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Analysis of India's Ability to Fight a 2-front War

Review by Brig D S Sarao

Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakshi, PVSM, MVC, VrC, VSM (1921-2018)

A tribute to Zoru Bakshi by Brigadier Rattan Kaul. Indian Army Lost a Gallant Solider On 24th May 2018. Zoru as he was called by his seniors and colleagues, we younger generation of the Regiment 5th Gorkha Rifles (Frontier Force) used to quietly also refer to him as Zoru, but otherwise also as General Zoru Bakshi, completed a page of Braves of Indian Army. If you asked him to what Regiment he belonged, before 1980, he would say SECOND FIVE; a diehard Second Fiver (Second Battalion the Fifth Gurkha Rifles (Frontier Force) till he was elected as Colonel of the Regiment in 1980.

The Birth of the Para Commandos

This story is dedicated to Lt Gen Harbaksh Singh Padma Vibhushan, VrC, Padma Bhushan GOC-in-C Western Command 1965 and Lt Col Megh Singh Rathore VrC CO 9 PARA CDO BN..... True legends.   

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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 final resting place of Jumbo Majumdar in Lahore

Dr Nadeem Ahmed, an ex-pat Pakistani in the US, on the request of another ex-pat from India, Sajid Malhotra are working on trying to get the final resting place of Jumbo Majumdar restored and cleaned up for preservation in posterity.  This is a heartwarming follow-up to some questions raised back a few months ago.. 

The Radio Broadcast of Wg Cdr K K Majumdar

Among the various artefacts that were part of the Jumbo Majumdar Collection sold by Morton and Eden was an audio recording of a radio address given by Wg Cdr Majumdar in the weeks prior to his death.  The recording was with the Majumdar family for years and were part of the artifacts acquired by the Indian Air Force.  A copy of the recording was recently provided by Mr. J R Nanda.  

Gp Capt H S R Gohel - Flights of Valour

On the 101st birth anniversary of late Gp Capt H S R Gohel , who was born on 15th February 1921, the e-book "Flights of Valour" is presented to provide an insight into this distinguished aviator from the Second World War, who left behind a treasure trove of notes of his memories and experiences via his extensively annotated logbook. 

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