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Re: Indian Army History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 23 Oct 2020 05:21

https://twitter.com/VinodDX9/status/131 ... 96322?s=20 ---> Possibly rarest of rare, last year managed to find out a good quality photo of the legend. Courtesy to owner, at this moment I really can't remember. The photo which inspired the famous portrait of Second Lieutenant Arun Khetarpal.

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Sapper’s Day Out: An untold tale of casual heroism of a combat engineer in 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War
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Re: Indian Army History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 15 Dec 2020 00:20

What a wonderful life! Wow!

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1337301446929223680?s=20 ---> Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retd.), the only officer to serve in Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Army (Artillery), turns 100. He served during World War II and the 1965 India-Pakistan War. (Photo source: Indian Army).

https://twitter.com/DefenceDirect/statu ... 99363?s=20 ---> Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retd.) turns 100 today. Started as pilot in RIAF (flew Harvards in Karachi), transferred to RIN (Minesweepers & FF in WW2), transferred to Indian Army Artillery (fought 1965 war as Lt Colonel) & as Colonel was in Assam Rifles.

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https://twitter.com/6711Anumit/status/1 ... 97824?s=20 ---> A very rare photograph of Captain Sam Manekshaw. A young Indian Army officer in the NWFP of Undivided India. Exact Location Unknown. Circa 1940's. Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw (03 April 1914 – 27 June 2008). Popularly Known As Sam Bahadur.

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Re: Indian Army History Thread

Postby SBajwa » 15 Dec 2020 06:36

thank you Admiral. you are the best. we love you!! keep showing such great pics.


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Re: Indian Army History Thread

Postby Rakesh » 15 Dec 2020 08:42

SBajwa wrote:thank you Admiral. you are the best. we love you!! keep showing such great pics.

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I am a sucker for nostalgia - I spend hours poring over old photographs of India. When I saw him on Twitter, my nostalgia radar went up. The stories this great man will have. The people he may have met (Gandhi, Nehru, Manekshaw, Mountbatten). His experiences in the three services. He is like a living, breathing history book! In 1947, when India got Independence, he was a young 27 years old. I could spend days listening to him. All I have is questions for him.

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Re: Indian Army History Thread

Postby Manish_P » 15 Dec 2020 11:20

Rakesh wrote:What a wonderful life! Wow!

https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1337301446929223680?s=20 ---> Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retd.), the only officer to serve in Indian Air Force, Indian Navy and Indian Army (Artillery), turns 100. He served during World War II and the 1965 India-Pakistan War. (Photo source: Indian Army).

https://twitter.com/DefenceDirect/statu ... 99363?s=20 ---> Colonel Prithipal Singh Gill (retd.) turns 100 today. Started as pilot in RIAF (flew Harvards in Karachi), transferred to RIN (Minesweepers & FF in WW2), transferred to Indian Army Artillery (fought 1965 war as Lt Colonel) & as Colonel was in Assam Rifles.


The very definition of a Warrior. Wow

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