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10 Snipers Who Froze The Blood Of Their Enemies

You hand people a gun and they can’t do anything, some people learn to shoot and some become masters. History has seen masters, people who used rifles so well that it needs to be applauded on all grounds. Here’s a list of 10 snipers who just are ‘deadly’, the list may not be in any particular order, but hey, recognising their efforts is good. Every army in the world has a special section for snipers, the ones who are trained tough and hard. A sniper’s main task is to ensure everyone is safe in the infantry battalion. They give the commander accurate, discriminatory, and long-range small-arms fire. The best use of the snipers is at the war time and also to keep the borders secure.

1. Sergeant Fyodor Okhlopkov, Soviet Red Army

Credited with as many as 429 kills, this Soviet sniper helped a lot during World War 2. He was granted the status of Hero of Soviet Union in 1965 and order of Lenin.

2. Billy Dixon, American Civilian

He was an American scout and buffalo hunter. He fired a legendary buffalo rifle shot at the second battle of Adobe Falls.

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4. Thomas Plunkett, British army

He is well remembered for his feat at Battle of Cacabelos. He shot the French General de Brigade Auguste-Marie-François Colbert at a arrange of around 600 metres using Baker rifle.

5. Rob Furlong, Canadian Forces

He at one time held the record for the longest confirmed sniper kill in combat at 2,430 meters.

6. Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Red Army

Known as Lady Death, she is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history with 309 kills.

7. Francis Pegahmagabow, Canadian Expeditionary Force

He was the most effective sniper of World War 1, credited with killing 378 Germans and capturing more than 300.

8. Adelbert Waldron, United States Navy

He held the record for most confirmed kills by any American sniper, 109 were confirmed.

9. Simo Häyhä, Finnish army

Known as White Death, he killed at least 505 men which is the highest record of confirmed sniper kills in any major war.

10. Roza Shanina, Red Army

Credited with 59 confirmed kills, she volunteered for the army after the death of her brother. She was capable of precisely hitting moving enemy personnel and making doublets.

TEN CLASSIC COVERT OPERATIONS

In a world that has come to become one full of cynicism, competition for survival and an extremely fragile factor of faith, covert operations have become necessary for a nation’s safety and security. And add to all the political unrest the communal clashes that have given rise to international terrorism, and the importance of spy operations only sees an increase in its importance. Much like what one may see in movies, covert operations require extreme planning and proper execution in order to see success. The personnel who involve themselves in covert operations put their lives on the line, and it all sums up to give us some of the most awesome, exciting and classic spy operation.515

  1. OPERATION LEECH (RAW)

Being one of the biggest forces of South Asia, India often takes it upon itself to promote democracy in other countries. And one such example is when RAW tried to bring together all the Burmese rebel groups together, especially the Kiachin Independence Army, and allowed them to carry “jade” (a precious stone) trade through the Indian Territory and even supplied them with weapons to this effect. The plan, however, backfired, and KIA rose to become a major arms supplier for the rebel groups in north-east India. And thus was initiated Operation Leech by the RAW in association with the Indian army and paramilitary forces. The traitor called KIA was put to an end and six RAW-trained traitor KIA leaders were gunned down.

  1. THE SNATCH OPERATIONS (RAW)

The operation came to light when investigative magazine The Week ran a story on it. It was revealed that RAW in association with the Investigative Bureau of the Indian government had been catching hold of anti-social elements who were operating from neighboring coutries like Nepal and Bangladesh to wreak havoc over India. The Week reported that over 400 such victorious Snatch Operations conducted by RAW and the IB together in countries, like Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Among such terrorists were Lashkar militants, Tariq Mehmood and Sheikh Abdul Khwaja, one of the conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai massacre.

  1. OPERATION MKULTRA (CIA)

The CIA has been known for its notorious experimentation that it has covertly conducted over the decades. However, news of some of it always finds a way to the public. Of them, Operation MKULTRA is one of the most extreme. It was a series of tests that was run with the goal of achieving mind control. Apart from hypnosis and IQ tests, the lab rat, who were actually humans, were given LSD and other drugs. To one of the subjects, LSD was given for continuous 77 days! Of course, no one really knows if any positive results were achieved, but that’s what makes this a good covert operation!

  1. OPERATION WRATH OF GOD (Mossad)

This was a response operation undertaken by Israeli Intelligence Beureau Mossad. It was in response the Black September’s act of abducting and killing of 11 athletes during the Munich Olympics of 1972. During this time, covert Israeli assassination units killed dozens of suspected conspirators across Europe. The string of assassinations spurred retaliations and criticism of Israeli. The film Munich outlined these events.1277935335860

  1. OPERATION PLUTO (CIA)

This operation was one of the major public setbacks of the CIA that led to President Kennedy firing the then CIA Director, Allen Dulles. The plan was to invade southern Cuba with the help of CIA trained Cuban rebels and the American air support. The expectation was a popular uprising, which actually never happened! The promised American air strike too never occurred!war3024_bayofpigs

  1. FORMATION OF AL QUEADA (CIA)

This is one of those plans of  America and the CIA which blowed up on their faces, and also affected the whole world. The reports are that Al Quaeda was formed by American aid, and its inception had to do with the Cold War. But as fate would have it, the volunteers of the group soon took matters in their own hands, and the result is available for all to see today.Al-Qaeda1

  1. OBTAINING OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS (KGB)

It was one of the most important operations undertaken by NKVD, the predecessor of KGB. Exact details of the operation is unavailable, but this much is known for sure: It was due of the operations of the NKVD that USSR was able to detonate its first nuclear bomb in only four years after the US.

  1. OPERATION NORTHWOOD (CIA)

This was a grotesque operation that had been planned by the CIA but was never implemented due to Kennedy’s disapproval. The plan was to set of a series of bombing and terrorist activities and pin it on the Cubans. It was planned in response to the mammoth quantities of drugs that had been channeled into the US by Cuba. However, the plan would lead to loss of several innocent lives, and was never implemented.

9. OPERATION CHANAKYA

The state of Jammu and Kashmir has for a long time been at a position of communal unrest, RAW has tried its hand in several operation in the region, of which Operation Chanakya has given great results. RAW tried to secure the Kashmir valley by limiting the ISI-backed rebel groups, form a coalition of all separatist groups and train them anew, thus distancing them from the ISI. This operation has led to the formation of pro-Indian groups like the Muslim Muhajideen, in Kashmir.

10. WAR ON TERROR

RAW’s operations against world terror are highly classified, but it is almost obvious that RAW deals with such operations. A few years earlier, however, the low-profile RAW gained some speculation in the western media as it was said that RAW had teamed up with US intelligence forces to determine the whereabouts of the then most wanted Osama BIn Laden. It was also claimed that a timely tip sent by the RAW helped foil a third assassination attempt on former Pakistani president Pervez Musharaf.

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Indian Army’s Official Trailer Is Here And It Will Give You Goosebumps!

Every year Indian army releases trailer to motivate millions of young guns around India to join Indian Army,  The latest video which went viral was the Indian Army’s official trailer. It was breathtaking and courageous.

Indian Army safeguards India from all sort of threats to our country. Indian Navy and Indian Airforce plays a major role with the army to make sure we are safe and sound. They guard us round the clock when we sleep at our homes.

From the breathtaking height of Siachen to the Rann Of Kutch, Indian Army is there for us, We hope this video motivates all the young guns to Join Indian Army.

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10 Indian Special Forces Which Are Lesser Known

India is the 7th largest country in the world and has one the most humongous armies in the word. And the magnificent country which we know as the Republic of India faces a constant threat from its dearest neighbours. The protection of this democratic country is a herculean task. So to do that, the Ministry of Defence and the Government of the Republic of India has set up special forces to instil constant vigilance and protect our country from repetitive attacks. Here are 10 of some Special Forces of India that protect our country and make Bharat Mata proud.

  1. The PARA Special Forces This is a special unit of the Indian Army which was derived from the Meghdoot Forces and were brought into action first during the Indo-Pakistan wars of 1965. It was one of India’s first units in the air and is one of the oldest in the world. The task of the Parachute Regiment of this Special Force is to deploy soldiers quickly behind enemies’ line of attack and to destroy their first line of defence.
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2.  MARCOS: MARCOS was created by the Indian Navy in 1987 and is abbreviated for Marine Commandos. They were first deployed during Operation Pawan in 1988. Their main task is to provide direct action, help in wars in the waters and counter-terrorism. It also sees toughest of the training regimes and prepare the most mentally and physically stable commandos.

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Joint IN and Russian VBSS team

3. Garud Commando Force It is a unit of the Indian Air Force established in 2004. Its primary aim is to protect the Indian Air Force bases from terrorist attacks. The Garud trainees undergo a very stringent training lasting 72-weeks, the longest in all of the Special Forces of India, and so that it doesn’t go remiss, a trainee has to undergo 3 years of training to qualify as a Garud, ready for deployment. Their main tasks include protecting Air Force bases, carry out rescue operations in disaster-struck areas and many other missions to support air operations.

Garud Commando Forces

Garud Commando Forces

4. Ghatak Force: The Ghatak or killer force totally justifies its name and this infantry platoon moves ahead of a battalion, which goes in for the kill. Every battalion of the Indian Army has one ruthless Ghatak platoon. And it requires absolute mental and physical fitness and motivation to be a part of the Ghatak platoon of a battalion.

Ghatak Commandos

Ghatak Commandos

The soldiers in such platoons are equipped with high-tech arms and are well trained to handle situations such as terrorist attacks, counter intrusion and hostage situations.

5. COBRA- COBRA is abbreviated for Commando Battalion for Resolute Action and was formed to tackle Naxalites in India. The COBRA force is exclusively trained in guerrilla warfare to handle surprise attacks. It was established in 2008 and since its commencement has been successful in wiping out Naxalites in India. With a grant of Rs 13 00 crores, it is one of the best-equipped forces of India.

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6. Force One:  The Force One was initiated in 2010 after the attacks of 26/11 in Mumbai. And since its creation has had the principle task of protecting the city of Mumbai from such attacks in the future, as it is forever under such threats. This force has the fastest response time amongst all special forces in India and responds to a situation in little under 15 minutes.

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7.  Special Frontier Force It was established as a special force for covert operations to respond to any event of war with China after the War of 1962 between India and China. However, it has never been able to serve its purpose since its establishment and has mainly served as an elite special operation and as a force to counter intrusion. It mainly operates under the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) of India. Being a classified force, it reports to the Prime Minister of India through the Directorate General of Security in the Secretariat.

Special Frontier Force

Special Frontier Force

8. National Security Guard It is India’s premium counter-terrorism force and it mainly provides security to the VIPs, conducts anti-sabotage checks and helps in neutralizing terrorist attacks. Its selection process is immensely strict and it sees trainees dropping out in the highest among all special forces trainees. It is a humongous task force of 7500 personnel which is divided between the Special Action Group and the Special Rangers Group.

9. The Special Protection Group The Special Protection Group is the supreme security force of the Government of India with the primary task of protecting the Prime Minister of India and his/her family members. Its job also includes the protection of the former Prime Ministers of India. Its tasks mainly include gathering intel, assessing threats and providing protection to the heads of the state.

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10. The Central and State Armed Police Forces These are police units which deal with serious law and order situations and mostly come into play when there is a situation of riot, an imminent terrorist threat and in situation where law enforcement is required. The Central Armed Police Force is formed by the amalgamation of five security forces of India which come under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The Central and State forces both are mostly disconnected with the general public and are of use in an uncontrollable situation of riots.

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Indian Navy Facts

9 Interesting Facts About The Indian Navy You Must Know

The Indian Navy is that wing of the Indian defence forces that guards the oceans and the seas, and over time has evolved to become the seventh largest naval force in the world, both in terms of size and strength. The Indian Navy has been engaged in wars in the past and has proved its mettle time and again. There is not a single Indian who knows about the Indian Navy and is not proud of it. Here are twelve interesting facts about the Indian Navy that everyone must know.

  1. Have you ever thought of how and when the Indian Navy took birth? The Indian Navy saw its inception approximately 7600 years ago! The first tidal dock is believed to have been built at Lothal, Gujrat, around 2300 BC.

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2. In recent history, the Indian Navy was renamed into the Royal Indian Navy (RIN) by the imperial forces in the country. It was on the onset of the World War II that the Navy expanded in terms of the number of vessels and personnel.

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3. At the end of the Second World War, the Indian Navy underwent heavy demobilization of vessels and personnel. It was this that sparked up the Royal Indian Navy Mutiny, which was a rebellion on board ships and on shore establishments.INSVikramaditya_thumb

4. The partition of the country into India and Pakistan also led to a partition of the naval force, and Pakistan was handed over three of the active seven sloops – HMIS Godaveri, HMIS Hindustan and HMIS Narbada, four of the ten serviceable minesweepers, two frigates, two naval trawlers, four harbour launches and a number of harbour defence motor launches

Coming nearer to the present, as of 2014, the Indian Navy possesses two aircraft carriers, one amphibious transport dock, 9 Landing ship tanks, 9 destroyers, 15 frigates, one nuclear-powered attack submarine, 14 conventionally powered attack submarines, 25 corvettes, 7 mine countermeasure vessels, 10 large offshore patrol vessels, 4 fleet tankers and various auxiliary vessels and small patrol boats.

5. INS Viraat, that has been in service since 1987 as India’s aircraft carrier is now looking at decommissioning in 2016.

6. The HMS Harriers (airplanes on INS VIRAAT) are one of its kind, which have the ability of vertical landing and take-off.TH12_INS_VIRAAT_2307660f

INS Vikrant, the Majestic class carrier, which was once the HMS Hercules, was India’s first aircraft carrier and served the nation from 1961 to 1997. It is currently a museum ship docked at the Mumbai port.

You must be wondering what HMS ever stood for. HMS stood for His/Her Majesty’s Ship, while INS, which is the prefix used today, stand for Indian Naval Ship.

7. A 40,000-ton Vikrant class carrier is being built at Cochin Shipyard and is expected to enter service in 2017.

8. INS Arihant is India’s first indigenously built nuclear submarine and hence is not limited by fuel, but by its ability to carry food for its men. It has the capability to shoot missiles tipped with nuclear warheads even from a depth of 0.5 km beneath the sea.

9. The rank of ‘Admiral of the Fleet’ exists in Indian Navy, but it is primarily intended for major wartime use and honour. No officer of the Indian Navy has yet been conferred this rank.

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MS Dhoni Undergoing Training With Army’s Elite Para Brigade, Will Do 5 Para Jumps

Indian Army conferred an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel to MS Dhoni. Dhoni is undergoing a two-week training with Elite Para Regiment at Agra.

MS Dhoni is all set to do five parachute jumps as he has told to Indian Army authorities.

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He is expected to do five jumps after two-week training, Defence Ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar said.

Dhoni was given the honour for his incredible contribution in the field of sports.

Dhoni had said then, “It’s a real honour as I always wanted to be part of the Indian Army. It’s (joining the Indian Army) something that I always wanted to achieve as a kid and now that I have donned the olive greens, my dream has been fulfilled,”.

Indian Air Force Facts

15 Mind-Blowing Facts You Never Knew About Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force plays a significant role in peacekeeping of our country and also for the UN, this unit of the Indian armed forces, has been on four wars along with other major operation

Looking at their uniform, at least once the thought of joining the military comes to our mind and we are filled with pride. Their stories, battles, facts and bravery are the reason make us both sad and happy at the same time. Someone signs up for fighting for you, protecting you so you can live safely and half of the country doesn’t even know about them and that is just plain sad. It’s important to know about these brave souls. And be thankful that forced recruitment never happened. Otherwise everyone would have been cribbing.

There have been facts about the Air Force that are mind-blowing and sometimes the conditions so harsh that it is very difficult to believe. You may know about them or not. But if you don’t, you should now at least.

1. Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Hindustan Aeronautics Limited initiated the LCA programme in 1983 to develop replacement aircraft against the ageing MiG-21. After Initial Operation Clearance (IOC) status, Tejas is officially inducted for Final Operation Clearance (FOC) on 10 January 2014. IAF plans to order ten squadrons and other equipment as well for the development of the equipment.

2. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) HAL was formed way back in 1948, a year after the country’s independence and currently it is the largest defence firm in the public sector. Even after being technologically inferior to Pakistan Air Force.

3. Padmavati Bandopadhayay The first woman Air Marshall of the Indian Air Force, she is the second woman in IAF to be promoted to a three-star rank. She was awarded the Vishist Seva Mandal (VSM) for her conduct during Indo-Pak War 1971 and has shown courage many times.

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4. Marshall of the Indian Air Force: The honorary rank of the Marshal of the Indian Air Force is the highest achievable rank there is among the ranks in Air Force. This rank is equivalent to the rank of Field Marshal of the Indian Army. Only one person till date has been able to achieve this rank and the officer is Arjan Singh, who was promoted to a five-star rank.

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5. Indian Air Force is the fourth largest and professionally acclaimed strategic Air Force in the world and operates around 33 squadrons. We did come a very long way.

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An Indian Air Force Sukhoi Su-30 © Dibyangshu Sarkar / AFP

6. Garud Commando Force:  This special operation unit consists of approximately 1500 personnel. The unit derbies its name from Garuda, the divine mythical bird in Hindu Mythology. It’s tasked with the protection of critical installations and Frey take control under hostilities.

7.  Officer Nirmaljit Singh Sekhon is the only IAF officer who has been awarded the Param Vir Chakra, in recognition of lone defence of Srinagar Air Base against PAF during Indo-Pak war 1971.

8. Siachen Glacier:  The highest battlefield in the world, at 22,000 ft above the sea level, it is the highest Air Force station of IAF.

9. Change of the roundel: The logo on the planes and flag have changed four times since 1933.

10. World record of highest landing By performing the highest landing of C-130J at Daulat Beg Oldi (Ladakh) at the height of 16614 feet, IAF created a world record.

11. Largest transport aircraft Operating C-17 Globemaster 3, C-130J Super Hercules, and 2-76, IAF became the only airforce to do this job.

12. AFNet: The Air Force network, a state-of-the-art, fully secure and reliable network and gigabyte information grid is well managed by IAF.

13. Biggest civilian rescue by helicopters Operation Rahat was the biggest civilian rescue operation in the world carried out by any Air Force with the use of helicopters.

14. Sukhoi-Su 30 MKI Aircraft The now frontline aircraft of the country, this was acquired from Russia in 1996. Even with suspicions around the deal, govt. handled everything brilliantly.

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Indian Air Force SU 30-MKI Fighter Pilots

15. Sir Thomas Walker Elmhirst This Air Marshall is the prime reason that IAF is an independent service under no control of the army.