Articles By Amit K Paul

Siachen: Baisakhi & Meghdoot

Siachen: Baisakhi & Meghdoot

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Apr , 2024

It was only fortuitous that India launched Operation Meghdoot on 13th April 1984 thereby successfully pre-empting Pakistan from occupying the Saltoro Heights on 1st May 1984 as per its plan. After...

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The Cloud Messengers of Siachen

The Cloud Messengers of Siachen

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 14 Sep , 2023

Between 1980 and 1983 shadow mountaineering was underway on the peaks in and around the Siachen Glacier with both India and Pakistan sending reconnaissance patrols to the region. Additionally...

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The Long March to Siachen

The Long March to Siachen

By: Amit K Paul | Date: 09 Sep , 2023

The Crucial Meeting After preliminary discussions with Gen. A S Vaidya, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) around 9th of February 1984, a crucial meeting was called by the Northern Army Commander, Lt....

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Cracking the Siachen Walnut

Cracking the Siachen Walnut

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 05 Sep , 2023

Walnuts, also known as ‘doon’ in Kashmiri and ‘akhrot’ in Hindi are found in large numbers in the Valley. Vonth, Kaghazi and Barzul are three local varieties of Kashmiri walnuts or...

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Grad-P on the Bilafond La in April 1984

Grad-P on the Bilafond La in April 1984

By: Amit K Paul | Issue: Net Edition | Date: 25 Aug , 2023

Despite drone warfare and other technological advancements in this field it is widely accepted that the Russian artillery and its traditional artillery practices played a pivotal role in creating...

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Lt Col Stobdan Kalon, VSM: The man who reconnoitered the Siachen snout in 1978

Lt Col Stobdan Kalon, VSM: The man who reconnoitered the Siachen snout in 1978

By: Amit K Paul | Date: 16 Aug , 2023

The exploits of Col. ‘Bull’ Kumar in India’s Siachen saga are well documented. It was from his chance meeting with Volkar Stallbohm and Jaroslav Poncar in 1978 that Kumar learnt about...

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