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ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW  EARLIER  FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS ---BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

ADM SUNIL LAMBA COMMISSIONED INDIAN NAVY’s HISTORY 2001 -2010 TO FOLLOW EARLIER FIVE CHRONICLES BUT WITH NO WARS ‘BLUE WATERS AHOY’ BY ADM ANUP SINGH LISTS THE DECADE OF NAVY’S ACHIEVEMENTS —BRAVO BRAVO ZULU !

This is a snap book review by IDF of BLUE WATERS AHOY (Harper Collins 430 pages ISBN 9-789553-025526430.   The voluminous 430 paged chronicle is printed with high resolution pictures in a coffee table form and is freely available on the net on https://www.indiannavy.nic.in/links for Maritime Beavers to appreciate how Indian  Navy became a Force […]

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS  RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

INDIAN ARMED FORCES FINEST HOUR VIJAY DIVAS 16th DEC 1971 APPEARS RECEEDED DUE TO POLITICS OR DOES GLORY OF WAR NOT INTEREST INDIANS & ALSO LESSONS OF JOINTNESS NEED TO BE LEARNT –THAT IS THE BIBILCAL QUESTION NEEDS ANSWERING

This is an IDF analysis on war and IDF has rolled up its sleeves to table half a dozen Questions in Arnab Goswami style. Brick bats are welcome. The Eternal Flame, the Ulta Shastra Rifle and the Bayonet at the Amar Jawan Jyoti under New Delhi’s impressive India Gate built by the British to honour […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES------ LT CDR AKU ROY VRC WAS AN ADVENTUROUS OFFICER IN BOTH SECTORS IN THE 1971 WAR DESH CAUGHT& THRASHED BY INDIAN ARMY SAVED BY MAJOR CHANDRAKANT VRC---THAT IS WAR

FORGOTTEN HEROES—— LT CDR AKU ROY VRC WAS AN ADVENTUROUS OFFICER IN BOTH SECTORS IN THE 1971 WAR DESH CAUGHT& THRASHED BY INDIAN ARMY SAVED BY MAJOR CHANDRAKANT VRC—THAT IS WAR

From Warring Nuclear Navies Ranjit B Rai  Another unsung hero of the 1971 war is Lt Cdr Ashok Roy (Missing in Action Presumed Dead) who served in and near East Pakistan from Calcutta with the Mukti Bahini before the 1971 war and later in the Western Sector flying a Breguet Alize on a Electronic Warfare […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE ---A TOUCHING WAR STORY      PART 2 OF 3

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE —A TOUCHING WAR STORY PART 2 OF 3

During one of Lt Cdr Rou Chou’s breaks in Calcutta pre 1971 4th Dec war days in OP Cactus Lilly, his wife Shiela who had worked as a Senior Secretary in ITC Calcutta briefly wrote to friends that she never asked him questions but  that Chou seemed to be enjoying his work whatever it was, […]

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE ---A TOUCHING WAR STORY      PART 1 OF 3

FORGOTTEN HEROES THE UNSUNG STORY OF LT CDR JAYANTO KUMAR ROYCHOUDHRY Vrc KNOWN AS ROY CHOU OF RIMC & NDA 14TH COURSE —A TOUCHING WAR STORY PART 1 OF 3

From Warring Nuclear Navies ——-Ranjit B Rai Should auld acquaintance be forgot, And ne’er brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot. And days o’ auld Lang Syne. – Robert Burns. An unsung hero of the Bangla Desh war, known as ‘Navy Bahadur’  in the Lebongsuburb of Darjeeling where he resides, and was given a […]

AMPHIBIOUS OP BEAVER IN 1971 WAR WAS A FIASCO LESSONS TO BE LEARNT ---LEAVE BEACHING POINT TO NAVY AND DISCUSS LANDING POINT ----THE NAVY HELD SWAY ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD

AMPHIBIOUS OP BEAVER IN 1971 WAR WAS A FIASCO LESSONS TO BE LEARNT —LEAVE BEACHING POINT TO NAVY AND DISCUSS LANDING POINT —-THE NAVY HELD SWAY ON THE EASTERN SEABOARD

From Warring Nuclear Nations by Ranjit B Rai  Op Beaver in East Pakistan was to enable landing of one company 1/3 Gurkha Rifles, two companies 11 Bihar, 881 Light Battery with ASC and medical platoons under Brig SS Rai, South of Cox’s Bazar to prevent escape of Pakistani stragglers. The Army Chief, as Chairman Chiefs […]

1971  WAR STORIES FROM PAKISTAN NAVY ADAPTED  FROM ‘BUBBLES OF WATER’ BY RADM MIAN ZAHIR SHAH IN THE  WESTERN SECTOR ------THAT IS WAR !

1971 WAR STORIES FROM PAKISTAN NAVY ADAPTED FROM ‘BUBBLES OF WATER’ BY RADM MIAN ZAHIR SHAH IN THE WESTERN SECTOR ——THAT IS WAR !

From Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan. HOW GHAZI WAS REPAIRED & SANK KHUKRI AND GOT AWAY. Vadm AU Khan confirms Vadm Tasnim’s story ‘Repairing the air-conditioner’, on PNS Hangor. After a major breakdown of the air-conditioning, the submarine was expected return to the dockyard to be repaired to prevent electrical short circuits, overheating and deterioration […]

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI  UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM ----18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

ON 9TH DEC 1971 KHUKRI UNDER CAPT MULLA FELL PREY TO HANGOR UNDER CDR TASNEEM —-18 OFFICERS & 126 SAILORS PERISHED & 8 OFFICERS & 61 SAILORS WERE RESCUED

  THE RESEARCHED STORY AS USI MEA AND BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION CELEBRATED 1ST WORLD WAR ANNIVERSARY WITH LACS BUT NO CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 1971 WAR IDF REMEMBERS THE 144 MEN IN WHITE WHO PERISHED IN A WATERY GRAVE IN 1971 ——RIP IDF from Warring Nuclear Nations –India & Pakistan and The History of the Pakistan […]

4th DEC  ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY  WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES  AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

4th DEC ACTION IN THE 1971 WAR IN THE BAY WAS SPEARHEADED BY INS VIKRANT’S PLANES AND MISSILE BOATS TOOK OFF FOR KARACHI WITH NO AIR COVER

Extracts from Warring Nuclear Nations –India Pakistan.  Memories are made of this.  The ferocious and rare White Tiger, painted across each flying fighter machine, gives its name to the British Seahawk Jet Fighter Squadron INAS 300 operating from INS Vikrant. The Cobras are the French built Alize Squadron INAS 310 flying off the Vikrant for […]

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

2018 WAS A YEAR OF DROUGHT WITH NO NEW SHIPS FOR INDIA’S NAVY BUT OPERATIONAL TEMPO WAS NOT LACKING AND INS ARIHANT PROVED NAVY’S ROLE IN INDIA’S TRIAD

Ranjit B Rai IDF Navy Week Musings with IDF’s Maritime analysis. This post must begin on Navy Day which falls on 4th December with a statement of import, though the media has been less excited about Navy Week in its dissemination as its election time. This is the Era of MARITIMIZATION and Navies world over […]