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Ghost of Indian Army still protects the Border

Believe it or not, military mythology is a thing. Maybe when it comes to serving your nation, the soldiers never actually die. This is the story of Baba Harbhajan Singh, an Indian Army soldier, who died in 1986 but his… Continue Reading →

Ghatak force

Ghatak force is a special operations infantry platoon that acts as shock troops and lead man-to-man assaults ahead of a battalion. They specialize in raids on enemy artillery positions, airfields, supply dumps and tactical headquarters while also being experts at… Continue Reading →

First Param Veer Chakra recipient

Major Som Nath Sharma, PVC (1923-1947) was the first recipient of the Param Vir Chakra. The citation for the Param Vir Chakra awarded to him reads: CITATION Maj Somnath Sharma 4 KUMANON (IC-521) On 3 November 1947, Major Somnath Sharma’s… Continue Reading →

Salute To Man(Today was bday of soldier)

Do not come up, I will handle them.” These were probably the last words spoken by Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan to his men as he was hit by bullets while engaging terrorists inside the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel during the Black… Continue Reading →

Sam Bahadur

Field Marshal Shamsherji Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, MC (4 April 1914 – 27 June 2008), popularly known as Sam Bahadur (“Sam the Brave”), was an Indian military leader who was the first Indian Army officer to be promoted to the… Continue Reading →

First Indian Female Jawan

Shanti Tigga is the first female jawan in the Indian Army. She joined when she was 35 and has had two children. Tigga was awarded the title of best trainee. Tigga assumed committed suicide after accusation that she had taken… Continue Reading →

Torture and killed by Pakistan Army

Captain Saurabh Kalia (1976 – 1999) was an officer of the Indian Army who was killed during the Kargil War while being held as a prisoner of war by the Pakistani security forces. He along with five other soldiers of… Continue Reading →

The Real Hero

The story of Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat is stunning, and the man himself is a legend in the Indian Army. He was a part of the fourth Battalion of the Garhwal Rifles in the Indo-China War of 1962. Due to… Continue Reading →

Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri

J.P Dutta’s famous war film Border was based on the Battle of Laungewala on the fateful night of December 4-5, 1971. On that night, Brigadier Chandpuri headed a team of 124 soldiers of the Indian Army and 23 officers of… Continue Reading →

One Rank, One Pension (OROP)

One Rank, One Pension (OROP), or same pension, for same rank and for the same length of service, irrespective of the date of retirement was the basis for determining the pension and benefits of Indian Armed Forces till 1973. In… Continue Reading →

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