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by Shishir
19 Oct 2004 20:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 63940

Sainik Samachar now sports a new look and includes a belated update(April and May).
Sainik Samachar
by Shishir
07 Oct 2004 05:57
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 63940

Found this website of a former IN officer. Contains some good photos of his training, life in Navy etc. Good site... Naval academy More training Sailing Expedition from Vizag to Port Blair Gen Sundarji's letter Batchmates Batchmates http://debashis1.tripod.com/dunmore/dunmore.htm
by Shishir
30 Aug 2004 19:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 62480

Image In this picture taken back in 95', the IA officer sports a shoulder patch featuring a Cobra. Initially I thought this was a patch of one of the armoured divisions but later found that this was not the case. Can someone identify the unit represented by the patch? p.s: Also note the chart in th...
by Shishir
24 Aug 2004 21:55
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 62480

Jagan,
Thanks!!
by Shishir
24 Aug 2004 21:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 62480

Couple of questions with regards to the pictures of Major Rathore below.. 1. The orange patches above the right pocket - Is this army related(Army marksmanship unit maybe??) or is this something to do with the Olympics? 2. What is the silver coloured button shaped object/patch on the left pocket? 3....
by Shishir
19 Aug 2004 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 62480

In the picture below, members of the expedition team sport 'SCOUTS' patches on their shoulders. Ladakh Scouts??
Also what does the insignia on the green berets signify?
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by Shishir
15 Aug 2004 02:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

BSF personnel honoured for gallantry.

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by Shishir
15 Aug 2004 02:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Independence Day 2004 Gallantry awards New Delhi, August 14 Two Lieutenants of the Army have been awarded the Kirti Chakra, the nation’s second highest peacetime gallantry award on the occasion of Independence Day, for their fight against militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Lt Kanavdeep Singh and Lt Dh...
by Shishir
14 Aug 2004 03:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 63940

AWWA's website which was offline for a while is now back online.
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AWWA's Navy counterpart.
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by Shishir
14 Aug 2004 03:15
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 63940

ITBP's website sports a new look too though a bit slow to load. Again lots of new data including sector information etc.. http://itbpolice.nic.in Some neat pictures here.. Link to images ITBP's e-magazine with a nice plug for Arindam. Link Love this pic. Very James-Bondish 8) http://itbpolice.nic.in...
by Shishir
14 Aug 2004 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Defence Websites Watch
Replies: 211
Views: 63940

The Coast Guard have revamped their site as well. Very well organized with loads of information. IMO, the Coast Guard have the best website among all forces. http://www.indiancoastguard.org/index.html They also bring out a very informative newsletter on Maritime Search and Rescue. Link
by Shishir
11 Aug 2004 07:03
Forum: Military Exercises Archive
Topic: Exercise Co-operative Cope Thunder
Replies: 201
Views: 79922

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EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- An Indian Air Force member from the 78th Squadron prepares an IL-78 refueling aircraft to takeoff for a refueling mission during exercise Cooperative Cope here July 30. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
by Shishir
10 Aug 2004 03:19
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Major Sandeep Shankla (18 Dogra) - Op Rakshak http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040809/chd15.jpg Catption: Soldiers pay homage to Major Sandeep Shankla at the Shankla War Memorial in Sector 2, Panchkula PANCHKULA: He always believed in living without fear, and in being unconventional. Major Sandee...
by Shishir
05 Aug 2004 22:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

The creators of Lt Nawang Kapadia's website have created a new site in honour of Major Navneet Vats(4/3 GR) . (URL below) Wonderful information and some rare photos.. http://navneet.nawang.org/images/image057.jpg My Senior Subaltern by J. Chanda IC 53143F Maj Navneet Vats was my senior subaltern. Fo...
by Shishir
01 Aug 2004 00:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Head Constable Bachu Bhai Rathwa (Gujarat Police) NEW DELHI, JULY 5: Dressed in his khaki uniform of the Gujarat police, Head Constable Bachu Bhai Rathwa ( 38 ) stood out in the sea of the Army’s olive green at the Shaurya Chakra gallantry award distribution ceremony here today. The police colours ...
by Shishir
01 Aug 2004 00:42
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Captain Sajjan Singh (10 Para SF ) - Op Rakshak http://www.forceindia.net/Images/sajjan.jpg From forceindia.net NEW DELHI: Captain Sajjan Singh of the 10 Para (Special Forces) laid down his life on Friday after single-handedly tracking and gunning down three terrorists in Gundpur district, Baramull...
by Shishir
11 Jul 2004 04:59
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited - II
Replies: 182
Views: 84691

Re: Kargil Revisited - Thread 3

Looking back on Kargil war - by Gen V.P. Malik (retd) Five years downstream is a good time to look back on Kargil war. What were our major lessons? Have we overcome the shortcomings? In this article, I will confine myself to some macro level observations. Kargil war made it obvious to the political...
by Shishir
03 Jul 2004 03:09
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!
Replies: 162
Views: 70386

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Seven Years!

Congratulations and well done..BR has well and truly laid the foundations for the next generation(s) of "Bharat Rakshaks".

Thanks to all and Jai Hind
by Shishir
02 Jun 2004 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Constable Bindu Kumre - 88 (M) Bn (CRPF) JAWARKATHI (SEONI, MP), JANUARY 19: Jiski chandan ho gayi mati, wo hai gram Jawarkathi/Jisne chandan kar di mati, wo hai Bindu Kumre beti Sung in a choked voice, this dirge rose over the thousands who gathered at this nondescript village today to salute a da...
by Shishir
30 May 2004 05:02
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Captain Jha was profiled in the BBC series 'Commando' Captain Dilip Kumar Jha (7 Jat)- Op Parakram http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/mag/2002/10/27/images/2002102700170301.jpg Death in Kashmir is a routine and faceless affair. Earlier this month, a young army captain died in the Mendhar sector when his ...
by Shishir
30 May 2004 04:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Vinod Kumar Rana (37 RR) - Op Parakram NEW DELHI: The Government no longer takes special interest that it exhibited during the Kargil war to fly back bodies of the military personnel to their villages and cities for the last rites. When Major Vinod Kumar Rana of Deccan Horse fell to the milit...
by Shishir
30 May 2004 04:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Flight Lieutenant Bharat Kumar - IAF http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040209/cth13.jpg Mr Ajay Kumar Sharma, grief-stricken father of Flt-Lt Bharat (inset) who died in a MiG-23 crash in the Chandhan field firing range, about 40 km from Jaislmer, in Rajasthan on Saturday at his residence in Bartan...
by Shishir
30 Apr 2004 21:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 71264

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Jagan, Thanks for the information. You mention that the Reg/Div histories "were" published by X.. Does that mean that they are no longer published? Do the Regimental centers maintain copies which can be purchased by the general public? Also do you know if the Para Regt have their own Reg history? Al...
by Shishir
30 Apr 2004 21:14
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Books that cover Indian Armed Forces and its History
Replies: 260
Views: 71264

Re: Books that cover Indian Armed forces and its History

Originally posted by Jagan: I think both Dogra Regt and frontir force published thier official histories - FF should be available in Pakistan. A book seller contact of mine sells it for around 18$ + postage..let me know if interested I will give you his id. Div Histories - I have seen WW2 editions ...
by Shishir
29 Apr 2004 06:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Martyrs’ kin honoured Kumarhatti, April 24 The kin of 24 martyrs of the state who laid down their life for the country were honoured at the 14 Gorkha Training Centre in Subathu, 19 km from here, this morning. Brig S.S. Sambyal, Commandant of the Centre on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, gave bad...
by Shishir
29 Apr 2004 06:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Hav Dharam Pal Singh (7 Sikh) Amritsar, April 22 The last rites of Hav Dharam Pal Singh of 7 Sikh Light Infantry were performed with full military honours at his native village Ghanaurpur Kale today. The havildar died on duty in Imphal on April 17. The 72 Armour Regiment reversed arms and observed ...
by Shishir
16 Apr 2004 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Anurag Nauriyal (1/4 GR) - Op Rakshak Noida, March 20 Noida is home to many brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives for the nation and also those who have returned victorious to narrate tales of courage and heroism. With unrelenting courage and fierce determination, these bold soldiers...
by Shishir
16 Apr 2004 05:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Captain Arun Singh Jasrotia (9 Para SF) - Op Rakshak http://mod.nic.in/samachar/jan01-03/image/5a.jpg Ashok Chakra, the nation’s highest gallantry award during peace-time, has been awarded to two brave paratroopers—Capt Arun Jasrotia and Maj Sudhir Kumar Walia in 1996 and 2000 respectively. In fact...
by Shishir
16 Apr 2004 05:25
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Captain R Veera Raja Reddy (69 FD REGT) - Op Parakram The death of Captain R Veera Raja Reddy during a terrorist attack in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday night has left his family in Hyderabad totally devastated. The family received the news on Thursday afternoon, a relative told rediff....
by Shishir
16 Apr 2004 05:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Ushnisha Jaitley (3/11 GR) - Op Rakshak LUCKNOW: The body of Major Ushnisha Jaitley was cremated with full military honours here at Bhaisakund on Monday. He had made the supreme sacrifice while fighting terrorists at Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district on Saturday last. He is survived by a wife...
by Shishir
21 Mar 2004 07:40
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Ranbir Katoch (7 RR) - Op Rakshak NEW DELHI, Aug 24 — Major Ranbir Katoch of 7 Rashtriya Rifles, affiliated to the Punjab Regiment, was killed while trying to save his men during a counter insurgency operations at Sungan village in Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Saturday. Two hardcore ...
by Shishir
21 Mar 2004 07:36
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Inspector Shaheeda Parveen (Special Operations Group - J&K Police) RAJAURI, MARCH 29: When Shaheeda Parveen signed up for the Jammu and Kashmir Police, she ran smack into her very first hurdle: her family. "They put out a public advertisement in newspapers saying they had nothing to do with me,...
by Shishir
21 Mar 2004 07:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Padmanabha Sri Kumar (27 RR) - Op Rakshak NEW DELHI, Dec 15,1997: Major Padmanabha Sri Kumar was killed in an encounter with militants in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. ``He killed seven dreaded Hizbul Mujahideen militants and walked out of the ambush unscathed. But when on...
by Shishir
17 Mar 2004 05:29
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Amit Ahuja (2 Dogra) - Op Rakshak http://www.tribuneindia.com/2001/20010824/ind2.jpg Ambala, August 23 Major Amit Ahuja hailing from Ambala City had promised his family members and friends that he will return home soon. That promise was broken when Major Ahuja of 2 Dogra was killed in shellin...
by Shishir
17 Mar 2004 05:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Captain Nitin Chavan (115 Engr Regiment)- Op Rakshak PUNE, SEPT 14: Tragedy continues to strike the Chavan family. Around this time last year, Captain Nitin Chavan was in Pune to complete the last rites of his mother, Sunanda. She had gone to Mahad to offer thanksgiving prayers when her son was com...
by Shishir
16 Mar 2004 07:24
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Amit Sharma (27 RR) - Op Rakshak Meerut, March 15 The whole atmosphere here was charged with deep emotions as seven-year-old Abhijatya Sharma performed the last rites of his father, Major Amit Sharma, in the presence of hundreds of people who with tears in their eyes said goodbye to the brave...
by Shishir
16 Mar 2004 07:20
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 145368

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

Major Jagir Singh Khokri (7 Sikh) http://www.tribuneindia.com/2004/20040316/ldh6.jpg Ludhiana, March 15 The oldest war hero of the district, Major Jagir Singh Khokri (88 ) of 7 Battalion, Sikh Regiment, died at his residence in Barewal here after a brief illness on Saturday. The cremation will take...

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