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Sunday, 4 December 2016

01142 W Commander Anil Kumar Kakar: Survivor of INS Khukri (F-149) 1971 War

01142 W Commander Anil Kumar Kakar fought on board INS Khukri (F-149) during the 1971 War in the Western Sector. 

His narrative ordeal survival has been published in Fauji India Magazine (access online); in continuation of the sixth article in my "Battlefield Tales" a special series of historic articles dedicated to unsung heroes of our Nation. This series brings the battlefield to you as they were experienced and narrated by our veterans.

1971: Salute to the "Silhouette of a Man"
Battlefield Tales- 6
Sagat Shaunik
Fauji India: The United Voice of Veterans and Sainiks,
Vol 3 - Issue 01, Mumbai,
December 2016, pages 23-27.
Published on December 1st, 2016.

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Wednesday, 2 November 2016

JC 593163 A Subedar (Honorary Captain) Girdhari Lal Chowdhary, 8th Battalion, The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (Siachen), Retired.

JC 593163 A Subedar (Honorary Captain) Girdhari Lal Chowdhary, 8th Battalion, The Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (Siachen), Retired; fought as Rifleman during the Battle for Bana Post during the 1987 Operations in the Siachen Sector. 

JC 155825 Subedar Major (Honorary Captain) Bana Singh, who earned India's highest gallantry award The Param Vir Chakra during this operation; endorsed his brother-in-arms' narrative of the Battalion's heroic operation. 

A glimpse of the battlefield from the Home-Front was narrated by Mrs. Anita Singh, wife of IC 31669 N Brigadier Varinder Singh, Vir Chakra, Sena Medal, Retired; who led the entire operation.

Their full story, has been published in Fauji India Magazine (access online); in continuation of the fifth article in my "Battlefield Tales" a special series of historic articles dedicated to unsung heroes of our Nation. This series brings the battlefield to you as they were experienced and narrated by our veterans.

1987: White, Blood, Shells at Siachen
Battlefield Tales- 5
Sagat Shaunik
Fauji India: The United Voice of Veterans and Sainiks,
Vol 2 - Issue 12, Mumbai,
November 2016, pages 29-34.
Published on November 1st, 2016.

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