The sinking of the Pakistan submarine Ghazi just before the 1971 War has remained an enigma for 45 years.As The Ghazi Attack releases nationwide on February 17, Rediff.com's Vipin Vijayan dives deep into the naval mystery. IMAGE: The USS Diablo (AGSS-479) that went to be rechristened as the PNS Ghazi. Photograph: Lieutenant Commander Tomme J Lambertson (retd)/US Navy The S-130 submarine was the crown jewel of the Pakistan navy. Having spent nearly two decades scanning the depths for the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
With ambitious generals knowing that political patronage might be rewarded, a worrying era of politicisation of the military looms ahead, observes retired Colonel Ajai Shukla who has known Generals Rawat, Bakshi and Hariz for a long time. In 1949, when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was appointing India's first commander-in-chief (downgraded in 1955 to 'chief of army staff'), he faced a choice between three top professionals. The senior-most was General K M Cariappa, a dead-honest Anglophile with a ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Col Anil Bhat, VSM (Retd.) New Delhi [India], Mar. 15 (ANI): The 19th Asian Security Conference of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) held from March 6-8, on the subject Combating Terrorism: Evolving an Asian Response, featured an ...Sify, 1 week ago
At a time when Donald Trump is making belligerent noises, Chinese President Xi Jinping responds by overhauling the People's Liberation Army and restructuring the command of the PLA Navy to emphasise Beijing's resolve to dominate the South China Sea.Former senior RA&W officer Jayadeva Ranade explains what is going on. Barely ten months before the 19th Party Congress assembles in Beijing towards the end of this year, Chinese Communist Party chief and China's Central Military Commission ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
On his maiden visit to Jammu and Kashmir after taking charge, new Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Thursday reviewed the security situation and favoured a dynamic strategy to handle the "proxy war". Rawat, who visited some forwards areas in Akhnoor and Rajouri sectors and interacted with troops, commended the soldiers for "strongly reciprocating to the unprovoked ceasefire violations by Pakistan". The army chief began his three-day tour by visiting the Udhampur-based Northern Command where he was ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago Army chief visits J-K, reviews security situation Rediff.com, 2 months ago
[India], Dec. 31 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa PVSM AVSM YSM VM ADC on Saturday took over as the 25th Chief of the Air Staff at a ceremony held at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhawan). In his address to the IAF, Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa said, "I ...Sify, 2 months ago
Lt Gen Bipin Rawat today took over as the 27th chief of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army succeeding Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag, who retired after 42 years of service. Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa also took charge as the 25th Air Force Chief replacing Anup ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago PHOTOS: New Army, IAF chiefs take charge Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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