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The Icy Winds of Victory

Col (now retd.) Lalit Rai was commanding the  1/11 Gorkha Battalion during the Kargil conflict of 1999 and was posted in the Batalik sector. The enemy had occupied the commanding peaks. They also had a clear head start of a few months and hence had acquired a very strong position.… Read more>
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India’s Most Fearless

This is a summary of a story from the book India’s Most Fearless. Sqn Ldr Ritul Sharma, nearing 30 and newly married is a MiG 29 pilot. On a clear sunny day in Jamnagar, he was given the task of carrying out certain maneuvers at supersonic speed, to test engine and frame capability to a ‘stretched to the limit’ state.… Read more>