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B Raman – 007 of India


An era may be inexorably drawing to a close with the passing of Bahukutumbi Raman, one of India’s most brilliant Intelligence operatives and a doyen of the country’s strategic security community.

An officer of the 1961 batch of the Indian Police Service, B. Raman was assigned to the Madhya Pradesh cadre where he distinguished himself in difficult assignments such as that of Sub divisional Police Officer, Katni before joining the Intelligence Bureau (IB) under the earmarking scheme.

Major Mukund Varadarajan – Supreme Sacrifice – 2014

Mukund VaradarajanAwarded Ashok Chakra, India’s highest peace time gallantry award on August 15, 2014

Putting Up a Brave Face For the World

CHENNAI: Three-year-old Arshea would not let go of her grandpa R Varadarajan, telling the men who wanted to take her picture, “I want my thaatha.” At the Officers Training Academy, Arshea was with her mother Indhu Rebecca Varghese, wife of martyred officer Major Mukund Varadarajan, and grandmother Geetha Varadarajan, to unveil her father’s bust – strategically placed at the Jessami Company block, where he was trained in 2006. The unveiling of the bust was held at a ceremony with the entire family present along with members and officers from OTA.

General Sundarji – Thinking General

General Sundarji

General Krishnaswamy Sundarji (formal name was Krishnaswamy Sundararajan) assumed charge of the Indian Army, as the 14th Chief of Army Staff, on 01 February 1986. Born on 28 April 1930 at Chenglepet in Tamil Nadu, he joined the Madras Christian College only to leave it before receiving a degree. Dr A.J. Boyd, who was then the highly distinguished principal of the college, was sorry to see him leave. He was commissioned into the Mahar Regiment in April 1946 and saw action in the North-West Frontier of Undivided India and later on in Jammu & Kashmir. In 1963, he served in the UN Mission in the Congo, where he was Chief of Staff of the Katanga Command and was mentioned in dispatches for his bravery. Later, he commanded the 1st Mahar from November 1963 to November 1965 and his battalion saw action in the plains during the 1965 Indo-Pak War.

During the 1971 Indo-Pak War, General Sundarji was the Brigadier General Staff of a corps in the eastern theatre and made valuable contribution in operations culminating in the liberation of erstwhile East Pakistan into Bangladesh.

The Hero Who Saved INS Vikrant From Pakistan And Won India The 71 War

Admiral Krishnan

Vice Admiral Krishnan, The Hero Who Saved INS Vikrant From Pakistan And Won India The 71 War – Defence Lover

Indian Armed Forces history is brimming with stories of bold men who spared the day for the nation.

In any case, a lesser known hero was Vice Admiral Nilakanta Krishnan whose expert plan spared plane carrying warship INS Vikrant, the pride of Indian Navy from Gazi, the US made submarine of Pakistan Navy in 1971 War.

Krishnan, the then Chief of Eastern Naval Command utilized the maturing INS Rajput to give an impression to the Pakistanis that the Vikrant was berthed at Vizag harbor while in all actuality it was sheltered a thousand miles away in the Andaman.

With a goal to surprise Indian Forces even before the begin of the war, on November fourteenth 1971, Pakistan