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The hero who prevented the Chinese from invading Assam
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The hero who prevented the Chinese from invading Assam

Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, 21, received the Mahavir Chakra in the 1962 War with China.Such was his valour that a temple and museum stands on the land he died defending in the icy valley of Arunachal Pradesh.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets his family in Dehradun and discovers that in the home that he left 54 years ago his place is higher than the gods.   IMAGE: Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's statue at the Jaswantgarh memorial in Arunachal Pradesh. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra. Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago

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The men who made history

'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 ...
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Why the government chose General Rawat

The government has sent a strong signal that only merit and suitability will count in occupying posts in the higher echelons of the military, notes Nitin Gokhale, founder, BharatShakti.in Thirty-three years ago Prime Minister Indira Gandhi decided to bypass the seniority principle and appointed an armoured corps officer, Lieutenant General A S Vaidya as the Chief of Army staff superseding his senior Lieutenant General S K Sinha, a Gorkha regiment officer, leading to General Sinha's quiet and ...
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'We fought the battle as if it was the last thing we'd ever do'

'Each soldier was my brother in arms.''We fought together and achieved glory for India.''We fought on with only one thing in the mind -- that that this is a national battle and we must not let the Pakistanis get the better of us,' says Major General Shamsher Singh, who was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for fighting one of the bloodiest battles the Indian Army has ever fought. IMAGE: Major General Shamsher Singh was awarded the Mahavir Chakra for his courage in the 1971 War.The photograph above is ...
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The General who 'created' Bangladesh

'General J S Aurora, the commander of the Indian forces in the East, asked General Sagat Singh to withdraw his troops who were on the move to Dacca -- but he refused.''He said, "Jaggi, over my dead body".''Therefore, I say the creator of Bangladesh was General Sagat Singh.'Lieutenant General O P Kaushik salutes the incredible soldiers who turned the tide in the 1971 War. Some of the best stories are told by soldiers. They will tell you of hard fought battles that have become the stuff of ...
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