Indian Army -- News Folder -- January 2003

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Postby member_201 » 02 Jan 2003 00:27

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<A HREF="http://www.nepalnews.com.np/contents/englishweekly/spotlight/2003/jan/jan03/national2.htm">Nepal Army chief visits India</A>

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Brigade of Guards inducts 146 recruits

http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/holnus/04041607.htm

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<img src="http://us.news2.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/p/ap/20030108/capt.1042051631.india_pakistan_ny191.jpg" alt="" />

Indian Army soldiers use detectors during de-mining operations near the India Pakistan border in Punjab region, India, in this Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2003 photo. Pakistani and Indian troops are trudging home, and technicians on both sides of the mountainous border are removing tens of thousands of mines.

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Postby Vasu » 12 Jan 2003 23:51

Naga Regiment is among Army's most battle-hardened
(IANS, 13 January 2003)


NEW DELHI: As the Government talks to rebel leaders to end a dragging insurgency in Nagaland, the Army continues to recruit young men from the northeastern State for one of its most battle-hardened regiments. And though the Naga Regiment is the Army's youngest, its short-stature but tough soldiers have earned a reputation as fierce warriors through their actions in the 1971 war with Pakistan, the Kargil border conflict of 1999 and countless counter-insurgency operations. Every year, dozens of Naga youths travel hundreds of kilometres from their troubled state to the Naga Regiment's headquarters at Ranikhet in Uttaranchal to participate in recruitment rallies, hoping to follow in the footsteps of predecessors who have won some of India's highest gallantry awards. The origins of the regiment can be traced back to the insurgency that New Delhi is now trying to end through the high-level talks with Thuingaleng Muivah and Isak Chisi Swu, leaders of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland.

In the 1950s, when the Naga Hills, then a part of the undivided Assam State, were affected by insurgency, a gathering of Naga tribal leaders called the Naga People's Convention drew up a charter of demands, including the creation of a separate State for the Nagas and a new entity for them in the Army. The State of Nagaland was formed in 1963 but the first battalion of the Naga Regiment was raised only seven years later. In addition to manpower drawn from the Kumaon, Garhwal and Gorkha regiments, 69 surrendered Naga insurgents too were recruited from rehabilitation camps in Nagaland. But even before some of these soldiers could complete their training, the Naga Regiment was moved to the eastern borders when war broke out with Pakistan in 1971. It took part in heavy fighting and won a Vir Chakra and three Sena Medals. The regiment's second battalion, raised in February 1985, played a key role in counter-insurgency operations along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

But the Naga regiment suffered heavy casualties when its soldiers were among the first units rushed to the Kargil sector in 1999 to evict Pakistan-backed intruders who occupied strategic heights along the LoC. During this conflict, Naga soldiers played a key role in recapturing several features, including a mountain that was later renamed 'Naga Hill'. The then army chief, Gen V P Malik, awarded a 'unit citation' to the second battalion of the Naga Regiment for its performance during the battles of Twin Bump and a raid on enemy mortar positions in July 1999. Despite being wounded in hand-to-hand combat with intruders in the battle for Tiger Hill in early July 1999, Sipai Stanzin of the second battalion volunteered for another mission to recapture an important feature in the Mushkoh Valley days later. In this operation, he fought Pakistan intruders atop a hill for eight hours despite being hit by bullets in the stomach and shoulder. He killed at least five intruders by slitting their throats with his khukri and refused to leave his post till the enemy was repulsed. Naga soldiers serving with other army formations too earned a reputation as formidable fighters during the Kargil conflict.

Among them was Lt N Kengurutse of the Rajputana Rifles, who was killed in the Drass sector in June 1999 while carrying out a daring attack on an enemy position. After his comrades were bogged down by enemy fire, Kengurutse climbed a slippery mountain with bare feet and a rope to clear the way for other soldiers. "The Naga soldiers have more than proved their mettle in the battlefield and shown that people from the so-called alienated states of the northeast can easily become a part of the mainstream," said a Naga Regiment officer who did not want to be named.

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Soldiers of the Rajputana Rifles regiment take part in a full dress rehearsal for the upcoming Army Day, in New Delhi on Monday. The Annual Army Day is celebrated on January 15th

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Rashtriya Rifles to be in R-Day parade
(Intelligence Online, 11 January 2003)


The Rashtriya Rifles (RR) is likely to participate in the Republic Day parade for the first time alongwith 12 other contingents of the Indian Army as a formal acknowledgement of its role in combating terrorism in Jammu & Kashmir. Defence sources say that the government is keen to project the Rashtriya Rifles as a part of its defence forces although it operates under the Union home ministry. The 36-battalion-strong Rashtriya Rifles was raised in 1990 as a light elite counter-insurgency force and comprises army deputationists.

The RR was first deployed in Jammu and Kashmir in 1993 and has been continuously engaged in counter-insurgency operations since. Officials further revealed that the Republic Day parade would display nuclear-capable Agni-I, Prithvi, Tungushka and Brahmos missiles, Arjun tanks and Bofors guns, Lancer attack helicopters, full-width mine ploughs, and mobile decontamination system to be used in nuclear-biological-chemical warfare. But no decision has been taken to display the on-trial T-90 main battle tank and OSA-AK missiles.

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Tank battle between MoD and Army HQ
(Intelligence Online, 14 January 2003)


The Army Headquarters is caught in a bind on including one if its latest acquisitions, the T-90S tanks, in this year's Republic Day parade. While the defence ministry is keen that the tank be paraded in its full splendour, the military establishment is split over the most unexpected of questions: whether to paint the tanks fresh or not?

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A battle-tank rolls into the Field Marshal Manekshaw grounds in Bangalore on Tuesday in the backdrop of smoke, as part of the Army Day Investiture ceremony.

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Something official about it: Coke ties up with Army

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J&K government to raise anti-terror force

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Praveen Swami's article on NC Vij - good read

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Mohan Guruswmy's article on the '62 War - on lesson's not learn't

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