Category: Spotlight

JANGI PALTAN’S VALIANT OPERATIONS IN JAFFNA

JANGI PALTAN’S VALIANT OPERATIONS IN JAFFNA

A first person account of the operations of his unit by the Adjutant of 1 MARATHA LIGHT INFANTRY (LI), the
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COURAGE IN COCKPITS LANDINGS AMIDST WHIZZING BULLETS

COURAGE IN COCKPITS LANDINGS AMIDST WHIZZING BULLETS

The heliborne operation launched at Jaffna University on night 11/12 October 1987 and the reverses suffered had a telling impact,
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JAFFNA UNIVERSITY – DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM

JAFFNA UNIVERSITY – DESCENT INTO THE MAELSTROM

The Jaffna University Heliborne Operation is considered as the most significant firefight of Operation PAWAN, highlighting the folly of launching
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FIERCE FIREFIGHTS OF FEARLESS 13 SIKH LI

FIERCE FIREFIGHTS OF FEARLESS 13 SIKH LI

Overcoming an adverse situation, regaining confidence after major casualties and leading the troops back into action are extremely difficult endeavours
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VIGNETTES OF INDIAN AIRPOWER IN UN PEACEKEEPING

VIGNETTES OF INDIAN AIRPOWER IN UN PEACEKEEPING

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has joined the Indian Army regularly in UN peacekeeping, and took part in the Congo
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INDIAN NAVY’S EVACUATION FROM A WAR ZONE IN LEBANON:OPERATION SUKOON 2006

INDIAN NAVY’S EVACUATION FROM A WAR ZONE IN LEBANON:OPERATION SUKOON 2006

Evacuation of Indian Nationals from foreign countries in turmoil has happened regularly in the last few years. The first such
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INDIAN NAVY’S SOMALIA OPERATIONS

INDIAN NAVY’S SOMALIA OPERATIONS

Adding to his personal recollections, the author has consulted some dramatis personae as cited. He has also drawn from The
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THE INDIAN BRIGADE IN SOMALIA

THE INDIAN BRIGADE IN SOMALIA

      Some UN Missions don’t achieve their planned objectives, but the Indian troops have not been found wanting
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CHALLENGING TIMES IN NORTH KIVU PROVINCE

CHALLENGING TIMES IN NORTH KIVU PROVINCE

Peacekeeping tenures are rarely peaceful, as the contingents have to deal with violent groups and many other spoilers. Risks have
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LEADING THE ARMY THROUGH UNCERTAIN CHALLENGES

LEADING THE ARMY THROUGH UNCERTAIN CHALLENGES

General Manoj Naravane has been at the helm of the Indian Army for over two years, and has steered the
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