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A comprehensive treatise on international military interventions.
A hand-to-hand fight by a young officer against the LTTE and another unit’s bloody pitched battle while encircled by LTTE cadres, facing certain annihilation. An officer and a jawan have a premonition of their impending death.
The unit’s unflinching support mitigates a widow’s trauma of losing her husband in the face of a callous state government. A brigade commander, a staff officer, and a commanding officer share valuable lessons during the command and management of troops in war under ambiguous circumstances. The aviators daredevil role of rescue and support in the face
of enemy fire. A naval officer’s poignant race, while on a ship, to reach out in aid of his on-shore, dying army colleague.
A VIP heli- landing into an LTTE-infested area almost comes to grief, but for the courage of a few good men. A doctor’s unique bond with troops when the latter virtually denies his leave request. A risky raid, by an infantry column into a thickly forested enemy camp, amidst repeated ambushes. An IAF pilot deftly handles the IL76 to fly in the T-72 tank into an uncharted overseas destination. An attack helicopter pilot shares the unique experience of handling the MI-25, with its deadly firepower, in the jungles against LTTE while minimising collateral damage. Veterans quest to resurrect the IPKF legacy by covering 6,500 Km in a 23-day motorcycle expedition to the North East.
An eclectic collection of military accounts.
By the Authors of ‘ Valiant Deeds, Undying Memories.’
Careless of eye and coarse of the lip,
They marched in the holiest fellowship.
That heaven might heal the world, they gave
Their earth-born dreams to deck the grave.
-Marching Men, by Marjorie Pickthall
Lt Col Atul Kochhar & Lt Col BR Nair
Lieutenant Colonel Atul Kochhar, MSc (Defence Studies), PGDM, was commissioned into First Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in June 1986. He is an alumnus of NDA and DSSC. He was part of his unit in the Indian Military Training Team (East), Bhutan, for imparting training to the Royal Bhutan Army. He has served in all major areas/theatres of operations, including Op Chequerboard, Op Pawan, Op Parakram, Op Rakshak and Op Vijay. He was posted in Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre as a Training Major, DAQMG of 123 Infantry Brigade in Op Vijay, and as an Instructor in NCC Officer Training Academy Gwalior. He fulfilled his Executive MBA from IIM Indore in 2007. He is settled in Noida and can be reached out at firstname.lastname@example.org /email@example.com.
Lieutenant Colonel B R Nair was commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery (Field Wing) after graduating from the Centre for Russian Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, in September 1974. He is an alumnus of the Officer’s Training School, Madras – now the Officer’s Training Academy, Chennai. One of the last artillery officers to be commissioned into a Mountain Pack Regiment being reorganised into what later came to be known as the ‘Light regiment’; he was transferred to the Intelligence Corps, after a stint as a General Staff Officer Grade 3 in the Military Intelligence Directorate of Army Headquarters. Subsequently, he served in counter-insurgency operations in the North East (Mizoram & Agartala), in intelligence gathering operations on the Western borders, counter-intelligence operations in Central India, as a Staff Officer Grade 2 in Military Intelligence Directorate, and as a Grade 1 Intelligence Staff Officer, in a corps headquarters on the western border.
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