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Sam Manekshaw: -One of the finest officers of the Indian Army, Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, has had a long and illustrious career. Born on April 3, 1914 in Amritsar, Punjab, Field Marshal Manekshaw became the Chief of Staff of the Indian Army in 1969 and under his command, Indian forces achieved a splendid victory in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Sam Manekshaw is one of the two Indian military officers to hold [...]

Major Somnath Sharma, born on 31 January 1923, was commissioned in the Kumaon Regiment on 22 February 1942. The first recipient of India’s highest war-time gallantry award, Param Vir Chakra, Major Somnath Sharma displayed exemplary courage and valour during the Pakistani invasion of Jammu & Kashmir, which began on 22 October 1947. Major Somnath Sharma was a part of the D Company of 4 Kumaon regiment, which was airlifted to Srinagar on 31 October. Though [...]

Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa or  Kodandera Madappa Cariappa was born on 28 January 1899 in Coorg. After his formal education at Madikeri, he went on to study at the Presidency College, Madras. He was an active sportsman. Cariappa was one among the select few who was selected for the first batch of KCIOs (King’s Commissioned Indian Officers) at the Daly Cadet College in Indore and was commissioned in the Carnatic Infantry. Field Marshal  K.M. Cariappa [...]

General K Sundarji was one of the most famous and competent generals of the Indian Army. Born on 28 April 1930 at Chengelpet in Tamil Nadu, he joined the Madras Christian College, but left it before receiving a degree to join the army. He graduated from the Defence Services Staff College (DSSC), Wellington, before moving on to the General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, USA and the National Defence College, New Delhi. General K Sundarji received [...]

Indian army is the powerful land force of the Indian Armed Forces. It is a highly equipped military force. It consists of over a million brave soldiers. They are the pillars of the Indian army. The glorious achievements of these fearless soldiers have made us proud. According to the latest record, Indian Armed Forces is the third largest troop after United States and China. General J.J Singh is the Chief of the Indian Army. Param [...]

Captain Vikram Batra Pvc: Immortal Hero Captain Batra is a name that you would unfailingly come across when you visit the hall at Service Selection Centre, Allahabad or one of the residential areas in Jabalpur Cantonment or the combined cadet’s mess at the IMA. Not only should every India know his name but the life and times of this glorious martyr deserve emulation by the successive generations. While the other young men enjoy lives and [...]