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The IADN Has Gone A Long Way In Collecting Insights On Military History. The Section Is An Effort To Come-Up With Heard And Unheard Stories Of Exceptional Military Leadership Which Has Inspired Generations Of Military Hierarchy. We Believe These Stories Will Help In Inspiring And Imparting Basic Leadership Ethos In The Readers Across The Domain. Making Sure These Legends Never Fade Away.

‘James Bond of India’ turned 77 years young: things to know about NSA Ajit Doval

‘James Bond of India’ turned 77 years young: things to know about NSA Ajit Doval

IADN Editorial TeamJanuary 21, 20223 min read

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval turned 77 on 20 January. The fifth NSA of the country, Doval has been spent years undercover in Pakistan, earning the nickname of India’s James Bond. Doval was born on 20 January 1495, in Uttarakhand’s Pauri Garhwal. He began his career as an IPS officer…

Operation Cactus Lily 1971- A saga of bravery, valor, and chivalry

Operation Cactus Lily 1971- A saga of bravery, valor, and chivalry

Dr. Biplab RathDecember 4, 2021

“Do not neglect the graves of the heroes. Do not forget that they died for your necessity. Died, in so many cases without romance, almost ridiculously, hung on barbed wire like scarecrows, or mixing their blood with the rain and filth of some lonely shell hole.” The Indian Army has…

The Story of Ranchordas Pagi: An Unknown Hero of India

The Story of Ranchordas Pagi: An Unknown Hero of India

June 12, 2021

Manekshaw In His Last Times Kept Remembering This Old Man Called ‘Pagi’. In 2008, Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw  was admitted to Wellington Hospital, Tamil Nadu. He often kept taking a name ‘Pagi-Pagi’ during the days of his ill-health and semi concious state. The doctors asked one day “Sir, who is…

Once A Demoted Officer Raised Indian Army’s Most Elite Battalion: The Special Forces

Once A Demoted Officer Raised Indian Army’s Most Elite Battalion: The Special Forces

Shantanu K. BansalApril 10, 2021

Lt. Col. Megh Singh Rathor was an Indian Army officer who was once Court Martialed and demoted due to some reason to the rank of Major just a month before the 1965 war started. Being demoted, he was asked to depute at a training school in Shmila but as the…

The General Who Knew That 1962 Is Going To Happen

The General Who Knew That 1962 Is Going To Happen

Shantanu K. BansalOctober 16, 2020

Lt. Gen. SPP Thorat But was ignored by the system..! Lt. Gen. SPP Thorat reported about China’s threat to India border on October 8, 1959. Thorat, then responsible for the Eastern Command, sent a paper on the defence of NEFA to the Army Chief who forwarded it to the Defence…