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Today is the 61st anniversary of the day when Portugal surrendered to India!
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‌Indian troops landing in Goa after liberation to reinforce initial columns and secure territory - Dec 1961.
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he Indian Chief of Army Staff, Gen Pran Thapar (far right) with deposed Governor General of Portuguese India Manuel António Vassalo e Silva (seated centre) at a POW facility in Vasco Da Gama, Goa
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#November 1961 - in a display of its #maritime supremacy in the region Portuguese contingent based at #Anjadip Island fires at #Indian merchant ship Sabarmati. Portuguese garrisons also fire indiscriminately on Indian fishing boats off #Karwar & South #Goa (1/n)
These acts of aggression by the Portuguese forced #GovernmentofIndia to evict them from Indian soil & #IndianNavy executed #OpVijay to achieve this aim.

Two warships #Rajput & #Kirpan are deployed to escort merchant ships & ensure safety of fishermen (2/n)
#01Dec 1961

Naval Headquarters #NHQ initiates #OpChutney, a precursor to #OpVijay, to capture Anjadip Island.
#INSBetwa & #INSBeas are deployed on patrol off Goa, #INSMysore & #INSTrishul prepare to carry out an amphibious landing (3/n)


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२१ वर्षांपूर्वी, २६ जुलै १९९९ रोजी भारताने पाकिस्तानी सैन्याने बळकावलेले अखेरचे भारतीय ठाणे पुन्हा काबीज केले #कारगिल युद्ध जिंकले. #कारगिल_विजय_दिवस त्याची थोडक्यात माहिती #Thread
@aparanjape @Girbane @yashodhanpanse #म @adgpi @MandarDiwakar @snigdhaman
हिवाळ्यात #कारगिल परिसर राहण्यासाठी अत्यंत प्रतिकूल होत असल्याने दोन्ही देशांचे सैनिक हिवाळ्यात खाली सुरक्षित जागी परतत. व उन्हाळ्यात पुन्हा आपल्या जागी येत. असा करार नसला तरी दोन्ही लष्करांनी ही बाब मान्य केली होती. मात्र, पाकिस्तानने त्याचा भंग केला.
काश्मीरला लडाखशी जोडणाऱ्या या एकमेव रस्त्यावर ताबा मिळविण्याचा पाकिस्तानचा उद्देश होता. ती सामरिकदृष्ट्या मोठी आघाडी ठरली असती. त्यासाठीच पाक लष्कराचे तत्कालिन प्रमुख जनरल #मुशर्रफ यांनी सुमारे ५० हजार सैनिक घुसखोरांच्या वेषात भारतीय हद्दीत धाडले
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A Soldier Remembers…


By late 1949 after the Kashmir debacle General Nathu Singh recommended the Army begin recruitment in full swing.

From the usual 800-1000 recruits during my time in 1952,
a serious recruitment drive pushed by General Thimayya saw the Artillery Training Centre, Nasik Road flooded with 4-5000 to be trained.
However, with insufficient barracks, training equipment, beds, camp cots, mosquito nets & clothing.…
Depots sent us shorts leftover from the WW2 campaign of North African deserts where it was extremely hot in the day & cold at night.
So instead of issuing a pair of trousers these shorts could be brought down below knee level at sunset & folded up & buttoned in the morning !
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