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On this day we remember the following 7 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Hav Man Chand (14302119) Regiment Of Artillery (Border Ops) , Hav Padam Bahadur Rana (5039266) 1 Gorkha Rifles (Border Ops) , Sep Narsha Ram (3176743) Jat Regiment (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Bhagya Narain Jha (4258143) Bihar Regiment (Siachen Operations) , Sigmn Yesudasan Y (14261846) Corps Of Signals (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sep Jagroop Singh Kharial (3980279) Dogra Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sep Kanchan Kumar (3986198) Dogra Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) ,

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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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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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Hoshang Patel (1921-2017)

With a heavy heart, we learnt about the passing away of Wing Commander Hoshang Patel of Bombay.  He passed away today 25th January 2017, at the age of 96.  A WW2 veteran airman and pilot who served in two tours in Burma, one of the few to do it as both an erk as well as a pilot.  Hoshang Sir was the one who gave the spark to the fire of WW2 research that this website has carried out over the years.

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