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INDIA'S Legends and Historic Events.

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  1. SajeevJino

    SajeevJino Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    First Army chief of First Indian Army :) Man who made the british to scrumble !


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    Rare picture of Subhash chandr bose...with his army.......
    we need him badly to correct the corrupt political system in India
    "Tum mujhe khoon do main tumhae azaadi donga''
     
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    SajeevJino Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Today is Birthday of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw(3 April 1914- 27 June 2008)


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    IAF Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma

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    Exactly on April 3, 28 years back, IAF Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma strapped himself inside a Soyuz T-11 mission capsule. As the rocket, essentially a gigantic intercontinental ballistic missile, carrying the 6850-kg spacecraft, blasted off from its launch pad in Baikonur in Kazakhstan, Sharma became the first Indian cosmonaut, the first Indian in space.

    Born on January 13, 1949, in Patiala, Punjab, to Hindu Gaur parents, Sharma joined the Indian Air Force in 1970 as a pilot officer after joining the NDA as an IAF cadet in 1966. In the 1971 War, Sharma flew missions is MiG aircraft with considerable success.

    He was picked to be India’s representative in the Soviet Union’s Intercosmos programme – an outreach initiative by the Soviets, using space travel, to enhance friendship and cooperation with Warsaw Pact nations and a few others like India and France on September 20, 1982. Wing Commander Ravish Malhotra, another IAF officer was selected as his backup.

    Accompanied and guided by Yuri Malyshev and Gennady Strekalov, both experienced Soviet cosmonauts with multiple space flights to their credit, the Indian research cosmonaut galvanised the country’s citizenry like seldom before. There was an outpouring of nationalism. His spaceflight would be remembered by all Indians who were around to listen to AIR or to watch the news on Doordarshan. There were frenzied celebrations in many Indian cities, the kind of which were reserved for the cricket team’s victory over Pakistan, a relative rarity back then.

    Sharma spent a total of 7 days 21 hours and 40 minutes in space aboard Salyut 7, a low earth orbit space station, conducting an earth observation programme concentrating on India. He also did life sciences and materials processing experiments, including silicium fusing tests. He is also reported to have experimented with practicing Yoga to deal with the effects of prolonged orbital spaceflight.

    In reply to then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s query as to how India looked from space, he used Iqbal’s famous words: “Sare Jahan Se Achcha.”

    Sharma and his two fellow cosmonauts were picked up from a desolate spot, about 46 km from the northern Kazakh town of Arkalyk where the module landed.

    Post his spaceflight, Rakesh Sharma was awarded the order of The Hero of Soviet Union and with Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime military honour in India. Retiring with the rank of Wing Commander, Rakesh Sharma joined Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) as a test pilot at its Nashik Division in 1987. In 1992, he shifted to the National Flight Test Center (NFTC) in Bangalore and worked on the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft programme among others. He retired from test flying in 2001.

    Ironically enough, Rakesh Sharma was the first and last Indian cosmonaut. Two others scientists were training at NASA but the Challenger craft that was to take them to space was lost in an accident during its launch on January 28, 1986. Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams have both been where gravity becomes a virtual non-factor, the former never to return, but both were American citizens of Indian origin.
     
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    India thanks Bangladesh for honouring 1971 heroes


    India and thanked Dhaka for its decision to honour Indian nationals and groups for their role in the 1971 war that led to the birth of Bangladesh.

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna has written to his Bangladeshi counterpart Dipu Moni, expressing the government's sentiments.

    Krishna said the “cause of liberation of Bangladesh has been very close to our hearts, and the government and the people of India have been extremely proud of their association with the historic liberation war”.

    According to official sources, Krishna said the Bangladeshi initiative would “further strengthen the friendship” between the people of the two countries.

    This will also have a significant impact in preserving memories in the mind of the young and in educating future generations, he wrote.

    Last year, Bangladesh conferred the Bangladesh Freedom of Honour posthumously on Indira Gandhi, who was prime minister when Pakistan and India fought the 1971 war.

    Last week, Bangladesh honoured a host of Indians and Indian organisations for their contribution to the 1971 war which included, among others, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Lt Gen Jagjit Singh Aurora, Lt Gen JFR Jacob and Arundhati Ghose.

    Bangladesh celebrated its 41st independence day Monday with rich tributes to war heroes.

    On March 26, 1971, the people of then East Pakistan began a military campaign against Pakistani armed forces following largescale killings of civilians opposed to Islamabad.

    The civil war led to the eventual India-Pakistan war in December 1971, leading to the break-up of Pakistan and the birth of Bangladesh.

    On Monday, Bangladesh President Zillur Rahman, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia laid wreaths at the National Monument at Savar, some 30 km north of capital Dhaka.
     
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    Real Daughter of India : KALPANA CHAWLA.



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    thats very cool, good for india, btw is she the one who died in the crash or she is the different woman?
     
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    Unfortunatly she was the one who lost the life in shuttle accident... The other woman was Sunita Williams...
     
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    RIP to the dead woman, atleast she made her nation proud
     
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    ******** Azad Hind Fauj **********

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    On this day in 1944, the Indian tricolor was hoisted by the soldiers of the Azad Hind Fauj (Indian National Army) on Indian soil in Moirang, Manipur after the Azad Hind Fauj successfully entered India from Singapore fighting the British Empire. Let every patriotic Indian around the globe take a moment of remembrance in saluting these brave martyrs who happily gave up their lives for Mother India's freedom. Azad Hind Fauj zindabad.
     
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    Dude she is american,did you not notice the flag attached to her suit????
    Why do we take pride in people of other countries and those who relinquish their Indian citizenship??:hitwall::hitwall:
     
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    Dude she is From India Studied In India....And so on....INDIA Don't have a tech to carry humans into the Space...But she had Talent and got a Chance from NASA to achieve his goal..........


    Kalpana Chawla was born in Karnal, Haryana Punjab, India on July 1, 1961
    Kalpana Chawla completed her earlier schooling at Tagore Public School, Karnal.
    Complete her Aeronautical Engineering Degree from Punjab Engineering College at Chandigarh in 1982.
    She moved to the United States in 1982 and obtained a M.S. degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1984.
    She get an another M.S Degree in aerospace engineering 1986 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
    she get Doctorate in aerospace engineering in 1988 from the University of Colorado at Boulder


    NASA career

    Kalpana Chawla joined the NASA 'Astronaut Corps' in March 1995 and was selected for her first flight in 1996. She spoke the following words while traveling in the weightlessness of space, "You are just your intelligence". She had traveled 10.4 million km, as many as 252 times around the Earth.

    Her first space mission began on November 19, 1997 as part of the six-astronaut crew that flew the Space Shuttle Columbia flight STS-87. Chawla was the first Indian-born woman and the second Indian person to fly in space, following cosmonaut Rakesh Sharma who flew in 1984 in a spacecraft. On her first mission Chawla traveled over 10.4 million miles in 252 orbits of the earth, logging more than 372 hours in space. During STS-87, she was responsible for deploying the Spartan Satellite which malfunctioned, necessitating a spacewalk by Winston Scott and Takao Doi to capture the satellite. A five-month NASA investigation fully exonerated Chawla by identifying errors in software interfaces and the defined procedures of flight crew and ground control.

    After the completion of STS-87 post-flight activities, Chawla was assigned to technical positions in the astronaut office to work on the space station, her performance in which was recognized with a special award from her peers.
    In 2000 she was selected for her second flight as part of the crew of STS-107. This mission was repeatedly delayed due to scheduling conflicts and technical problems such as the July 2002 discovery of cracks in the shuttle engine flow liners. On January 16, 2003, Chawla finally returned to space aboard Columbia on the ill-fated STS-107 mission. Chawla's responsibilities included the microgravity experiments, for which the crew conducted nearly 80 experiments studying earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety.


    So really She is a girl to take the India Name into all over the World
     
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    Martyr Mangal Pandey (19 July 1827 - 8 April 1857) Martyd on this day 8 April 1857


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    :Mangal Pandey was a soldier of the 34th Native Infantry of East India Company and became the historical hero by attacking his officer and initiating the first war of independence, the revolt of 1857.The cause behind this brave action was the imposition of compulsory use of the particular type of cartridge by the British officials to all army soldiers. The new cartridge was actually made of animal fats and use of such thing was against the Islamic and Hindu religion of the army :
     
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    1.Two great heroes of our Liberation War were missed out in this lot, to be included in the next one.

    a. Gen Jagjit Singh Arora, the true victor of the War, a great general and a thorough gentleman who charmed anyone who came in touch with him. It is rare for such a great soldier to be so humble. We shall always love him for what he has done and for what he was.

    b. Brig Sabegh Singh (later Maj Gen), a soldier of soldiers. Let us not get into discussions about the later chapter of his life which no doubt will attract opposing views. But to us he was a hero whom our youth loved. Under the cover of Kilo Force, he had trained our boys like his own children. We will always prize his memory and contribution.

    2. It is a fact that because of these two soldiers, Sikhs are popular in this country. Great ambassadors for their community.
     
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    A soldier's general

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    #"Gentlemen, I have arrived and there will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued" -Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, Indian Army, in 1962 India China War

    #Manekshaw also re-emphasised the dignity of soldiering in the corridors of power in New Delhi. On a rather warm day the Defence Secretary, Harish Sarin, a very powerful civil servant, upon entering the Ministry’s conference room said to a Colonel sitting close to a window, "You there, open that window!" Before the Colonel could get up came a sharp "Sit down" came from Manekshaw, who had also just entered from another door. Turning to the Secretary, he said, "Mr. Secretary, don’t you ever address one of my officers in that tone of voice. You may say, "Sam, would you please open that window, and I will open the window for you. That officer is a Colonel, and not ‘You there’." Harish Sarin mumbled something to the effect that he didn't mean it that way, to which Sam replied,"I don't care how you meant it. I heard it & didn't like it."
     
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    Param Vir Chakra


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    1. Awarded for most conspicuous bravery or some daring or pre-eminent act of valour or self sacrifice, in the presence of the enemy, whether on land, at sea, or in the air. The decoration may be awarded posthumously.

    2. If any recipient of the Chakra shall again perform such and act of bravery as would have made him or her eligible to be recorded by a Bar to be attached to the riband by which the Chakra is suspended, and for every such additional act of bravery, an additional Bar shall be added, and any such Bar or Bars may also be awarded posthumously. For every Bar awarded a replica of the 'Indra's Vajra' in miniature shall be added to the riband when worn alone.

    3. Officers, men and women of all ranks of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, of any of the Reserve Forces, of the Territorial Army Militia and of any other lawfully constituted Armed Forces.

    4. Matrons, Sisters, Nurses and the staff of the Nursing Services and other Service pertaining to Hospitals and Nursing, and Civilians of either sex serving regularly or temporarily under the orders, directions or supervision of any of the above-mentioned Forces.
     
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