It's been a while, but as they say, better late than never. We finally made some time to redesign our blog and soon we will have our own independent website. The blog helped us reach a huge audience and generate a lot of interest in this area. As a result, the format and (utility) of the blog seems overwhelmed, hence the transittion to the dedicated site. The URL for the new site and content will be disclosed soon. Till then, enjoy the blog and continue to contribute to our posts.
J.J. Singh to be first Sikh to head Indian Army:
[India News]: New Delhi, Nov 27 : Lt. Gen. Joginder Jaswant Singh, a highly decorated officer with wide experience of commanding operational units in various theatres, was Saturday named the next Indian Army chief. Singh, who will become the first Sikh to head the army, will succeed Gen. N.C. Vij when he retires Jan 31, according to an official statement.
The most senior lieutenant general in the army, Singh currently heads the Chandimandir-based Western Army Command that is responsible for guarding the frontier with Pakistan. An alumnus of the National Defence Staff College, Singh was earlier chief of the army's training command and Additional Director General of Military Operations during the 1999 Kargil border conflict with Pakistan.
Awarded the Param Vishist Sewa Medal, the nation's highest peace-time military award for distinguished service, Singh commanded a mountain brigade in Jammu and Kashmir, a division in the western sector and one of the army's three strike corps. He also served as defence attaché in the Indian embassy in Algeria.--Indo-Asian News Service
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Cooperative Cope Thunder
Nikhil and Jehangir wrote an exhaustive article about the Cooperative Cope Thunder joint event. Their article was publihed in Vayu magazine. Click on the link below to read the in-depth article with amazing pictures courtesy of mark Farmer at topcover.com
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