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OP PAWAN (Indian Peace Keeping Force) : Was Indo Sri Lanka Accord 1987 a masterstroke of Indian diplomacy?

By Lt Gen AS Kalkat, SYSM, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd.)  New Delhi. 10 May 2020. OP PAWAN (IPKF) is the story of the Indo Sri Lanka Accord ofRead more ›

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I would never trade my Air Force life for anything else

The journey of a spanner  By Air Marshal PV Athawale PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd) Secunderabad, Hyderabad. 04 May 2020.  After retirement, I have often said – “Given anyRead more ›

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Counter terrorism is like playing chess with live bullets

  By Lt Gen Satish Dua, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM (Retd.)  New Delhi. 01 May 2020. This is the story of an army officer who learnt how toRead more ›

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In the Service of Peace: A young Captain’s Major journey

Indian Army’s officer in the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission of 1962 By Lt Gen C A Barretto PVSM (Retd.) Panaji, Goa. 28 April 2020. In 1962 IRead more ›

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On board ‘Friendly One’ I made my memorable landing in Operation Cactus

Proud to be a part of this glorious page of military history Group Captain Ashok K Chordia (Retd) New Delhi. 26 April 2020. It has been more thanRead more ›

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I landed in Siachen with the thought – It Must Be Held At All Costs

Lt Gen Sanjay Kulkarni, PVSM, AVSM, SC, SM, VSM (Retd) New Delhi. 23 April 2020 . The year was 1982 and I met Col Rao the Commanding OfficerRead more ›

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I had the privilege of being one of the first to hear his slogan “Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan, Jai Vigyan”

SHAKTI 98: India’s nuclear blast took the world by surprise By Major General Lav Bikram Chand (Retd.) New Delhi. 20 April 2020. Parmanu – is a dramatized, yetRead more ›

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‘Balli Pawar this is the End’-a feeling which raises my hair even today

Lt General Balli Pawar (Retd.) New Delhi. 17 April 2020. Though I have spent only 16 years of my 40 years plus service in the erstwhile Air OPRead more ›

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Subaltern to Corps Commander : My love affair with Kashmir never ended

By Lt Gen Mukesh Sabharwal, PVSM, AVSM**, VSM (Retd.) New Delhi. 15 April 2020. The other day a friend of mine asked me if I had ever servedRead more ›

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EME entrusted with Adampur airfield illumination to facilitate troop movement to North East in 1962

By Lt. Col VC Khare (Retd.) New Delhi. 13 April 2020. On 21 Oct 1962, I was watching a movie in Defence Cinema in Jullundur Cantt. Around 1930Read more ›

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