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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.

The Birth of the Para Commandos

This story is dedicated to Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh Padma Vibhushan, VrC, Padma Bhushan GOC-in-C Western Command 1965 and Lt Col Megh Singh Rathore VrC CO 9 PARA CDO BN..... True legends.   

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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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1st April 1933 - Ninety Years ago!

We all know that till the late 70s, 1st April 1933 was "Air Force Day" commemorated as the founding day of the Indian Air Force. Even though it was changed during the tenure of ACM Moolgavkar to 8th October 1932,  Old IAF Legends would still argue that the IAF day should not have been changed, and the airforce comes into the establishment when the people and equipment come together to form the first unit - and not when a law was passed in a parliament or when it was published in the Gazette.

J M R Jayakar
  Jayapal Jayakar was the son of M. R. Jayakar, a former judge of the Federal Court of India. He was sent to Oxford in 1932 by his father who enlisted the help of Dhanvathi Rama Rau&nb
The first Gazette of India notification

From the Archives, Recently while working with Anchit Gupta, we discovered the original gazette notification for the first six Indian Air Force Officers to be commissioned in the Indian Air Force.

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