Though born in Uttarakhand, Gen. Bipin Rawat is a Gorkha by Creed. He was commissioned in the Fifth Battalion of the Eleven Gorkha Rifles 5/11 GR in December 1978, from IMA, Dehradun, where he was awarded the ‘Sword of Honour’.
In a massive rescue operation, the Indian Army successfully rescued above 1500 stranded tourists in Sikkim. On 27th December, around 300 taxis carrying above 1500 tourists were travelling back from Nathula Pass were stuck on the way along Jawaharlal Nehru Road due to road blockage caused by heavy snowfall.
Not before and not since has any battalion launched a full scale assault employing just the Khukuri and guile alone. After getting their orders, by 5am the fierce Khukuri assault had silenced Pakistani Maj Alvi’s Bravo Company. In the mopping up, nearly 45 bodies were found scattered around the main position.
On a freezing and unforgiving November night, 123 Indian soldiers – frostbitten, weary, hungry and heavily outnumbered – defied the might of the rampaging Chinese Army.
I am the third generation in the army and that too in the same Regiment. After I was commissioned, I joined 11 GORKHA RIFLES, the Regiment that my grandfather and father belonged to – it’s like a tradition. I got commissioned into 7/11 GORKHA RIFLES. This incidentally, was not the battalion that I led into battle. The battalion I was destined to lead, into a fierce series of battles during ‘OP VIJAY’ was 1/11 GORKHA RIFLES, the one my father had been commissioned into about 42 years ago.
Victoria Cross winners Netra Bahadur Thapa and Againsingh Rai are two names from the annals of history that may not ring many bells today, but…
An expedition of the Indian Army has shared pictures of the elusive and mysterious ‘Yeti’ footprints in the Himalayas. The Additional Directorate General of Public Information (ADGPI) of the Army posted pictures of the ‘footprints’ taken close to the Makalu Base Camp on April 9. The footprints are of 32×15 inches.
The eldest son of Doma and Jagat Singh Tamang, Dipen was a resident of Chambi village under Sitong-1 of Kurseong, his in-laws are from Latpanchar. He did his schooling from Panchvati Shelpu High School. He leaves behind a young wife and a baby son.
Sangeeta Mall, the wife of Martyred Gorkha jawan Shisir Mall, who made the supreme sacrifice while battling terrorists in J&K, was commissioned into the Indian Army after passing out from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai on Saturday.
After 12 days of hectic search operations, rescuers yesterday managed to trace the body of Rfn Govind Chhetri of 7 JAK Rifles,