Indian Army Chief Gen MM Naravane yesterday met with one of the heroes of 1971 War Lnc Hav Dil Bahadur Chhetri in Nepal, who had…
India’s former Foreign and Defence Minister, Jaswant Singh was also an army man and strictly followed a military discipline all his life.
One day a friend’s father told me that I should join the army. He told me that it was great to serve the nation at the forefront. Well for that I had to sit for an exam and then I would be called for an interview at SSB at Bangalore, Allahabad or Bhopal. The journey and stay would be all sponsored by the Indian Army. Well the second part was more exciting for me rather than the first…
Capt. Amber Singh Gurung (Retd ) joined the Gorkha Regiment on 9th of March, 1943 – at the height of World War – II and went on to serve the army for 36 years, 3 months and 12 days.
Born in a troubled city, in a troubled time – Sujai Lama decided to rise above his struggles and the daily grind. There have been many sporting greats from amongst us, who have made it big at the national and international level – but no one, as far as we know, has worked this hard… and come this far… and yet remained so obscure that the amazing story of his struggles and sporting legacy has remained out of the public view till today.
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.