'The 1971 War was a great moment in history,' says Lieutenant General Anand Sarup, who was decorated with the Mahavir Chakra for his valour in the 1971 India-Pakistan War.Nearly 90, he looks back at the men and the moments that forged India's greatest military victory with Rediff.com's Archana Masih. IMAGE: General S H F J 'Sam' Manekshaw, the chief of army staff, with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy The Indian Army Lieutenant General Anand Sarup was awarded the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Playing down the detection of tunnel in Chamliyal-Ramgarh sector in Samba district after the gunning down of three heavily armed terrorist, the BSF on Thursday said it was mere a "rat hole tunnel" used only one time by the terrorists. "Militants had come out to this side via a tunnel on the intervening night of November 28 and 29 in Chamliyal area. Operation was conducted there. Details have been shared with you", Inspector General of BSF, Jammu Frontier D K Upadhayaya told reporters in Jammu.Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'The devious minds across the border will test us to the hilt, but in the course of that will offer us opportunities for which we must be prepared,' says Lieutenant General Syed Ata Hasnain (retd), who commanded the Uri Brigade, the Baramulla Division and the Srinagar-based Chinar Corps. At the outset it is important to clarify that the term fidayeen is being used in this essay as a means of convenience. It does not sanctify the sneak actions of terrorists. The fidayeen phenomenon is not new to ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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