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‘Operation Vijay’ was a fierce conflict rather than a war: Major CS Anand

Kargil War with the military operation code name of ‘Operation Vijay’ continues to haunt the countrymen for a variety of reasons despite the 24 years that have passed after the war. Pakistan Army and paramilitary troops were taught a lifetime lesson by the brave Indian Army and Indian Air Force on the high-altitude mountainous terrain. Yet, there looks to be no learning for better from the neighbouring country. Ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army and infiltrations by independent Kashmiri insurgents from across the international borders along the Line of Control (LoC) continue to annoy the Defence Forces. From May to July 1999: The unanticipated and unwarranted Kargil conflict which began May in 1999 continued till July with enough casualties on both sides. The Indian Air Force, jointly with the Army swung into aerial action under the codename ‘Operation Safed Sagar’ (White Sea) to flush out the enemy troops from vacated Indian positions along the LoC. Pak troops disguised as Ka

Lieutenant General BS Raju honoured with Param Vishist Seva Medal PVSM

Lieutenant General Baggavalli Somashekar Raju, currently serving as the 44th Vice Chief of the Army Staff has been honoured with the prestigious Param Vishist Seva Medal PVSM on the eve of Republic Day celebrations, this year. He took over as Vice Chief of the Indian Army on 01 May 2022. A big list of accolades: Param Vishist Seva Medal PVSM is the latest feather in Lieutenant BS Raju’s proud cap. In fact, the number of awards he has received during his illustrious services in the mighty defence force so far makes too big a list. Perhaps the latest one, Param Vishist Seva Medal PVSM is a crown among them. A glance at some of them: If, you would like to have a quick glance at some of them, here goes the shortlist: Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Siachen Glacier Medal, Sainya Seva Medal, High Altitude Service Medal, 9 Years Long Service Medal, 20 Years Long Service Medal, 30 Years Long Service Medal, Indian Military Training Team Bhutan Medal, Videsh Seva Medal, 50th Anniversary