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Vijay Diwas: PM lights 'Swarnim Vijay Mashaal' at National War Memorial

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday lit the "Swarnim Vijay Mashaal" from the eternal flame of the National War Memorial here, marking the beginning of the 50th anniversary year celebrations......

The soldier who won India's first Param Vir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. We salute this hero whose courage has inspired hundreds of thousands......

The IAF hero awarded the Maha Vir Chakra twice

Claude Arpi reveals how Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath won a second Maha Vir Chakra in the 1965 War. IMAGE: Wing Commander Jag Mohan 'Jaggi' Nath receives his second Maha Vir Chakra for his role in......

The soldier who became a legend

A fortnight after he became the face of the Indian soldier in the Kargil war, on July 8, 1999, Vikram Batra died. He was mortally wounded after fighting through the night while recapturing Peak......

Never forget the Heroes of Rezang La

'Why isn't the story of the valiant 13th Kumaon a part of every child's textbooks?' 'Why have we let these brave men die unwept, unmourned, and unsung?' asks Rajeev Srinivasan. IMAGE: The Rezang......

Why we can never forget Kargil

Around April 1999, Pakistani infiltrators captured some Indianterritory in Jammu and Kashmir. The Indian Army fought for over fourmonths to reclaim the territory and lost around 450 soldiers in the......

Four blocks of Eden named after war veterans

IMAGE: CAB president Sourav Ganguly with Indian Army Personnel at the unveiling ceremony at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Friday. Photograph: BCCI Four war heroes found a place of permanence in the......

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