Summer of 1999, when, we Indians were busy watching the Cricket World Cup, some brave men were fighting at mountains of Kargil for protecting territorial integrity of the country. Captain Vijayant Thapar was one of the bravehearts who fought and sacrificed his life for mother India in the Kargil War 1999. In his last letter to his parents, Capt Thapar wrote, “I have no regrets, in fact even if I become a human again I’ll join the army and serve my nation.”
Today, i.e. June 27, 2020, is the 12th death anniversary of Indian Army’s first Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw. Field Marshal Manekshaw was the eighth Indian Army chief. He was the brain behind India’s victory against Pakistan in 1971. Manekshaw was born in a Parsi family on April 3, 1914, to Hormizd Manekshaw and Hilla Mehta, in Amritsar.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday attended the Victory Day Parade held at Red Square in Russia capital Moscow. Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister was among the special invitees to the event, which marked the 75th anniversary of the Soviet victory over Nazi Germany. The Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces comprised of 75 all ranks and marched along with contingents of Russian Armed Forces and 17 other countries.
Amid Indo-Sino standoff in Ladakh, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Mukund Naravane visited the union territory. During his two-day visit to Ladakh, General Naravane interacted with the soldiers, who were injured during the violent face-off with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in Galwan Valley, at Leh Military Hospital. The COAS compliment all ranksContinue reading “Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane Visits Ladakh, Interacts With Soldiers Injured in Galwan Valley Clash”
Despite all odds, Aanchal Gangwal fulfilled her dream of becoming an Indian Air Force (IAF) officer. The daughter of a tea seller from a small district in Madhya Pradesh, was commissioned into the IAF as a flying officer. Aanchal was awarded the President’s Plaque at the Combined Graduation Parade by Chief of the Air Staff,Continue reading “Aanchal Gangwal, Daughter of Tea Seller in Madhya Pradesh’s Neemuch, Commissioned Into IAF As Flying Officer”
Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria reviewed the Combined Graduation Parade (CGP) held at Air Force Academy, Dundigal on June 20, 2020. Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria formally conferred the ‘President’s Commission’ on 123 Flight Cadets as well as awarded ‘Wings’ to 11 officers from Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.Continue reading “Combined Graduation Parade 2020: 61 Officers Join Flying Branch, 62 Inducted Into Ground Duty Branches of IAF; Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria Reviews The Parade”
Indian Armed Forces Tri-Service Contingent comprising of 75 personnel left for Russia’s Moscow to participate in the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day. The contingent will march at Red Square on Jun 24. The Tri-Service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces is led by a colonel rank officer. It will participate in the Military Parade atContinue reading “Indian Armed Forces Tri-Services Contingent Leaves For Moscow to Take Part in Russia’s Victory Day Parade on June 24”
Twenty Indian Army soldiers were martyred during violent clashes which erupted along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on the intervening night of June 15 and 16. People’s Liberation Army of China reportedly suffered 43 casualties. However, there is no official confirmation on the fatalities suffered by the Chinese Army. TheContinue reading “India, China Violent Face-Off in Ladakh: 20 Indian Army Soldiers Martyred During Clashes in Galwan Valley, 43 Chinese Troops Reportedly Killed”
Colonel Santosh Babu, the Commanding Officer of the 16 Bihar Regiment was among the three Indian Army personnel who attained martyrdom in the scuffle with the Chinese Army in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night. According to reports, Col. Santosh Babu Belonged to Suryapet town in Telangana. The Colonel is now survived by his wifeContinue reading “Col B Santosh Babu, CO of 16 Bihar Regiment, Among Three Indian Army Personnel Martyred During Violent Face-Off With Chinese Troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley”
Tensions escalated in Ladakh along Line of Actual (LAC) in Galwan Valley after one Colonel-rank officer and two soldiers of the Indian Army martyred in violent clashes with People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of China. The violent face-off erupted in the region on Monday night. The martyred soldiers belonged to 16 Bihar Regiment. According to reports,Continue reading “India,China Face-Off in Ladakh: Indian Army Officer, 2 Soldiers Martyred in Violent Clashes in Galwan Valley; 5 PLA Soldiers Also Reportedly Killed”