Karnataka Governor Vajubahia Vala on Thursday unfurled the tricolour to mark the Republic Day at the Sam Manekshaw parade ground here.About 10,000 people, including women and children, flocked to the venue at the city centre to witness an impressive march ... Prokerala, 1 month ago
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'General Manekshaw looked from left to right and said, "Gentlemen, I have come to have a look at you. I am taking a good look at your faces. When I come back after the war is over, some faces may not be here." IMAGE: Then Indian Army chief General Sam Manekshaw with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy Major General B N B M Prasad and DPR Photo Division Archives. Two soldiers who fought in the 1971 War along the Punjab border with Pakistan remember those days 45 years ago as ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Army chief Bipin Rawat today flagged of a vintage car rally here and hoped that such events would encourage motoring tourism in the country. The rally began from August Kranti Park near India Gate here and is set to culminate at Buddha International Circuit, ...Business Standard, 1 week ago New Army chief: Why the govt ignored seniority Rediff.com, 2 months ago Lt Gen Rawat to be next army chief, Marshal Dhanoa to head IAF Deccan Herald, 2 months ago Lt Gen Bipin Rawat to be the new army chief Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Karnataka government has released Rs 776 crore during 2016-17 for the Smart City Mission project being implemented in six cities of the state and Rs 1,188 crore would be provided in the coming fiscal, state Governor Vajubhai Vala said today. Addressing the ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
(Image tweeted by @RailMinIndia) New Delhi: India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day today. The celebrations began here on Thursday. The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is the guest of honour of the occasion and Prime Minister ...Sify, 1 month ago
Just 21 then, a young air force officer looks back at the 1971 war, which was like a baptism by fire in the fauj. IMAGE: Indian soldiers fire on Pakistani positions during the 1971 War. Photograph: Getty Images. 'Our tank took a direct bull's eye hit. When I came back to my senses I called for the driver, loader, subedar -- nobody answered. Three men from my tank died that night.' Wing Commander Kuldip Shiva (retd) tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih about days spent along the Ravi river on the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'We have not seen even during Vajpayee's time what Modi and the BJP has adopted now,' says Colonel R Hariharan (Retd). Colonel R Hariharan (retd), who served as head of intelligence for the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990, had earlier spoken to Rediff.com on the One Rank One Pension issue when military veterans were on hunger strike at Jantar Mandir in New Delhi. Colonel Hariharan joined the Indian Army in 1962 when India went to war with China and served for 29 ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
New Delhi [India], Dec.23 (ANI): Vijay Diwas and Victory Day were celebrated in India and Bangladesh in the week gone by with as much fervor as in the past. This year, 2016, marked the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of the 1971 Liberation War which ...Sify, 2 months ago
'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 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
'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 ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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