Story of Major Manoj Talwar: Hero of the Kargil War who gave it all

Major Manoj Talwar

“I will return only after teaching a lesson to the enemy” were the last words Major Manoj Talwar said to his mother on June 1, 1999, before leaving for Siachin during the Kargil War. The Kargil War which was fought between Pakistani soldiers disguised as Non-state Intruders and Indian Armed Forces was the finest example … Read more Story of Major Manoj Talwar: Hero of the Kargil War who gave it all

Army was set to cross LoC during Kargil War but ex PM Vajpayee didn’t agree

Extending “full support” to Indian Army’s surgical strikes along the LoC, General (retd.) V P Malik, who was the Army chief during the Kargil episode, on Monday said the Indian forces were all set to enter the Pakistan-occupied territory in 1999, but they were stopped by the then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee following international pressure. … Read more Army was set to cross LoC during Kargil War but ex PM Vajpayee didn’t agree

Jaish-e-Muhammed could target Indian Parliament to avenge Surgical Strikes: Report

Furious after Indian Army’s surgical strikes across the LoC, Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) is reportedly planning a “spectacular attack” in India and may even target the Parliament again. According to a report in TOI, India’s surgical strikes have shaken Pakistan’s ISI to the extent that it has asked JeM to avenge the strikes. The paper reported that … Read more Jaish-e-Muhammed could target Indian Parliament to avenge Surgical Strikes: Report

Captured and Tortured in Pakistan : An Untold Story of an IAF Pilot (first POW of India during Kargil War)

Kambampati Nachiketa

“How badly did they torture you?” I asked Group Captain K Nachiketa. He kept silent for a moment, looked down and then at me straight in the eye. “The torture was quite bad. There comes a point where you think ‘death is simpler,’ but fortunately for me, the third degree part, which is the last … Read more Captured and Tortured in Pakistan : An Untold Story of an IAF Pilot (first POW of India during Kargil War)

Indian Air Force was minutes away from attacking Pakistan Airbase during Kargil War

Kargil War IAF

  In the early hours of June 13, 1999, at the height of the Kargil War, Indian Air Force fighter pilots were minutes away from launching a full-fledged air attack deep inside Pakistan. Targets had been assigned, route maps finalized; Pistols to be carried by pilots had been loaded with ammunition and Pakistani currency collected, … Read more Indian Air Force was minutes away from attacking Pakistan Airbase during Kargil War

The First Indian Air Force Women Who Went Into A War Zone

Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan

It’s a story that has been forgotten in the fanfare of India’s first women fighter pilots being commissioned into the Indian Air Force earlier this year. India’s first women combat aviators went into a war zone 17 years ago, during the Kargil War. And while Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena and Flight Lieutenant Srividya Rajan never … Read more The First Indian Air Force Women Who Went Into A War Zone

The Story Of Captian Vikram Batra,PVC His Life In Kargil War For The Nation

Vikram Batra

Captain Vikram Batra service number IC 57556 was born on 9th September, 1974 in Kangra valley in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.  During the Kargil invasion of 1999 by Pakistan, Lt. Batra (at time) was ordered to recapture peak 5140 on June 19, 1999 five weeks after the war began. The Pakistani camp on the peak was … Read more The Story Of Captian Vikram Batra,PVC His Life In Kargil War For The Nation

Late Captain Vikram Batra : Some facts you should know about the Sher Shah of the Indian Army

“I’ll either come back after raising the Indian flag in victory or return wrapped in it, but I will come for sure.” These were the last words of the Sher Shah of the Indian Army, Late Captain Vikram Batra. You must have come across this name when the Kargil war was going on but the … Read more Late Captain Vikram Batra : Some facts you should know about the Sher Shah of the Indian Army

17 Years After Kargil, Army Only Has Ammo For Two Weeks’ Fight

Time as they say, flies. In a little over two weeks, the nation will observe the 17th anniversary of the Kargil war. The bugles will sound, the customary wreaths will be placed, salutations will be made in memory of more than 500 dead. Something else hasn’t changed: The shortage of ammunition! That the army has … Read more 17 Years After Kargil, Army Only Has Ammo For Two Weeks’ Fight