Jul-Aug 2015

  • TECHNOLOGY AS A FORCE MULTIPLIER
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    For Indians, their first experience with modern military technology began in the 19th century with European military campaigns in India. But in early 19th century machine guns, mobility – by wheeled automated vehicles and more importantly railways- and communication through telegraph lines, changed the face of warfare completely. And now in the 21st century, there […]

  • ‘THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF INDIA’ A PEEP INTO INDIAN HISTORY
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    In 1658, the magnificent Mughal Empire was on the brink of a precipice. Though it was at the peak of its opulence, the escalating rivalry between Shah Jahan’s eldest son Dara Shikoh and his third son Aurangzeb over the past two decades had split the family. Dara, the pampered prince was a poet and philosopher […]

  • COL HARWANT SINGH, MC PROFILE OF A HERO
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    Born on 15 September 1920, Col Harwant Singh, MC, was commissioned in the Sikh Regiment on 30 September 1941. He soon found himself in the thick of battle in World War II, serving for three years with 2 Sikh in Iraq, Palestine, North Africa, Cyprus and Italy. During the latter half of the war, in […]

  • GOOD BYE MR PRESIDENT
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    NEWS Pallbearers carrying the mortal remains of former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, entering his official residence at 10 Rajaji Marg, New Delhi on July 28, 2015. Former President of India, Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam passed away on 27 July 2015. He was delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong, when […]

  • PAK MILITARY’S OVERDRIVE ON TERROR AND TELEVISION
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    The pattern of Pakistan military’s stepping-up of ceasefire violations across the International Boundary (IB) and terrorist attacks across the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), other states in India as well as its anti-India rhetoric in Pakistani TV news channels, reflects its frustration and desperation since the BJP came to power. While […]

  • IMPORTANT CIRCULARS RELATED TO PENSION
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    Payment of Constant Attendance Allowance (CAA) on monthly basis with disability pension/ war injury pension to armed forces personnel In case a pensioner drawing CAA becomes inpatient in any govt hospital/institute or is gainfully employed, he shall immediately report the matter to the PDA. Since CAA is being paid on the basis of annual declaration, […]

  • PANEER BHURJI WITH BEETROOT PURIS
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    Some of my fondest childhood memories are of the dinner parties hosted at our house. Mom’s cooking was out of the world and it would excite me no end as a child to know that guests were coming to dinner. The aromas that wafted from the kitchen were mind blowing. My favourite dish was always […]

  • FEMALE DRIVERS – MALE DRIVERS
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    Statistically, while 90 percent of drivers are men, they also account for over 99.8 percent of Delhi’s traffic accidents. Women, therefore, obviously do not deserve the widely held opinion that they are dangers on the road… although some people might quibble that many of the accidents by men were actually triggered by the distraction of […]

  • FASCINATING LIFE AND TIMES OF AN ARMY WIFE IN INDIA
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    Adela was born to Colonel and Mrs. Arthur Cory of the British Indian Army, who on superannuation from army service had set up, edited and published the Civil and Military Gazette, at Lahore. Shortly, the young Rudyard Kipling too joined the same Daily as a cub-reporter. Keeping with the custom of those times, Adela and […]

  • THE FIRST FLAG HOISTING CEREMONY IN INDIA
    Posted in: Jul-Aug 2015

    When India became independent, the National Flag was hoisted for the first time at 6 p.m. on 15 August 1947, in the open lawns of Princes Park near India Gate. The ceremony was organised under the aegis of Headquarter Delhi Area, commanded by Major General Maharaj Shri Rajendra Sinhji, DSO, who also commanded the parade […]