Category Archives: Indian Army

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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Operation Polo

“The vultures have resigned, I don’t know what to do”   Sept 17, Hyderabad– The bespectacled and unassuming lawyer received the invite for a meeting at 4PM, and he broke out in a wry smile. He could afford to do … Continue reading

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