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On this day we remember the following 24 martyrs who sacrificed their lives in various operations: Rfn Kartar Singh (9105179) Jammu & Kashmir Militia (Now Light Infantry) (1948 Kashmir War) , Sep Ramji Lal (32166) Kumaon Regiment (1948 Kashmir War) , Nk Parkash Ram (2632661) Grenadiers (1948 Kashmir War) , Hav Sob Bahadur Khattri (8288) 9 Gorkha Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Hav Man Bahadur Khattri (8458) 9 Gorkha Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Hari Lal Khattri (100127) 9 Gorkha Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Gham Bahadur Gharti (103670) 9 Gorkha Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Kharka Bahadur Khattri (103814) 9 Gorkha Rifles (1948 Kashmir War) , Rfn Sujan Singh (9105082) Jammu & Kashmir Militia (Now Light Infantry) (1948 Kashmir War) , Sub Damodhar Prasad (JC-180765) Garhwal Rifles (Counter Insurgency) , Sep S Vijayalakshman (4558438) Mahar Regiment (Siachen Operations) , Sep Sukhdev Singh (3380627) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Gam Bahadur Thapa (5751263) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sep Bhupinder Singh (3386593) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Lnk Jagir Singh (3375894) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Krishna Bahadur Thapa (5751788) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sep Gurdev Singh (3383647) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Hav Gurmel Singh (3366110) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Thag Bahadur Thapa (5750708) 8 Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Lhav Karam Singh (3369906) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Sep Ranjit Singh (3387580) Sikh Regiment (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Thag Bahadur Thapa (5750708) Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Gam Bahadur Thapa (5751263) Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) , Rfn Krishna Bahadur Thapa (5751788) Gorkha Rifles (Sri Lanka (Ipkf)) ,

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`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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Roundels (Independence and Chakra)

"Chakra" markings briefly adorned Indian Air Force aircraft in 1948 and after. The notifications and the history of these markings are described here.

The Ajeet Trainer - Short lived and scantily used

The HAL built Ajeet Trainer is one of the odd-ball aircraft in the IAF's history. Only two examples were inducted and they were introduced at the fag end of the career of a legendary fighter. Wg Cdr A K (Lui) Gupta goes over their short career in the IAF - which lasted less than four years! 

Databases

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

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