A Pakistan bound ship alleged to be containing weapons has become seized by Indian authorities. Currently moored at Diamond Harbour Port, the Indian Navy and Coast Guard were contacted by the Kolkata Port Trust after it was discovered the crew with the alleged ship, the M V Agean Glory, we had not declared itself to be carrying explosives.
The result of the attack had a demoralizing influence on the Indian leadership and the Indian Army. This predicament can squarely laid with the doorstep of successive Army Chiefs right from General Cariappa to General Thapar who abandoned their duty in conditioning the Army to manage China. No mountain exercise was ever conducted for your troops along with the Staff College had only exercises on battles inside plains of Punjab and deserts of Rajasthan as you possibly can scenarios of the conflict. The Indian Air Force during those times were built with a mix of Gnats, Hunters, Mystere’s, Canberra’s and MIG 21.
The latest exercise code name ‘Nomadic elephant’ came about at Belgaum using a two week training and active performance session in counter insurgency. Along with the Indian Army 30 officers and men in the Mongolian defense forces took part. It is worth noting that this exercise tapered off through the visit of the Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to India. Perhaps it was statement of India’s intent.
The Japanese army had soon surrounded Kohima and was on the gates of India. The siege of Kohima lasted weeks though the Indian army never threw in the towel. It was then how the Japanese broke and the Imperial army failed to capture Kohima. This was the turning point of the war inside east. Yet this battle just isn’t given its due, though it was every inch as essential as Stalingrad or El Alamein. The battle for Kohima brought out untold bravery of the British Indian army. Bose also did not engineer defections among the Indian troops and this was the limit in the Japanese imperial army as they were defeated and turned back.
Joint Exercises are only 1 area of the military cooperation between India and Mongolia. Top generals and staff from Mongolia have visited India and it’s also followed up with the visit with the Indian army top brass to Mongolia. The former Vice-Chief with the Army Staff Lt. Gen. Noble Thamburaj had visited visiting Mongolia recently. The occasion was the Mongolian soldiers day celebration. The Chief from the Army Staff of Mongolia also visited India to wait the Defense Expo exhibition at Delhi.
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