Category Archives: My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG

Army Courses

Prologue All officers who join the army have to do many professional courses in their career which continues even if one becomes general officer. It is a myth that there would be no studies required once you join the army. … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passing Out Parade 49 Years Ago

Below are the photos of the past: 22 Jun 1968 Passing out parade of Zojila Coy. 1. The Comdt inspecting the parade. Sashi standing tall in the front. 2. I can recognize some of them. Amal – tall handsome on … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Old Memories

I was writing about my old Bn 1/1 GR (pronounced one one GR) and needed some old photographs. While looking for them I found two photographs of our 2/Lt days with friend Tej Kaul (12 Kumaon). After commissioning we both … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

LETTER TO DURBAR

(A post received in my Whatsapp. Found a special piece of history interesting and thought to share with my readers.) Sam & Turk Brigadier John Randle’s personal reminiscences of Second World War in Burma in Durbar issue of Summer 2016 … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Where Even Eagles Do not Dare

by Brig Anil Gupta (A Tribute to the Valiant Thambis) Siachen, the highest battle field in the world, is news once again because of 10 army men who were buried under the snow on 03 Feb 2016. “Quartered in Snow, … Continue reading

Posted in Brother -in Arms, My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

To Die for Own Country

(Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori — is a line from the Roman lyrical poet Horace’s Odes (III.2.13). The line can be roughly translated into English as: "It is sweet and glorious to die for one’s country."  ) OROP … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

An Officer and Gentleman: The Life in the Army

WHAT HAS THE ARMY GIVEN YOU ????? An article by Col (Retd) Abhay Gupta. I was all of 48 yrs when I was superseded in my present rank. At a social-do, I was asked by this pretty girl, ‘Just 48, … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Battle of Basantar of 1971 Indo–Pak War

Honour among soldiers .. a beautiful, true story of how 2Lt Arun Khetrapal (PVC*)’s father was hosted by the Pakistani officer who killed his son on the battlefield in Dec 1971. An Emotional one…. The Last Train from Gun Hill. … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meeting Old Friend After 47 Years

This note is to thank a dear friend Col Rosario D’Souza for a lovely dinner day before yesterday (22Mar) while I was in Goa. It was very sweet of Mrs D’ Souza to have made great efforts to prepare such … Continue reading

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Military Veterans

Military Veterans are the property of the nation. The nation needs to preserve them, protect them and look after them.

Posted in My years in Olive Green popularly kmown as OG | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment