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On this day we remember the following 26 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Sep Anant Ram (8650) Jammu & Kashmir Infantry () , Spr Kanhya Singh (1436374) Corps Of Engineers (Bengal Engineer Group) (1965 India Pakistan War) , Nk Mustak Ali Khan (2655344) Grenadiers (1971 Bangladesh War) , Jem Harcharan Singh (9120058) Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry (Border Ops) , Lhav Bansode N. Laxman (4542454) Mahar Regiment (Border Ops) , Maj G S Brar (IC-12868) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Nb Sub Kishan Singh (JC-36257) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Raghunath (2443933) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Pita Ram (3140354) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Hanumana Rao (3145350) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Fateh Singh (3145615) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Sukhbir Singh (3150746) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Kartar Singh (3152504) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Rattan Singh (3152850) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Hari Singh (3152964) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Taja Ram (3153030) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Ram Chander (3153370) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Raghubir Singh (3154397) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Norang Singh (3154801) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Sardar Singh (3156002) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Mehar Chand (3156283) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Harchand (3156290) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Bhagmal Singh (3156299) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Ram Chander (3156970) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Sep Harnarain Singh (3157783) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Col Tej Pal Singh Mahil (IC-24374) Staff/miscellaneous (Counter Insurgency) ,

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10 Para (SF) - Mustafas of Desert Warfare

`Mussoorie main honeymoon manane walon ko pata chale ki IMA mein loha ban raha hai`

This is one of the many punch lines that Drill Instructors of Indian Military Academy (IMA) frequently use to encourage and push Gentleman Cadets, which would become officers of the Indian Army. Now this may be very well true and they would be making LOHA there. But the real steel is casted somewhere else – in the Special Forces battalions of the Indian Army.

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.

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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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Databases

Another update to the Units and Appointments Database by Anchit Gupta.  Records in the the existing database total 4200+ entries

No.2 Squadron - Photos from the 70s

Group Captain Gohain was commissioned in the fighter stream of 110 Pilots Course on 2 Jun 1973. After initial training He was posted to Gnat squadrons and for next seven years or so served in Nos 22, 23 and 2 Squadrons. In 1982 he converted to MiG 21M and served in 37 and 17 Squadrons. he did two instructional tenures in MOFTU where he flew MiG-21FLs and later commanded 52 Squadron. He also commanded 273 SU, an ADDC as Group Captain. A qualified FCL and graduate of Staff College, he took a premature retirement from Air Force in May 2004.

Caribous of Cape May

The Caribous of Cape May, NJ - In the south most corner of the New Jersey Peninsula, in Cape May airport are the relics of eight Indian Air Force Caribou aircraft.

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