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by AmanC
08 Jun 2004 17:12
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 110236

Re: Kargil Revisited

HT Chandigarh, June 8 ‘Point 5353 under Pak control’ Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, June 7 FIVE YEARS after the conclusion of the Kargil war, the controversy over Point 5353 in Dras sector still rages on with Brigadier Surinder Singh, former Kargil brigade Commander, alleging that the feature is ...
by AmanC
08 Jun 2004 17:09
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 110236

Re: Kargil Revisited

Manvendra,
Point 5353 is in Pakistani hands. The Army HQs has admitted this to me in a written statement.
by AmanC
10 May 2004 20:33
Forum: The Kargil Archive
Topic: Kargil Revisited
Replies: 329
Views: 110236

Re: Kargil Revisited

How about starting a discussion of the lessons learnt and implemented after Op Vijay? Considering the fact that we are approaching the fifth anniversary of 'Kargil' it may help in correlating facts and information. Ray, why don't you begin by giving some inputs. For example it woule be interesting t...
by AmanC
03 May 2004 16:12
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - May 2004
Replies: 36
Views: 7639

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - May 2004

HT Chandigarh dated May 3, 2004 (no archives) Reduction in residual service for Army Commanders mooted Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, May 2 The Army top brass is contemplating a new system for selection of Army Commanders wherein the residual service required for the appointment will be reduced f...
by AmanC
27 Apr 2004 18:19
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004
Replies: 44
Views: 8139

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004

Weekly defence column "Reveille" HT Chandigarh, April 27 (no archives) New MD for CSD Maj Gen Jayanta Kumar Mohanty, presently commanding an infantry division in Jammu and Kashmir, is slated to join as Managing Director of Canteen Stores Department. Though it is not a key operations or staff appoint...
by AmanC
26 Apr 2004 17:20
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004
Replies: 44
Views: 8139

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004

Army Chief to take part in Ambala war game [Hindustan Times, 26 April 2004] Man Aman Singh Chhina in Chandigarh The Chief of Army Staff, General N.C. Vij, will be visiting HQ 2 Corps in Ambala to observe and take part in a large-scale war game that began on 25 April 2004. The war game is expected t...
by AmanC
13 Apr 2004 18:56
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 43655

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Hey I've located 4 Kumaon, the battalion which was the first to set foot on Saltoro. I'm gonna do a feature on them.
Secondly, the IAF PR apparatus SUCKS :cool: .
by AmanC
13 Apr 2004 18:51
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 43655

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Two decades of Siachen HT Sunday Magazine, Chd Edition April 11, no archives Man Aman Singh chhina On April 13 it will be exact 20 years to the day when the first Indian troops set foot on Bilafond La on the Saltoro Range, thus marking the beginning of Operation Meghdoot-an effort by the Indian Arm...
by AmanC
08 Apr 2004 18:19
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004
Replies: 44
Views: 8139

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - April 2004

Tehelka scam: Colonel’s court martial begins at Chandimandir HT Chandigarh, April 8, no archives Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, April 7 THE ARMY has begun the General Courts Martial (GCM) of Col Anil Sehgal, one of the officers allegedly caught accepting bribe on camera from undercover journalis...
by AmanC
04 Apr 2004 17:05
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 43655

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Originally posted by Jagan: [b]Siachen soldiers receive President and his gift http://www.expressindia.com/kashmir/full_story.php?content_id=44330 as Kalam ventured as far as Kumar Forward Logistic Base, named after Col Kumar who took one of the earliest mountaineering expeditions into the region a...
by AmanC
04 Apr 2004 10:31
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force - News Folder - April 2004
Replies: 34
Views: 5424

Re: Indian Air Force - News Folder - April 2004

Were training for US trip [Hindustan Times, 04 April 2004] Chandigarh: The two Jaguars belonging to Ambala air base, which crashed near Sonmarg on April 2, are believed to have been on a training sortie for taking part in Exercise Cope Thunder 2004 to be held in USA in June this year. Air Force sou...
by AmanC
25 Mar 2004 18:16
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 43655

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Jagan,
Right you are and thanks for reminding me. 4 Kumaon was the first to occupy Bilafond la led by Capt Sanjay Kulkarni. I think the national flag was hoisted there on Aptil 13. Thanks a lot (Heil Jagan).
Now if someone could help with the Cdr 102 bde and GOC 3 Div I would be eternally grateful.
by AmanC
25 Mar 2004 17:14
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge
Replies: 85
Views: 43655

Re: Celebrating 20 years of victory on the Saltoro Ridge

Can anybody identify the battalions involved in the launch of Op Meghdoot. And who was commander 102 Bde and GOC 3 Inf Div during the time?
by AmanC
15 Mar 2004 12:50
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - March 2004
Replies: 22
Views: 4369

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - March 2004

After J&K, Armoured regiments off to HP (HT Chandigarh, March 15, no archives) Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, March 14 IN A departure from tradition, the Indian Army has started deploying Armoured regiments in Infantry locations at high-altitude field areas. To begin with, a Cavalry regiment...
by AmanC
14 Mar 2004 12:12
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 156841

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

When the nation forgets its brave soldiers (HT Chandigarh, 14 March, no archives) Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, 13 March ONE OF the unique aspects of the War Decorated India convention, which began today, was the presence of the grandson of a civilian decorated with Mahavir Chakra (MVC). Ghulam...
by AmanC
14 Mar 2004 12:09
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Profiles in Heroism: Archive
Replies: 434
Views: 156841

Re: Profiles in Heroism: Archive

War heroes gather for WDI convention (HT Chandigarh,14 March, no archives) HT Correspondent Chandigarh, 13 March FOR A city used to seeing many conventions being held here, this one was certainly with a difference. Around 100 war heroes and their dependents gathered at Tagore Theatre to take part i...
by AmanC
02 Mar 2004 13:36
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army - News Folder - March 2004
Replies: 22
Views: 4369

Re: Indian Army - News Folder - March 2004

Army showcases firepower in Divya Astra (HT Chandigarh, No archives) Man Aman Singh Chhina Mahajan Ranges (Rajasthan), 1 March THE FIELD firing ranges at Mahajan reverberated with the sound of artillery gunfire, rockets launched by aircraft and the potent weaponry of the newly-inducted T-90 tank as...
by AmanC
05 Dec 2003 12:07
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- December 2003
Replies: 25
Views: 3397

Re: Indian Air Force -- News Folder -- December 2003

AN-32 CRASH LANDING SCARE Hindustan Times Chandigarh, December 5 (no archives) It was narrow escape, twice Aircraft first develops problem with the landing gear and then collides with blue bull on runway Man Aman Singh Chhina Chandigarh, December 4 THE AN-32 transport aircraft that developed proble...
by AmanC
18 Nov 2003 12:48
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003

Results of promotion boards of Maj Gens Hindustan Times, Chandigarh weekly defence column, Nov 18 Reveille Top changes in offing A total of 14 officers of the rank of Major General have been cleared for promotion to the coveted rank of Lt General. According to the list declassified last week, while...
by AmanC
14 Nov 2003 15:10
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003

Army Chief to attend 225th raising day of 2 Guards [Hindustan Times, 14 November 2003] The second battalion of the Brigade of Guards (1st Grenadiers) will celebrate its 225th Raising Day on November 22nd somewhere in the western sector. The Chief of Army Staff, General N.C. Vij, will take part in t...
by AmanC
09 Nov 2003 13:17
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003

Spirited reunion for doughty 4 Gorkha HT Correspondent [Hindustan Times, 09 November 2003] Subathu: The doughty spirit of the officers and men of the Gorkha Rifles was all pervasive at the reunion of the 4th Gorkha Rifles (GR), one of the oldest regiments of the Army, being held at Subathu Cantonme...
by AmanC
09 Nov 2003 13:16
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003
Replies: 42
Views: 4193

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- November 2003

Lt Gen Chaki: Maoist rebels targeting Gorkha soldiers [Hindustan Times, 09 November 2003] By Man Aman Singh Chhina Subathu (Solan): Maoist rebels in Nepal had started targeting Gorkha soldiers of Indian Army visiting their native villages in Nepal by asking for help in imparting military training t...
by AmanC
29 Oct 2003 17:55
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2003
Replies: 49
Views: 7003

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- October 2003

Army HQs frowns at 'Save TA' letters [Hindustan Times, 29 October 2003] The Army Headquarters is learnt to have taken a serious note of the recent development in the Territorial Army (TA), where officers are receiving letters protesting the widespread changes introduced by the Additional Director G...
by AmanC
27 Oct 2003 18:11
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs
Replies: 159
Views: 75762

Re: Indian Army - Revolution in Military Affairs

Corps of Signals is indeed revolutionising its approach to the task of communications support to the formations and quite a lot has been achieved on ground. Since I'm a Signals brat I will try my best to refrain from eugolising the Signallers :) . The real target of course will only be achieved when...
by AmanC
27 Oct 2003 12:41
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: MiG-21 News & Discussion
Replies: 132
Views: 33192

Re: MiG-21 News & Discussion

Jagan,
What's the source of Abhijeet Gadgil's case study? You've said open source but have not given the exact name. Could you share it with us?
Regards
by AmanC
24 Sep 2003 12:52
Forum: News Folders Archive
Topic: Indian Army -- News Folder -- September 2003
Replies: 37
Views: 3874

Re: Indian Army -- News Folder -- September 2003

Jordan Valley Battle Honour Day celebrated by Deccan Horse [Hindustan Times, 23 September 2003] By Man Aman Singh Chhina, Chandigarh The Deccan Horse, a cavalry regiment with over two centuries of tradition in valour and courage, celebrated its 'Jordan Valley Battle Honour Day' today. It was in the...
by AmanC
18 Aug 2003 20:23
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Badges, Patches, Insignia, Medals & Uniforms
Replies: 197
Views: 67500

Re: Military Medals, Ribbons and Patches

Originally posted by ehsmang: I was talking to a friend who happens to know a Retd DG of Punjab Police. The retd DG is a avid medals collector and has a very exclusive collection. Would it not be a good idea to contact him? Yeah, that would be Sarabjeet Singh, former DGP and now DGP civil defence.
by AmanC
14 Aug 2003 16:35
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years
Replies: 23
Views: 17058

Re: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years

Jagan, Lets not defend the impossible. Back in 1987 this kind of media attention, which started after Kargil, was simply not there. On top of it the army was busy playing Brass Tacks games of Gen Sundarji. I have seen the copy of letter written to the COAS secretariat clearly specifying the place of...
by AmanC
13 Aug 2003 10:18
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years
Replies: 23
Views: 17058

Re: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years

Hindustan Times Dated July 13 AN-12 crash site offers little clue Man Aman Singh Chhina (Manali, August 12) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pieces of bones, hair with scalp, towels, boots, bedsheets and aircraft parts are some of the remains of the AN...
by AmanC
13 Aug 2003 10:06
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years
Replies: 23
Views: 17058

Re: The An-12 that went missing for 35 Years

I was in Manali for three days to cover the story. Unfortunately our Delhi edition does not seem to have used my pieces which have remained confined to Chandigarh edition. What I found was that the army new about the location of the wreckage way back in 1987 but did not do anything about it. I spoke...
by AmanC
03 Jul 2003 12:27
Forum: BR Nostalgia Archive
Topic: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!
Replies: 66
Views: 31045

Re: Bharat Rakshak Celebrates Six Years!

Bash on regardless.
by AmanC
16 Jun 2003 23:29
Forum: Military History Archive
Topic: India's Generals who made an Impact
Replies: 104
Views: 56104

Re: India's Generals who made an Impact

Originally posted by bishwa:
That was not combat related. That helicopter crash was caused by weather/technical reasons.
The chopper hit electric high tension wires while taking off. The Gen and his wife plus all others were burnt alive.

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