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My father, the Param Vir Chakra Hero

My father, the Param Vir Chakra Hero

In spite of being wounded in battle, Lieutenant Colonel A B Tarapore fought for six days before meeting a hero's death on the battlefield in the 1965 war. A legend in the Indian Army, he is the highest ranking officer to be awarded the Param Vir Chakra. His daughter Zarine M Boyce, who was 16 when her father died, remembers an extraordinary soldier and a father she lost too soon. Archana Masih/ met the hero's daughter at her Pune home.   "I remember so well the night they got ..., 2 months ago
The Hero of the Battle of Dograi, 2 months ago

Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid, a Hero's Hero

'Both Abdul Hamid and the enemy tank place each other in their sights and shoot. Both shells hit their targets. There is a loud blast, fire and smoke.' 'Abdul Hamid is dead. He has destroyed a total of seven enemy tanks, many more than what an armoured formation could take on.' Rachna Bisht Rawat salutes Abdul Hamid's incomparable courage in the 1965 War.An exclusive excerpt from her new book, 1965: Stories from the Second Indo-Pak War (Penguin Viking). 8 September, Khem Karan sector 9 am.
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Ayub Khan, the war hero who became an MP

Decorated with a Vir Chakra for leading an attack that destroyed four tanks, Risaldar Ayub Khan shared a name with the Pakistani president who ordered the invasion of India in 1965. India's Ayub came from a family of soldiers and made his country proud. He was also a two-time MP. Prakash Bhandari met the 82-year-old war hero at his ancestral home in a Rajasthan village. IMAGE: Captain Ayub Khan receives the Vir Chakra from President Dr S Radhakrishnan. Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

PTI - URN - Wife of martyred soldier to get 'sacred earth' after 44 years

URN - Wife of martyred soldier to get 'sacred earth' after 44 years Contributed by NAMPA / PTI. Ranchi, Nov 30 (PTI) The Army today handed over the urn carrying 'sacred earth' brought from the burial place of 1971 war martyr Albert Ekka to ...
 Namibia Press Agency11 hours ago Wife of Martyred Soldier to Get 'Sacred Earth' After 44 Years  MyInforms1 hour ago
Calcutta Telegraph

Wait ends for hero's remains

Chief minister Raghubar Das with the last remains of Albert Ekka in Ranchi on Monday. Telegraph picture Ranchi, Nov. 30: Balamdina Ekka's 44-year-old wait will end on December 3 when the octogenarian widow of Bangladesh Liberation War hero Lance ...
 Calcutta Telegraph9 hours ago Sports pat for Ranchi  Calcutta Telegraph1 month ago
Outlook India

"Committed to peace, but will guard sovereignty"

President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said that India's increasing eminence in the comity of nations draws its strength from the capabilities of the country's Armed Forces. Though we remain firmly committed to peace, we will use all our might to ...
 The Statesman2 days ago India Will Use All Might to Protect Its Sovereignty: President  Outlook India2 days ago
5 Dariya News - English

Boyra veteran watches as his squadron receives President's Standard

HASIMARA: It was an emotional moment for Gr Capt (Retd) Donell Lazarus as he watched his former squadron receive the President's Standard at Air Force Station Hasimara on Saturday. On the afternoon of November 22, 1971, Lazarus - then a young Flying ...
 Times of India1 day ago President Awards Standards to 18 Squadron and 22 Squadron  Press Information Bureau2 days ago President's Standard awarded to two IAF squadrons  Chandigarh Tribune2 days ago Award of President's Standard to No. 18 Squadron and No. 22 Squadron  Press Information Bureau1 week ago

The Ahirs of Kumaon

Watching Chetan Anand's Haqeeqat at Jagat, Chandigarh, as a sixteen year old was a unique experience. None of us could keep our emotions under check and in the end when the lights came on, we could see that we were not alone as almost the entire ...
 The Statesman2 days ago

Speech by the Honble President of India at President's Standard Presentation Parade at Hasimara, on 28 Nov,2015

Press Information Bureau Government of India President's Secretariat 28-November-2015 14:29 IST Speech by the Honble President of India at President's Standard Presentation Parade at Hasimara, on 28 Nov,2015 1. I am happy to be at Air Force ...
 Press Information Bureau2 days ago

Sekhon's squadron to be honoured 44 years after his feat

HASIMARA: Nearly 44 years ago, a young pilot of the Indian Air Force (IAF) turned into a legend over the skies of Kashmir, taking on six Pakistan Air Force F-86 Sabres in his tiny Gnat. Flying Officer Nirmal Jit Singh Sekhon fought till the last and ...
 Times of India1 week ago
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