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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 […]

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 […]

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT INDIA’S UNDERWATER NUCLEAR CAPABILITY NOW THAT PM MODI HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA HAS COMPLETED IT’S TRIAD & SECOND STRIKE IS OPERATIONAL

IDF Update & Analysis IDF offers an explanation of the Naval component of India’s Triad, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi proudly announced when he received INS Arihant on the 5th of November, 2018 at Vishakhapatnam. CNS Sunil Lanba and Vadm Retd PS Cheema Ex SFC are seen in the picture as the Captain presented a […]

LESSONS  FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA &  PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS -- INDIANS ARE  THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE  HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR)  PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

LESSONS FROM AMERICA PART 2 -WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF USA & TRUMP & INDIA & PM MODI & HOW AMERICA RUNS — INDIANS ARE THE MOST INTELLIGENT ARGUMENTATIVE HARDWORKING CLEVER (CHATUR) PEOPLE IN AMERICANS’ CALCULUS— ! WILL STRATEGIC AUTONOMY SUCCEED ?

Ranjit B Rai  IDF post  includes snippets  about American history and India to appreciate   how both progressed to ask will Strategic  Autonomy succeed with China as the Elephant in the room.  USA and India today stand in a world moving away from multilateralism  to bilateralism in  trade and foreign policy led by USA. Two security […]

RICH & STABLE UAE HAS STEALTHILY BECOME A WESTERN IOR MARITIME POWER GOADED BY FRANCE & SAUDI ARABIA—WEST ASIA HAS BECOME UNSTABLE—IT IS INDIA’S OIL LIFE LINE — WAR THERE WILL HIT INDIA & IS TRUMP CAUSING IT ? IS CHINA A PLAYER THAT INDIA NEEDS ? Part One.

RICH & STABLE UAE HAS STEALTHILY BECOME A WESTERN IOR MARITIME POWER GOADED BY FRANCE & SAUDI ARABIA—WEST ASIA HAS BECOME UNSTABLE—IT IS INDIA’S OIL LIFE LINE — WAR THERE WILL HIT INDIA & IS TRUMP CAUSING IT ? IS CHINA A PLAYER THAT INDIA NEEDS ? Part One.

Ranjit B Rai The object of this post is to analyse a major strategic sea change that has stealthily taken place in the last five  years in the Western Indian Ocean Region (IOR)  where United Arab Emirates (UAE)  with a modern military flying potent planes and sailing warships (many  trained by India and Pakistan), with […]