Kargil Vijay Diwas – Five Questions for the Silent Service

20 Years to Kargil Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on 26th July to commemorate India’s military victory on

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Rising From The Ashes

On 17th May 1985, a small Islander aircraft with two crew onboard was launched for a non-stop cross country (NSXC)

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Nuts & Bolts of Leadership: Admiral RL Pereira’s Speech

Admiral Ronald Lynsdale Pereira PVSM AVSM (1923-1993) was the 10th Chief of the Naval Staff of Indian Navy (Mar 1979

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When a Naval Aviator Flew the Mi-26 ‘Halo’

First four of the 15 CH47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters ordered by Indian Air Force arrived at Mundra port on

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Vipassana – A Year Later

Nobody walks into a Vipassana camp without reason. It is intensely lonely, decidedly tough, and if you survive those ten

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Planning Your Last Flight

I put before you, two real-life examples that may whet your appetite for further reading of this gloomy topic. CASE

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A Naval Aviator Remembers the Mi-8

On 17th December 2017, an old faithful workhorse of the Indian Air Force, the Mi-8 ‘Pratap’ helicopter (NATO code Hip)

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Stand By Me

On a particularly sad day in 2016 when the Indian Army lost seven brave soldiers to a cowardly terrorist attack

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Remember the time?

Music cassettes and two-in-ones Phones that didn’t ring for months Phantom & Bahadur, Diana & Bela Fun fairs & circus,

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We’ll Miss You, Butter Cat

It was almost as if she was waiting for us to adopt her. There she was, perched next to the

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Remembering Essel

Essel, Dimpy, Narayan, Lakshmi …so many names for a wonderful human being! I first met Essel during our time on

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Unforgettable Dutta

My earliest memory of meeting Sanjeev Dutta was at the Guard Room of Naval Academy, Goa when we reported for

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