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On this day we remember the following 15 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Lnk/clk Gian Chand (10256) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Nk Abhey Ram (2276) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Mahant Ram (5609) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Tej Ram (5943) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Kirpa Ram (9788) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Munshi Ram (12467) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Jit Bahadur (10795) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Sansar Chand (14507) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Lnk Lakha Singh (2432956) Punjab Regiment (1948 Kashmir War) , Lnk Sansar Chand (14507) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Sonaram Purty (4244300) Bihar Regiment (1971 Bangladesh War) , Sep Vijay Katwal (2756996) Maratha Light Infantry (1971 Bangladesh War) , Hav Abdullah Khan (13713559) Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (Border Ops) , Hav Davendra Kumar Barua (13903144) Army Medical Corps (Border Ops) , Nk Mahadeo (2753101) Maratha Light Infantry (Border Ops) ,

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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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The sinking of N.R.P.Vega - a first person narrative

The episode of blowing up at sea of a Portuguese Patrol Boat laden with explosives off Diu by IAF on 18 Dec 1961. First person account of the sinking of NRP Vega during the Diu Operations in 1961. Air Marshal P M Ramachandran, PVSM AVSM SC VM narrates his story of that eventful sortie from 18th December 1961.

Flt Lt Lawrence Frederic Pereira, VrC

 Lawrence Frederic Pereira 8678 F(P)  was a Forward Air Controller with an Armoured Brigade in the Shakargarh Sector during the 1971 War.  He lost his life in an enemy air attack and today lies at rest in Jalandhar.

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