DESA Blog Entry for Details of 1965 War Veterans

27 Apr

Dear Veterans,

1. Golden Jubilee of 1965 Indo-Pak War is being organised by the Armed Forces between 28 Aug 15 to 26 Sep 15.

2. It is requested that details of veterans who participated in 1965 operations, or those who were in Service during the period of hostilities, may be forwarded to DESA at desa-navy@nic.in. Details to include Postal Address, Phone No. & e-mail ID.

3. You may also appreciate that the veteran who served during the 1965 operations may not be internet-savvy and therefore may not get to know about this post. Therefore, it is requested that this information be given wide publicity for the benefit of veterans staying in remote locations.

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13 Responses to “DESA Blog Entry for Details of 1965 War Veterans”

  1. Rear Admiral BR Vasanth (Retd) April 28, 2015 at 1:59 PM #

    Rear Admiral BR Vasanth (Retd)
    Miyan Manor
    79/3 Nandidurga Road
    Benson Town,
    Bangalore 560 046
    Vasanth@LearningAccord.com
    Mbl: +91 98450-27004

    During the war period, in 1965, I was (as Lt Cdr (08 Sep 63), the Senior Instructor and in charge of the establishment’s electronic (wireless, radar, sonar, weapon control) systems.

    Within a short period of 10 days, we had to make operational all the equipment, which were in various stages of dismantlement, for continuing training purposes.

    During thee war, Valsura gave invaluable early warning to the Air Force Station and to the town of Jamnagar, besides for self protection.

    Commodore BC Chatterjee was our Commanding Officer.

    Vasanth

    http://www.indiaofthepast.org/contribute-memories/read-contributions/the-unforgettable/353-ins-valsura-in-the-1965-war-

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    • DESANAVY April 29, 2015 at 6:13 AM #

      Thank you sir

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    • Rear Admiral BR Vasanth (Retd) May 1, 2015 at 3:19 PM #

      Does Valsura have a programme to commemorate the 1965 War, when she played a very important part of being the connective radar and communication link for the Air Force and civilian administration (from Rajkot on the East to Dwarka on the West), watching Karachi airport, coastal sea and Rann of Kutch. In addition, Valsura provided the supporting manpower to the Air Force unit in Jamnagar, for damage control and rectification.

      Our son {Col BV Naresh AMC (Retd), then 8} and daughter {Dr Shirin MBBS MS FRCS, then 4} were with us in Valsura during the war. They have extensive memories of their Valsura stay, including sleeping in the trenches. Ever charming Mrs Chatterjee periodically talked to the officers’ and sailors’ ladies and children and made it really exciting and fun for them to spend the night under the sky and in the trenches.

      Those few weeks were outdoor nightly picnics for all the families, from full moon, through new moon to full moon. The morale of all the Naval personnel and their families was fabulous and sky high, under the outstanding leadership of Commodore BC Chatterjee.

      My children and I are eager to make the trip, to renew our fond memories of Valsura. Sadly, we will miss Dear Malathi; our children’s mother/my wife, who left us grievingly bereaved on 11 Nov 14.

      Rear Admiral BR Vasanth (Retd)

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  2. C.APPANASAMY April 27, 2015 at 5:08 PM #

    Tried twice to send details but system not accepting!!

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  3. Manjit Singh April 27, 2015 at 2:15 PM #

    Thanks for initiative. Will inform known 1965 veterans

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  4. rakeshjaggi April 27, 2015 at 12:12 PM #

    Dear sir,

    Any link for veterans of Army for this purpose?

    Cdr Jaggi

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    • DESANAVY April 28, 2015 at 4:14 AM #

      Sought the same from Army. Will revert as soon as we receive information

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      • rakeshjaggi April 28, 2015 at 5:04 AM #

        Thank you, sir / Madam.
        Waiting.

        My father was on the Eastern Front as a Captain (Army)

        Regards.

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      • DESANAVY April 29, 2015 at 6:13 AM #

        Sir, please forward your details to Army Veterans Cell at armyveteranscell@gmail.com.
        Regret delay

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      • rakeshjaggi April 29, 2015 at 6:50 AM #

        THANK YOU, Sir.
        This is a pretty fast response.

        Regards,
        Cdr Jaggi

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