Category Archives: 1965 Indo Pak War

Operation Gibraltar

( This article was originally published by me here Operation Gibraltar  at Offprint) August 5, 1965- Darra Kassi, near Gulmarg A young Gujjar lad  Mohammed Din, tending to his flock of cattle is approached by two strange looking men , and … 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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