) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Hav Bhaskar Swain (10259147) Territorial Army (Counter Insurgency) , Hav Madhu Sudan Nayak (10259562) Territorial Army (Counter Insurgency) , Lnk Devendra Prasad (4065156) Garhwal Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Maj Sanjay Baduni (IC-43521) Rashtriya Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Sep C Arul (13848986) Army Service Corps (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Bodh Raj (13756713) Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Sumant Digal (10259423) Territorial Army (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Akhaya Kumar Behera (10259987) Territorial Army (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Hem Bahadur Thapa (5344546) 4 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Sub Nihal Singh (JC-181827) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Nk Netra Bahadur Thapa (14701937) Naga Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Bhakta Bahadur Thapa (5735265) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Hav Hari Prasad Rana (5339808) 4 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Lnk Om Prakash (3147357) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Nk Udhab Pradhan (10258884) Territorial Army (Counter Insurgency) , Gdsm Laxman Kumar Pattanaik (13687727) (Siachen Operations) , Gdsm Laxman Kumar Pattanik (13687727) Brigade Of Guards (Siachen Operations) ,

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Harry Kler, the man who raced to Dacca (1924 - 2016)

H S "Harry" Kler, is well known in the war lores of the Indian Army as the Brigadier who knocked on the doors of Dacca on December 15th , 1971.  Retired as a Major General, he passed away last week at 93 years of age. Wg Cdr Unni Kartha writes a tribute to the man that was in the thick of action - in all wars.

Battle of Pakokku (Irrawady River Operations)

Brigadier Rattan Kaul of the 4/5 Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) details the Battle of Pakokku (Irrawady river operations) during World War II, an operation that his battalion was involved with during its history.

Outline Organisation of a Standard Infantry Battalion

Outline Organisation Structure of a Standard Infantry Battalion in the Indian Army

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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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Pilot Officer Phillipos - Accounts Branch Officer in WW2

Wg Cdr A Phillipos  3033 GD(P) was commissioned as an Accounts Branch Officer in 1944.  He recently turned 100 years old and was felicitated by the Air Force Records Office in Bangalore. In this short article, he writes about his introduction to service life under the British.

The Sky is the Limit - Wg Cdr Murkot Ramunny

Murkot Ramunny, had served in the Indian Air Force, flying Hurricanes in Burma during the War. He left the IAF shortly after Independence, to serve the Government in civil capacities. He does not bother to include his old IAF rank on his letterhead, which reads simply, “Murkot Ramunny, IAS (Retd)”. This is understandable, for his military rank is far eclipsed, in protocol terms, by the civil service ranks he rose to later; and to most people, his status as a former senior civil servant is what counts. But to IAF history enthusiasts like us, he will always be Wing Commander Murkot Ramunny.  The article is now updated to reflect a Youtube video - a rare and most certainly the last time he was interviewed on video about his WW2 experiences

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