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On March 29, 2020, the Mahavir Chakra recipient Air Vice Marshall Chandan Singh Rathore died at his Jodhpur residence. His services during the 1962 war and 1971 war were impeccable.
During the 1971 war with Pakistan, for the liberation of Bangladesh, he planned and executed the helicopter operations. Under his directions the Indian Air Force airlifted two companies of troops in Sylhet area. He also flew 8 missions into the enemy territory to supervise the progress of the uplift.
Maha Vir Chakra
Maha Vir Chakra is the second highest military award after Param Vir Chakra. The award shall be provided posthumously. It is presented for the acts of bravery in the presence of enemy.
In 1962 war, he was given the duty of supply dropping in Ladakh. When he reached the zone, he found that the areas were under heavy fire with attacks from Chinese forces. He still dropped the vital supplies successfully though his aircraft was hit 19 times by the enemy firings. He was awarded the Vir Chakra for his bravery.
Tags: 1962 India China War • 1971 India-Pakistan war • 1971 war • India-China • India-China Border
“Satyarup Siddhanta”, an Indian Mountaineer enters ‘Limca Book of Records’ conquering highest volcanoes
The Indian Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta has entered ‘Limca Book of Records’. He has set the record of becoming the first Indian to climb the highest volcanoes in the world of all the 7 continents.
The mountaineer achieved the record of climbing all the highest summits in the world in 7 continents in January 2019. He already holds Guinness Book of World Records, India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records, British Book of records and Champion Book of Records.
Satyarup Siddhanta has conquered the following highest volcanoes of 7 continents
- Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa (5,895 m)
- Mount Elbrus, Europe (5,642 m)
- Mt Pico de Orizaba, North America (5,636 m)
- Mt Giluwe, Australia (4,367 m)
- Mt Sidley, Antarctica (4,285 m)
- Mt Ojos del Salado, South America (6,893 m)
- Mt Damavand, Asia (5,610 m)
Limca Book of Records
The Limca Book of Records is considered second to the World Guinness Book of Records. It consists of achievements made by Indians inside India and also in other countries.
Tags: Asia Book of Records • Kilimanjaro • Limca Book of Records • Mountaineering • Mountaineering Expedition