Category Archives: Indian Army

Arun Khetarpal

The Battle of Basantar during the 1971 War, was one of the most intense and hardest fought battles in that conflict. One of the major tank battles post World War II, with both sides sustaining casualties. Much like the epic … Continue reading

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Battle of Dograi-1965 War

I had covered the Battle of Burki in my previous post, today I look at the Indian army’s continued advance on to Dograi, just 1 km away from Lahore, right on the outskirts.For the first and perhaps only time,  the … Continue reading

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Battle of Asal Uttar-1965 War

Khem Kharan is one of those typical small towns that dot the Indian landscape, located just 5 km from the India-Pakistan border, in Punjab’s Taran Taran district. It has a masoleum of a Sufi saint Pir Baba Sheikh Brahm.  The … Continue reading

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Battle of Burki-1965 War

Barki is a small village located in Pakistan’s Punjab province, right near the border. Just 11 km from the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, and located on the banks of the BRB(Bambawali-Ravi-Bedlan) Canal or Ichogil Canal.  This sleepy little … Continue reading

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1965 Indo-Pak War- Aerial Conflict

Continuing my series on the 1965 War,I had earlier covered Operation Gibraltar and Operation Grand Slam in the run up to the war. In this post I take a look at the aerial conflicts in the war. As I had mentioned … Continue reading

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Operation Grand Slam-1965 War

I had earlier written on Pakistan’s failed Operation Gibraltar,  where it’s ambitious attempt to foment an internal insurgency in Kashmir, was foiled by the Indian Army. However Pakistan did not give up it’s attempts, and launched another ambitious mission, Operation … Continue reading

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K.S.Thimayya

Coorg a tiny district in the state of Karnataka, is often called the “Scotland of India” for it’s lush green beauty, rolling hills and valleys, forests, lakes.  The term was actually given by Scotsmen, who began the coffee plantations there, … Continue reading

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