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  • India, France to hold joint army exercise Shakti-2019 to counter terror

    India, France to hold joint army exercise Shakti-2019 to counter terror

    While a contingent of the Sikh Regiment of Sapta Shakti Command will represent the Indian Army in this exercise, the French Army delegation will be represented by troops of the 21st Marine Infantry Regiment of 6th Armoured Brigade, the Defence Ministry said.

    October 29, 2019
  • Our Punjab, Their Punjab

    Our Punjab, Their Punjab

    The Indian armed forces have an embarrassment of riches in terms of gallantry and service to the nation by the 'Punjabis', who serve across the services with much aplomb, élan and dignity. The region itself has the highest number of regiments that induct the bulk of their soldiers from the region, notably the Punjab Regiment, Sikh Regiment, Sikh Light Infantry, Dogras etc. The sociological-religious context of the term 'Punjabi' is also much more expansive than the understanding in Pakistan with an unmatched mix of societal diversity.

    August 24, 2019
  • Battle of Saragarhi: The heroic last stand

    Battle of Saragarhi: The heroic last stand

    The Battle of Saragarhi almost marks a forgotten chapter in the history of India. Although a recent Bollywood film chronicled the events from 12 September 1897, much more needs to be done to etch this incredible tale of valour in the hearts of Indians

    April 21, 2019
  • Capt: Memorial to honour soldiers of Saragarhi battle by next year

    Capt: Memorial to honour soldiers of Saragarhi battle by next year

    After paying obeisance in Gurdwara Saragarhi during the state-level martyrdom day function, the CM went to Barki Square to pay floral tributes to the great martyrs who laid down their lives in the Indo-Pak war.

    September 13, 2018
  • Lt. Gen. Jha takes over as IMA Commandant

    Lt. Gen. Jha takes over as IMA Commandant

    Lt. Gen. Sanjay Kumar Jha today took over as the 48th Commandant of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) here. A highly decorated soldier, Lt. Gen. Jha, an alumnus of the National Defence Academy and IMA, was commissioned into the 17th battalion of the Sikh Regiment on Dec 13, 1980. In an illustrious career spanning …

    September 4, 2017