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On this day we remember the following 25 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Nk Khajoor Singh (7175) Jammu & Kashmir State Forces (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Trilok Singh (4129932) Kumaon Regiment (1948 Kashmir War) , Lnk Govind Singh (4128826) Kumaon Regiment (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Devi Singh (9105336) Jammu & Kashmir Militia (Now Light Infantry) (1948 Kashmir War) , Nk Brahm Prakash (3165039) Jat Regiment (Border Ops) , Nk Rajinder Prashad (13738552) Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (Border Ops) , Rfn Murari Lal Joshi (4069751) Garhwal Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Kulbir Singh (13753872) Jammu & Kashmir Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Nb Sub Shiv Kumar (JC-212902) Garhwal Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Sub Dalel Singh (JC-34403) Jat Regiment (Counter Insurgency) , Lnk Harka Bahadur Chhetri (5836191) 9 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Gam Prasad Gurung (5735138) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Bal Bahadur Pun (5735421) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Rfn Bel Bahadur Chhetri (5841165) 9 Gorkha Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Gnr Mahadev Prasad Sharma (14385298) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Gnr Vishnu Prasad Chaturvedi (14496761) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Hav Dharam Singh (14321013) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Vijai Kumar (13889474) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Budh Ram (14351061) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Ram Raj Sharma (14370473) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Suresh Kumar (14496116) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Lnk Rajbir Singh (14906118) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Bhm Mohan Singh (1255921) Regiment Of Artillery (Siachen Operations) , Sigmn Daljit Singh (14263081) Corps Of Signals (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Hav Jagar Dass (2664338) Grenadiers 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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In Memoriam - The Fallen Air Warriors

Reviewed by Anandeep Pannu
Rating:stars 4 5

Databases

Another update to the Officer's Database by Anchit Gupta.  Records in the the existing database total 30021.

Awards Database now contains citations of all war time and peace time gallantry awards. (VM series not yet included)

Hunting Harvards in the Countryside

In the 1950s it was not uncommon for IAF aircraft to undertake "force landings" in the country side. Squadron Leader Kesavachandran narrates the story of an 'expedition' to document the evidence for a Court of Inquiry - much before the advent of GPS,  handheld cameras, digitial media and the social media.

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