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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 I was all of 48 yrs when I was superseded in my present rank.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

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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

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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

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Military Veterans

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

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From Lal Chindi to Fateh…..

(1/1 GR is also known as a Lal Chindi Battalion for it wears red background under its badges of ranks and cap badge.) 1. I was in the best of my spirit umpiring in an exercise of 15 Inf Div … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s speech to the Israeli Parliament, Knesset

This  is  the type of leadership which is  required for India. Will Modi be able to fill the void??…… Shiv Rana   Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu just made the following speech in front of the Knesset (15 Jul 2014): To … Continue reading

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