Category Archives: Indian Army

K.M.Cariappa

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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Biju Patnaik

“In my dream of the 21st century for the State, I would have young men and women who put the interest of the State before them. They will have pride in themselves, confidence in themselves. They will not be at … Continue reading

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Lal Bahadur Shastri

“I am just an ordinary man and not a very bright man.” May 27, 1964- The first Prime Minister Jawharlal Nehru passed away due to a heart attack, and sent a nation into mourning. Coming right on the heels of … Continue reading

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Param Vir Chakra Shaheed Abdul Hamid, the Tank Buster!!

Who was Abdul Hamid? A quick Google search will tell you that he was a great soldier who had served his country faithfully and well. But a little research yields the moving and inspiring story of a very brave man, … Continue reading

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Major Somnath Sharma

October, 1947- Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru receives a message from an ex Dy Comissioner in Dera Ismail Khan of the N.W.F.P in Pakistan.  The message warns of a mission by Pakistan to send tribal raiders to Kashmir,  and some had … Continue reading

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Captain Vikram Batra

(This post was written by Shrivastan V, I am publishing here on my blog, on his behalf. A very well written tribute to Captain Vikram Batra, Kargil martyr on eve of his birth anniversary). In May 1999, Pakistan tried to … Continue reading

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Rezang La- Lest We Forget

“If you know the enemy yourself, you need not fear the result of hundred battles, If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained, you will also suffer defeat, If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, … Continue reading

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