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by dsandhu
14 Jan 2003 20:18
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Portrait of Courage: A century of the 5th battalion Sikh Regiment by Maj. Gen. Prem K. Khanna, MVC and Pushpinder Singh Chopra ( of Vayu fame) Book has B& W and colour photos, maps. For unknown reasons Sikh Regiment is one of the very few IA infantry regiments which has not published a post 1947...
by dsandhu
15 Dec 2002 01:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57383

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

ASPaur and Ray You are right the Sikh IG does have the 1965 war medal as well as a number of army medals. Looks like he was in the army and then transferred over to BSF or ITBP. Also the guy on the left rear row does have the wound medal. Whats happening to the guy in the first row between the 2 sik...
by dsandhu
07 Dec 2002 02:50
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

what happened to the good old tales of the 1962 war on this thread?? :(
by dsandhu
03 Dec 2002 22:19
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Regarding the article by Wg. Cdr. Parasnis in the end he writes that he marched With Brig Sunderji in 1962(?????). Then how comw Sunderji wasa Lt Col in 1965 during the Kutch incident. Someone has got his facts wrong. Sunderji was not involved with either 4 Div or 4 Corps, in 1962 during the chinese...
by dsandhu
25 Nov 2002 23:15
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Wow! TOI has done it again. First the 1965 war then 1971 war and now the 1962 war history. Great Thanks Giving Gift. Muddur thanks for the link. Major Sita Ram Johri's two books one about the NEFA and the other about Ladakh sector has been quoted a lot in the references. Has any one read these books...
by dsandhu
20 Nov 2002 23:20
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Nice to see the BR Battles section and LNS getting some recko. Congrats!. It been a one man team for this section. The 13 Kumaon article has raised some valid points. Its time the Indian Media start writing more about these battles. Also forgotten is the stand of 4 Garhwal Rifles in NEFA in 1962. Th...
by dsandhu
05 Nov 2002 19:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems
Replies: 99
Views: 34792

Re: A Tale of Two Hydraulic Systems

Shiv
Thanks for the article and pictures
by dsandhu
31 Oct 2002 00:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Just Received a few new books A Ridge too Far by Amarinder Singh Falcon in my name by Maj. Gen. Kuldip Singh Bajwa Portrait of Courage: A century of the 5th battalion Sikh Regiment by Maj. Gen. P.K. Khanna, MVC and Pushpindar Singh Chopra Will have a review of these in the next couple of months.
by dsandhu
30 Oct 2002 23:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57383

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

What are the medals or ribbons for:

Air Chief's Commendation card

Army Commander's Commendation card

Air Commander's Commendation card

Thanks
by dsandhu
26 Oct 2002 01:59
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2002
Replies: 38
Views: 3461

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2002

<img src="http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20021025/pun1.jpg" alt="" />

Officials show Pak-made pistols and ammo recovered from border village of Daoke, Amritsar
by dsandhu
25 Oct 2002 21:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

Jagan It was the other way around, The Fairy tale started after the movie ;) . Untill the mid sixties there was only a shrine and the defence locality of 4 Garhwal was named Jaswant Garh. Then a temple was built and all the various stories started flying around. The two other persons who attacked th...
by dsandhu
25 Oct 2002 21:01
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 57383

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

ASPaur

The medal looks like the Sainya Seva Medal. Its awarded for non operational duties in hard or severe climates. There is a bar for service in J&K, NEFA,Assam and couple of other stuff. I remenber my dad had one of those with 4 bars.

JAI HO!
by dsandhu
24 Oct 2002 20:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War
Replies: 224
Views: 46132

Re: Remembering a War: The 1962 Indo-China War

The article regarding Rifleman Jaswant Singh of 4 Garhwal Rifles is pure bakwas , regarding his head bust etc. Jaswant Singh was killed when he and two others attached a chinese machine gun position which was causing trouble on one of the flanks of 4 Garhwal rifles. These guys managed to put the chi...
by dsandhu
17 Sep 2002 21:52
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Missed opportunities Indo-Pak War 1965 by Maj. Gen. Lachhman Singh Lehl, Natraj Pub. Dehradun, 1997, 364 p. ills and maps. Maj.Gen Lehl a Gunner who won the VrC for operations in Jammu sector in 1948 and then went on to command the 20 Inf. Div. in the Eastern Sector during the 1971 war has written ...
by dsandhu
17 Sep 2002 20:12
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Books that cover IAF and its History
Replies: 69
Views: 28854

Re: Books that cover IAF and its History

A Delightful account of an ace pilot

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020915/spectrum/book6.htm

Another review of the book about Arjan Singh published by Rupa
by dsandhu
11 Sep 2002 01:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Operation Rescue: military operations in Jammu & Kashmir 1947-49 by Maj. S. K. Sinha, Vision Books 1979 Yes the author is the same Gen. Sinha who was superceeded by Gen. Vaidya for the army chief's post. The author wrote this book in 1959 but could not publish it untill 1979 ( Nehru and IG at w...
by dsandhu
09 Sep 2002 20:45
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Jagan Is the book about Col. C. Rinchen MVC & Bar published by the Dehradun based company which also published, Hunters of Longewala? There are a number of regimental histories books published by various regimental centers, any idea how to obtain one of them in India? Most of these deal with pos...
by dsandhu
25 Aug 2002 22:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 64732

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Starting from 1948 sounds like a good idea. hope I can follow it. I dont have time to figure out titles by a,b,c,.... :( :( I wholly endorse Jagan's wite up about Battles of Zojila. Well here are some of the books that I have recently read. 1. Pakistan's Criminal Folly in Kashmir by Lt. Gen. M.L. Ch...
by dsandhu
07 Aug 2002 20:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Books that cover IAF and its History
Replies: 69
Views: 28854

Re: Books that cover IAF and its History

Jagan
Any idea what the books by Group Cap. Ranbir Singh are about (Footprints of courage...)?. I have read a couple of articles where these books are reffered too but can find these books in any of the book sellers in N. India or even in the libraies of some US universties?

Thanks
by dsandhu
07 Aug 2002 20:25
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Books that cover IAF and its History
Replies: 69
Views: 28854

Re: Books that cover IAF and its History

Impressive list Jagan

Where is the BR Hyderabad Library located? :( :o :mad : o be avoided at all cost
by dsandhu
23 Jul 2002 20:09
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002
Replies: 33
Views: 3695

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002

Fauji Beat:

.TA has done the country proud
.Discrimination against ex-servicemen
.Qualifications for recruitment

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020723/cth1.htm#6
by dsandhu
13 Jul 2002 01:22
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002
Replies: 33
Views: 3695

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002

Sainik Samachar

http://mod.nic.in/samachar/july1-02/index.htm

Passing out Parade at GRC Kamptee
Kudos to Heroes
Attestation Parade for Recruits (Raj Rif)
India-US Defence policy group
Pop with a Difference (IMA Passing out Parade)
by dsandhu
09 Jul 2002 18:38
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002
Replies: 33
Views: 3695

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - July 2002

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2002/20020709/cth1.htm#14

Fauji Beat:

1. Stagnation forces officers to quit army
2. Gallantry awards
by dsandhu
02 Jul 2002 20:00
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 30093

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Rakesh
You may want to add this link or article to the 1961 Goa liberation page.

Forgotten battles of Daman and Diu by Anil Shorey

http://www.tribuneindia.com/1999/99feb21/sunday/head3.htm#1
by dsandhu
02 Jul 2002 19:37
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!
Replies: 76
Views: 30093

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Five Years!

Great Job Rakesh! All the best in the future. A question about the July updates: Regarding the army senior officers list, the new appointments for deputy chiefs dont take place until Aug 31st and some of the new corps commanders are not promoted to Lt. Gen's until mid august :D Typo or just covering...
by dsandhu
21 Feb 2002 17:45
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM
Replies: 59
Views: 24799

Re: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM

Babui I am not sure how the wound medal is awarded or even if one gets a second or third one like the Purple Heart., but even other security forces like BSF, IPBF, CRPF can get them too for wounds sustained during internal security.<p>In the early 90's I talked with a number of Jawans from Garhwal R...
by dsandhu
20 Feb 2002 19:47
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM
Replies: 59
Views: 24799

Re: Rising Star: Maj. Gen. Dalbir Singh AVSM, VrC, VSM

Babui<p> The wound medal is a good thing because this is one of the few medals you get without any of the giri's ( chamcha or babu). It was started in the 1980's but is back dated regarding the awards. You can get the wound medal both during war and CI operations. Its like a red cross flag. The midd...

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