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    The gentleman on the left front was my GOC in the Kargil War and I was his Deputy.

    He was then Maj Gen (later Lt Gen) Mohinder Puri.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    The gentleman on the left front was my GOC in the Kargil War and I was his Deputy.

    He was then Maj Gen (later Lt Gen) Mohinder Puri.
    Impressive looking bunch Sir, .............. but still wearing puttees ....... actually I liked them myself give great support to the ankles
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    Great pics Sir!

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    Very nice pics .... I wish more people in India could see how professional the defense forces in India are ...

    On a lighter note ... maybe in this age of "Indian Idol" and "MTV Roadies", the Indian Army should create a Reality show about the training in IMA or NDA ... could act as a recruiting tool for the new generation .... )

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    Really nice pics Raj. Especially the SFF pics; a rare find.
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    Thanks for sharing.
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    Sadly the first Gurkha Soldier has been killed in Afghanistan...RIP

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNew...4A540120081106

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    Sadly the first Gurkha Soldier has been killed in Afghanistan...RIP

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNew...4A540120081106
    May he rest in peace.
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    RIP Yubraj Rai............condolences to your family ..........FEAR NAUGHT
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    sadly the first gurkha soldier has been killed in afghanistan...rip

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/topnew...4a540120081106
    he died doing what he did best, amongst his greatest friends and admirers and for a cause he had taken the time to understand. He was brave, strong, hard and noble; he epitomised all that makes the gurkhas great -- the best.
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    India's Changing of the Guard Ceremony

    RIP :( I'm sure his kin take solace in the fact he gave his life to successfully liberate a country and peoples that their ancestors under their Guru, Sant Gorkhanath, who had faced much the same enemy and same evil ideology, liberated so many hundreds of years ago.


    On a somewhat lighter note, here are some more pictures

    This time, of the Changing of the Guard Ceremony at India's Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace), the official residence of the President of India. These pictures are rather recent, taken on Jan 4, 2008.

    Steeped in Indian Military traditions from both ancient India as well as the Indian Army's colonial heritage, the Changing of the Guards ceremony dates back several hundred years. The ceremony features The President's Bodyguard, the Indian Army's oldest and senior most regiment, as well as India's Household Calvary regiment, raised in 1773 and with traditions dating back over a hundred years earlier, as well as soldiers from the Rajputana Rifles, India's senior most rifles regiment, raised in 1775.

    Soldiers of the band and marching contingents are assigned from different regiments for duty over a short period of time in rotation. It is considered an especial honor for the regiment and is a matter of great pride. The following pictures of the ceremony, the Regimental Contingent features soldiers from the Assam Regiment, one of India's youngest but one of the most decorated infantry regiments, which was raised in 1941 and is composed of soldiers from and draws traditions from the India's northeast states.

    The Changing of the Guards ceremony takes place every morning, but on Saturday mornings a larger traditional ceremony is held. At 0615, amid the sounds of martial music, the marching of footsteps and beating of hoofs arising from within the complex, the new Guard detachment comprising a contingent of an Indian Army Regiment (in this case, Assam Rifles), Rajputana Rifles and the mounted troops of The President's Bodyguard, accompanied by the regimental brass band, emerges on to Rajpath, marching to the strains of "Vijay Bharat," while the Old Guard marches off to "Sare Jahan Se Achha"

    The two Guards meet and compliments are paid by the New Guard, who assumes charge. The Old Guard marches off along with the band playing "Amar Jawan."


    The pictures are taken by and copyright Husain.


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    The calm before the Ceremonies. Note the regimental pendants of 6 Assam Rifles and PBG:






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    The marching out of the New Guard:


















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    Formation ceremonies in front of the Secretariat Buildings:


















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    Last edited by RajKhalsa; 08 Nov 08, at 11:08.

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    [...continued from above]


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    The march out down Rajpath to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the actual Changing of the Guard:
















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    The incoming guard first salutes the outgoing guard in front of the magnificent Rashtrapati Bhavan:


















    Thus old guard is relieved and marches away, concluding the ceremonies:







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    Cheers,
    Raj
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    Ah the changing of the guard, I remember those over here.

    Its good to see that it is still done in India.
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    Tradition

    Excdellent pictures Raj, nothing quite like tradition to instill pride in people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave lukins View Post
    Sadly the first Gurkha Soldier has been killed in Afghanistan...RIP

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNew...4A540120081106
    Rest in Peace.
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