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by Shahid Zaki
09 May 2001 12:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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INDIAN NAVY AWARD WINNERS:<P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1400)-21-11-2000]8-5-large.jpg[/img] <BR>Lieutenant (E) Daya Shankar DSC, RIN <BR>Lieutenant (E) Daya Shankar was awarded the distinguished service cross for his bravery during the Second World War while serving with HMIS 'Lawrence' in the ...
by Shahid Zaki
09 May 2001 12:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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INDIAN NAVY AWARD WINNERS<P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1523)-27-11-2000]Krishnan-large.jpg[/img] <BR>Lieutenant Nilakanta Krishnan DSC, RIN <BR>Lieutenant Krishnan was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his bravery during the capture of Abadan in the Persian Gulf. HMIS 'Investigator', a...
by Shahid Zaki
09 May 2001 11:56
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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INDIAN AIR FORCE AWARD WINNERS:<P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1406)-21-11-2000]8-6-large.jpg[/img] <BR>Pilot Officer Calendar Eknath Sukthanker DFC, No 83 Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve. <BR>Pilot Officer Sukthanker was the first Indian Officer in the RAF to win the Distinguished Flying Cross. H...
by Shahid Zaki
08 May 2001 10:20
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Stories Of Courage against adversity:<P>The accounts of how the highest gallantry awards were won. These provide us with shining examples of courage, honour and will against adversity.<P>source: Victoria Cross Reference<BR>link:http://www.chapter-one.com/vc/default.asp<P>YESHWANT GHADGE <BR>Naik, 5t...
by Shahid Zaki
07 May 2001 14:57
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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<P>Gorkha rifles contingent march down rajpath 26 Jan 2001 just as their forfathers.<BR> http://mod.nic.in/samachar/16feb01/image/9b.jpg <P>102 Infantry Battalion(TA) of the Territorial Army marches past Rajpath. The concept of TA originated during second world war era.<BR> http://mod.nic.in/samacha...
by Shahid Zaki
07 May 2001 08:01
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Stories Of Courage against adversity:<P>On this thread I will post the accounts of how the highest gallantry awards were won. These provide us with shining examples of courage, honour and will against adversity.<P>source: Victoria Cross Reference<BR>link:http://www.chapter-one.com/vc/default.asp<P>H...
by Shahid Zaki
07 May 2001 07:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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I am posting an excerpt below, the whole article is available fro the URL at the end.<P>Valor of Indian soldiers in World War II is discussed:<BR>BY PRAVIN DESAI<P>Officers of two naval ships, INS Ganga and INS Ranjit, led by Rear Adm. V.S. Shekhawat (later chief of the Indian Navy), visited Karen W...
by Shahid Zaki
06 May 2001 15:38
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Tradition Lives On:<P>Guard of Honour of the Royal Gurkha Rifles on parade. Royal Gurkha Rifles was created from 2,6,7th and 10th Gurkha Rifle Regiments which were all part of the Indian Army prior to thier allocation to the British Army in 1947.<P>1,3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11th Gurkha Rifle Regiments rem...
by Shahid Zaki
06 May 2001 15:27
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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To the members who have commented above,<P>Thanks again, it is the interest of the members like you which makes the dedication possible to our brethren in the armed forces both past and present.
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 21:59
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Prasenjit and LNS,<BR>Thanks for the comments.<BR>Actually, it is the type of Indian Army Soldiers and Officers above, that provided the solid foundation do build upon after the Independence. As you can see, the fruits of their labour are with us but their names may sometimes slip our memory.<P>
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 15:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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FAMOUS MILITARY COMMANDERS OF INDIAN ARMY ORIGIN:<P>Continued....<P>FIELD MARSHALL Claude John Eyre Auchinleck<BR>1ST PUNJAB REGIMENT, INDIAN ARMY<BR> http://209.204.189.49/images/brit/auchinleck.jpg <BR>Commanded British Eighth Army in North Africa. Set the foundation for the campaign against the f...
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 13:34
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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ROLL OF HONOR:<P>Indian Army Highest Gallantry Award(VC) winners :<P><BR>These were the Bravest of the Brave,a true source of Inspiration. <BR>The list below is partial, I will post part 2 of the Highest award HONOR ROLL soon.<P>2/Lieutenant Premindra Singh Bhagat <BR>Bombay Sappers and Miners <BR> ...
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 12:46
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Examples of INDIAN ARMY divisional badges during the war, some of these badges continue to this day, a living memorial to the thousands of brave men that did not come back.<P>First Badge is of the 4th Indian Division that struck the decisive blow against the Nazi forces during the battle of El Alame...
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 12:26
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Indian Army Sherman tank in the Burma war front, 1944. Notice the battle hardened image of these brave men.<P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1246)-20-11-2000]6-17-large.jpg[/img] <BR> <P>Recce patrol of men of an Indian regiment in the Tiber Valley, Italy, August, 1944. <P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/da...
by Shahid Zaki
05 May 2001 09:18
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Kaushal and Manavendra,<BR>Thanks for your support, I will continue to gather information and post it on this thread.
by Shahid Zaki
02 May 2001 03:09
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Just found out that Brig. W.D.A. Lentaigne, who commanded an Indian Chindit Brigade was also the first commandant of Staff college, India.<p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 01-05-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
01 May 2001 20:31
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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<B>THE 19th INDIAN INFANTRY DIVISION</B><BR> http://www.burma-star.ex-forces.org.uk/images/19inddiv.jpg <BR>Headquarters Brigade<BR>7th Light Cavalry<BR>8th K.G.O. Cavalry<BR>11th Btn Sikh Regt (M/Gun)<BR>1st Btn 15th Punjab Regt<BR> 1st Btn The Assam Regt<P><B>Divisional Artillery</B><BR>26th. 28th...
by Shahid Zaki
01 May 2001 20:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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<B>23rd INDIAN DIVISION, BURMA FRONT</B><BR> http://www.burma-star.ex-forces.org.uk/images/23inddiv.jpg <BR>Notice Ist BN ASSAM REGT under 1st Infantry Brigade.<P><B>Headquarters Brigade</B><BR>5th Btn 15th Punjab Regt<BR>8th Btn Punjab Regt (M/Gun)<BR>2nd Btn 10th Hyderabad Regt<P><B>Divisional Art...
by Shahid Zaki
01 May 2001 20:14
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Dsandhu,<BR>Thanks for the correction, I will go ahead and make the change. In the meantime if you could find info on SIKH LI's ww2 contribution let me know
by Shahid Zaki
30 Apr 2001 12:37
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Following Indian Units formed part of the famous Chindits, the elite strike force in the far east front.<P>77th Infantry (Indian) Brigade: Brig. J.M. Calvert <P>1st Lancashire Fusilers <P>1st South Staffordshire regt. <P>1st King‘s regt. <P>3/6th Gurkha rifles <P>3/9th Gurkha rifles <P>111st Infantr...
by Shahid Zaki
30 Apr 2001 01:35
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Views: 53622

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Manavendra,<BR>Thanks for the support, I hope this thread is archived for the benefit of those amnog us who know little about India's contribution to victory over adversity in second world war.
by Shahid Zaki
29 Apr 2001 15:08
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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An army Jeep besides a pagoda in Burma, reminiscent of battles fought here. It was Indian army that saved far-east and the invasion of India by the Japanese via Burma.<P> http://www.656squadron.org/Alain%20pics/jeep%20stupa.jpg <p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 04-05-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
29 Apr 2001 14:27
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Notice Brig. Thimmaya's name, he went on to become Chief Of the Army Staff.<P>Also, 1/18 Garhwal Rifles of the 71st Brigade is my father's battalion. My own childhood was spent in the environs this unit in the early 1980s.<P><BR><B>26th INDIAN DIVISION, FAR EAST FRONT</B><P> http://www.burma-star.ex...
by Shahid Zaki
29 Apr 2001 14:02
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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This is how San Felice, Italy looks today<BR>8th Indian Division captured this town from the Germans after heavy fighting.<BR>[img]http://cso.ulb.ac.be/~msebille/msan.jpg"%20WIDTH="600[/img]<SMALL><p>[This message has been edited by Jagan (edited 01-05-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
29 Apr 2001 00:36
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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SIKH LI was known as SIKH Pioneers in during WW2, awaiting information about its war time service. <P>[img]http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/LAND-FORCES/Army/Images/0058.jpg"%20%20width="600[/img]<BR><p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 06-05-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
28 Apr 2001 15:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Field Marshall Slim, Commander of 14th Army<BR>and Ex Gurkha Officer<BR> Image
by Shahid Zaki
27 Apr 2001 11:45
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Manvendra,<BR>Thanks for the great links, all of them very informative.
by Shahid Zaki
27 Apr 2001 08:18
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Jagan,<BR>I wanted the pictures that are the on links above to come on the thread. How does one do that I tried [img]and[/img] does not seem to be working. Your help is appreciated, by the way I am also form Hyderabad currently in US.<BR>Thanks
by Shahid Zaki
27 Apr 2001 07:42
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Members of the Indian Armoured Corps of the 8th Army, San Felice, with local boys. <BR> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1023)-20-11-2000]5-2-large.jpg[/img] <P>Men from the Rajput Regiment, Burma, 1944. <P> [img]http://www.mod.uk/data/[(1214)-20-11-2000]6-9-large.jpg[/img] <P>Bren gunner gives cover t...
by Shahid Zaki
27 Apr 2001 06:37
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
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Jagan,<BR>Thanks for the great images of Indian Air Force heroes. The link that you pointed to also has other great pictures, I will post these shortly.<p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 26-04-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
26 Apr 2001 20:24
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53622

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LNS,<BR>I know a source, let me know what aspects you are interested in.<p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 26-04-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
26 Apr 2001 18:00
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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STRUCTURE OF THE DIVISION: (Order of Battle 1942)<P><BR>17th INDIAN INFANTRY DIVISION, BURMA CAMPAIGN<P>Divisional Artillery<BR>129th Fld Regt (Royal Artillery)<BR>82nd A/Tank Regt (Royal Artillery)<BR>1st Indian Fld Regt (Indian Artillery)<BR>2nd Indian A/Tank Regt (Indian Artillery)<BR>21st.28th.2...
by Shahid Zaki
26 Apr 2001 17:55
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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<B>7th INDIAN DIVISION, in Burma Campaign</B><P> http://www.burma-star.ex-forces.org.uk/images/7inddiv.jpg <P>DIVISIONAL COMMANDERS<BR>Maj/Gen Sir F. Messervy (K.B.E. C.B. D.S.O.) later Lt/Gen<BR>Maj/Gen G.C. Evans (C.B.E. D.S.O.) <P><BR><B>Headquarters Brigade</B><BR>13th Frontier Force Rifles (M/G...
by Shahid Zaki
23 Apr 2001 16:54
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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My father was commissioned into 1st Bn Garhwal Rifles which was raised in 1887, this later became 6 MECH INF. He later raised and commanded 15 MECH INF in 1981, the first orginal MECH INF Battalion of the Indian Army.<p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 23-04-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
23 Apr 2001 16:53
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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Prahri,<BR>My last town in India was Mhow(next to Indore) before coming to US. I am pretty familiar with Mhow and Indore.
by Shahid Zaki
23 Apr 2001 14:53
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
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I noticed an error in the list, 6th punjab should be actually 16th punjab. I have corrected this in the original post.<p>[This message has been edited by Shahid Zaki (edited 23-04-2001).]
by Shahid Zaki
23 Apr 2001 14:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53622

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Thank you respondents,<BR>interesting facts seem to be coming to light. Thats the idea behind a topic like this, to get a sense of history.
by Shahid Zaki
22 Apr 2001 09:22
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53622

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I will post the current titles of these units as I gather information on them.
by Shahid Zaki
22 Apr 2001 09:21
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II
Replies: 115
Views: 53622

Supreme Valour: IA Units in World War II

Friends,<BR>I am posting information on the Indian army units that fought in the Far east, North African and European theater during second world war. Even as time passes the memory of their valour will continue to live in the new generations of Indian Army offficers and men. <P>This is a rememberan...
by Shahid Zaki
26 Dec 2000 07:41
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Samba Spy Case - Justice at Last
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Re: Samba Spy Case - Justice at Last

I believe CAPT. RATHOR and bunch of other officers were UNJUSTLY accused of espionage in the SAMBA case. <P>AS ALWAYS WE MANAGE TO GET THE INNOCENTS BEHIND THE BARS.<P>MOCKERY OF JUSTICE.

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