Articles By Col Alok Mathur, SM

Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Red Corridor

Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Red Corridor

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Date: 05 May , 2021

Operation Prahar was in progress on 03 April 2021 since 0530h in thick jungle area between Bijapur and Sukma village. It was being led by a special Cobra unit (commando battalion). Central Reserve...

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Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Contours of the Decision and Ramifications for...

Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Contours of the Decision and Ramifications for...

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Date: 20 Apr , 2021

Afghanistan has been associated with the India since the days of Ramayana and Mahabharata. King Dashrath’s wife Kakeyi was princess of Kakeya Pradesh, that in ancient times, constituted a group...

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Military Coup in Myanmar: Options for India

Military Coup in Myanmar: Options for India

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 09 Feb , 2021

In early hours of 1 February, 2021, as Armoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) rolled out on the streets of Nay Pai Taw and Yangon in Myanmar, the military owned Myawwady Television channel announced...

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Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

Valour Sagas of Bangladesh Liberation War

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 08 Jan , 2021

Pakistan can never forget the humiliation of 16 December 1971, when Indian forces entered Dhaka, the capital of East Pakistan and accepted the unconditional surrender of  almost four division...

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Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

Ceasefire of Indo-China War 1962: Victory has many Fathers; Defeat is an Orphan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 Nov , 2020

On 20 October, 1962, in NEFA, units of 7 Infantry Brigade were overrun, after giving stiff resistance to People’s Liberation Army (PLA).  Tactical headquarters of Red Eagle division, under Major...

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Sikkim from Batang La to Chorten La: A Narrative of the Himalayan Paradise

Sikkim from Batang La to Chorten La: A Narrative of the Himalayan Paradise

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 15 Nov , 2020

Sikkim, the beautiful 22nd State of Indian Union in the lap of mighty Himalayas, garnered headlines of World media on 9, May, 2020, when Indian Army troops clashed with a Patrol of the Chinese...

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Indo-China War 1962: Valour Stories from the Frontier

Indo-China War 1962: Valour Stories from the Frontier

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Date: 08 Nov , 2020

Military history is replete with stories of valour and sacrifice. Each battle has a legend associated with it. These are repeated through generations, written about and in modern times, converted...

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Indian Space Research Organisation: From Aryabhata to Gaganyaan

Indian Space Research Organisation: From Aryabhata to Gaganyaan

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 06 Nov , 2020

The year 2017 was a watershed in the long march of space research in India when Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) achieved twin landmarks. Firstly, on 15 February 2017, it, created a world...

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Indo-China War 1962: Tears of River Nam Ka Chu

Indo-China War 1962: Tears of River Nam Ka Chu

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Date: 31 Oct , 2020

My name is Nam Ka Chu, my origin is from Twin reservoirs of Tsangle located at 17000 feet on the Tri-junction of Bhutan, Tibet and India. I flow in the west of District Kameng adjoining the...

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Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

Tejas: The Radiance towards Self Reliance

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 28 Oct , 2020

On 04 February, 2001,  the first prototype of the indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) took off from Yalahanka Airbase for its maiden flight and returned safely in the presence of then Prime...

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DRDO: Steering the March towards Self-Reliance

DRDO: Steering the March towards Self-Reliance

By: Col Alok Mathur, SM | Issue: Courtesy: www.defenceinfo.com | Date: 25 Oct , 2020

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) an agency under the Department of Defence Research and Development in Ministry of Defence (MOD) of Government of India (GOI) is...

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