Category: NOSTALGIA

KEEPING PEACE IN ANGOLA – UNAVEM

KEEPING PEACE IN ANGOLA – UNAVEM

Indian Military Observers (Milobs) have formed part of many UN peacekeeping missions in Africa. This narrative describes the type of
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CIVIL WAR IN LIBERIA

CIVIL WAR IN LIBERIA

The UN Mission in Liberia faced a violent upheaval from the warring groups, and UN and other international organisations evacuated
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THE FIRST INDIA LED UN PEACE INITIATIVE

THE FIRST INDIA LED UN PEACE INITIATIVE

A word about the Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission and the Custodian Force of India and how they came into being.
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OPERATION CACTUS: The Navy’s Overt Strategic Leap

OPERATION CACTUS: The Navy’s Overt Strategic Leap

After the paratroopers had landed in Hulule, the mercenaries who had attempted the overthrow of the legitimate Government in Maldives,
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OPERATION CACTUS: Indian Air Force (IAF) flies in the Paratroopers

OPERATION CACTUS: Indian Air Force (IAF) flies in the Paratroopers

The IAF acquired strategic airlift capability with the induction of IL-76 aircraft in the late 80s. This capability was gainfully
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OPERATION CACTUS: 6 PARA in Maldives

OPERATION CACTUS: 6 PARA in Maldives

India’s strategic intervention capability was demonstrated on 3rd and 4th November 1988, when the Indian Armed Forces came to the
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2005 IN CARNIC – REBUILDING AN AIRBASE

2005 IN CARNIC – REBUILDING AN AIRBASE

The Car Nicobar Airbase of the Indian Air Force (IAF) was swept away in the tsunami on 26 December 2004.
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ESCAPE FROM ‘PRISONER OF WAR’ (POW) CAMP

ESCAPE FROM ‘PRISONER OF WAR’ (POW) CAMP

This is the hair-raising story of the attempted escape by pilots of the Indian Air Force (IAF) from a PoW
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DOGFIGHT OVER DHAKA

DOGFIGHT OVER DHAKA

After the Pakistani Air Attacks on the evening of 03 December 1971, the Indian Air Force (IAF) responded with full
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THE DUO AT THE HELM – Mrs G and Sam

THE DUO AT THE HELM – Mrs G and Sam

The author has put together some interesting incidents from the lives of the two main leaders of the 1971 War. 
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