10 Rarely Known Movies on Indian Army

The next best combination after fish and chips is probably Bollywood and battlefield. While useless action movies have never been hits (unless tried by Salman Khan), with patriotism, Bollywood has almost every time made a mark:….

1). Haqeeqat (1964)

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A platoon of soldiers, fighting the Sino-Indian war of 1962, are presumed dead in the hilly terrains of Ladakh. They are however rescued by the Ladakhi tribes and Captain Bahadur Singh.

This movie is also famous for its songs such as “Ab Tumhare Hawale Watan Sathiyo”.


2). Vijeta (1982)

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Confused and caught in between his parents’ marital problems, Angad chooses to become a fighter pilot for the Indian Air Force.


3).  Param Vir Chakra (1995)

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Param Vir Chakra is a 1995 Bollywood war action film directed and written by Ashok Kaul. It stars Saeed Jaffrey, Kulbhushan Kharbanda and Hema Malini.


4). Saat Hindustani

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Maria, a satyagrahi, along with six men from different religious and geographical backgrounds struggles to liberate Goa from the Portuguese.


5). Aakraman (1975)

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This film portrays the love angle between two army officers who fall in love with the same woman but when the indo-pak war breaks out, all hell breaks loose and the junior officer vows to take revenge with the other officer who has stolen his sweetheart by proposing her for marriage

.Besides this romantic drama the film also showcases the emotional remembrance of a father for his KIA son who dies in the previous war i.e. 1965 indo pak-war and highlights the bravery and courage of Indian soldiers and airmen during the last days of the present 1971 war when India defeats Pakistan and with this east Pakistan is finished and Bangladesh is created.


6). Lalkaar

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Brothers Rajan and Ram are deployed by the Indian Civil Services to fight in World War II. Rajan loves Usha, but soon he is presumed dead. Ram, who also loves Usha, is sent on a secret mission.


8). Yahaan

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While Kashmir is in turmoil, as on one hand terrorists are trying to take over the land and on other hand Indian army tries to find and eliminate them, Army commander Aman meets Adaa when posted to Kashmir to fight the insurgents.

This movie is  Bollywood war drama, romantic movie, starring Jimmy Shergill, Minissha Lamba and Yashpal Sharma in the lead.

 


8). Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)

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Hindustan Ki Kasam is a 1973 war movie based on Operation Cactus Lilly in the 1971 Indo-Pakistani War.


9). Prahaar: The Final Attack

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Major Chauhan, a highly trained officer in the Indian Army, diligently serves his country on the battlefield. He decides to take a stand against the corruption rampant in the country.

Our Ex-Army chief Gen V.K singh also has a role in this film.


10) . 1971

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A band of six Indian prisoners of the 1971 war try to make the most daring escape from a Pakistani camp to the Indian border, with the Pakistani officials in hot pursuit.


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11 Heart-touching Quotes From Indian Army That Will Surely Apprise Patriotism in You

“Indian Army” – When we utter these two words, our heads get down with respect and gratitude to their sacrifice and nobility. From the icy terrain of Himalaya to the scorching heat of desert, they guard us as their family all day and night without complaining.

From the dawn of our independence, they keep us guarding from the intruders, terrorists and other external attacks. Since 1947, we have faced three major wars and in each case, even in worst condition, we have snatched victory from enemies with the help of our powerful, devotional and extremely talented Indian Army.

Here are 11 motivational quotes from Indian army that will make you need to remain up and salute them…

1).  Major Somnath Sharma – 4th Battalion,Kumaon Regiment

The enemy are only 50 yards from us. We are heavily outnumbered. We are under devastating fire. I shall not withdraw an inch but will fight to our last man and our last round.”

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2) Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

” There will be no withdrawal without written orders and these orders shall never be issued.”-Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw as Core Commander in 1962. “

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3). Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey – PVC 1/11 Gorkha Rifles

” Some goals are so worthy, it’s glorious even to fail. “

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4)  Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC

” Either I will come back after hoisting the tricolor, or I will come back wrapped in it, but I will be back for sure. “

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5).  Lt. Arun Kehtarpal, PVC

” No Sir, I will not abandon my tank. My gun is still working and I will get these bastards. “

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6).  Capt R Subramanium , Kirti Chakra (Posth)

” You have never lived until
You have almost died,
And for those who choose to fight,
Life has a special flavor,
The protected will never know!!! “

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7).  General J J Singh

” We fight to win and win with a knock out,because there are no runners up in war. – General JJ Singh “

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8).   Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

” If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha. “

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9). Major Sudhir Kumar Walia

” I won’t die in an accident or die of any disease i will go down in Glory. “

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10).  Capt. Vikram Batra, PVC

” Ye dil maange more.”

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11).  Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw

” I wonder whether those of our political masters who have been put in charge of the defence of the country can distinguish a mortar from a motor; a gun from a howitzer; a guerrilla from a gorilla, although a great many resemble the latter.”

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27 Facts About The Indian Armed Forces That’ll Make You Respect Them Even More

We owe so much to the Indian Army. They are the reason we sleep peacefully at night, a perfect example of bravery. But there’s still so much we don’t know about our men of steel. Take a look and educate yourself.

 

1). The Indian Army was formed in 1776, under the government of the East India Company in Kolkata.

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2).  The Indian Army has about 53 cantonments and 9 army bases, spread across India.

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3). India covertly tested its nuclear arsenal in the early 1970s and late 1990s without the CIA even knowing what was happening.

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Till date, it is considered to be one of the CIA’s biggest failures in espionage and detection.


4). Unlike other government organisations and institutions in India, there are no provisions for reservations based on caste or religion.

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Soldiers are recruited based on their overall merit and fitness based on stringent tests and trials. And once a citizen of India joins the forces, he/she becomes a soldier. Nothing else. Nothing more.


5). Operation Rahat (2013) was one of the biggest civilian rescue operations ever carried out in the world.

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It was carried out by the Indian Air Force to evacuate civilians affected by the floods in Uttarakhand in 2013. It was the biggest civilian rescue operations in the world carried out by any Air Force using helicopters. During the first phase of the operation from 17 June 2013, the IAF airlifted a total of about 20,000 people; flying a total of 2,140 sorties and dropping a total of 3,82,400 kg of relief material and equipment.


6). The Indian Army built the highest bridge in the world.

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The Bailey Bridge is the highest bridge in the world. It is located in the Ladakh valley between Dras and Suru rivers in the Himalayan mountains. It was built by the Indian Army in August 1982.


7). The Military Engineering Services (MES) is one of the biggest construction agencies in India.

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The MES and Border Roads Organisation (BRO) are together responsible for the construction and maintenance of some of the most awesome roads and bridges ever to have been built. To name a few, the Khardungla Pass (the highest motorable road in the world), the Magnetic Hill in Leh, etc.


8). The Indo Pakistan War of 1971 came to end with the surrender of about 93,000 combatants and officials of the Pakistani Army.

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This is the largest number of POWs taken into custody since World War II. The war resulted in the creation of the independent state of Bangladesh.


9).  India controls the highest battlefield in the world, the Siachen glacier, at 5000 metres above Mean Sea Level (MSL).

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10). India has the biggest “voluntary” army in the world.

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All serving and reserve personnel have actually “opted” for service. There is a provision for conscription (forced recruitment) in the constitution, but it has never been used.


11). Indian soldiers are considered among the very best in high altitude and mountain warfare.

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The Indian army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) is one of the most elite military training centers in the world and is frequented by Special Ops teams from the U.S, U.K & Russia. U.S Special Forces trained at HAWS before their deployment during the invasion of Afghanistan.

 


12). In the Battle of Longewala, on which the famous Bollywood movie “Border” is based, there were only two casualties on the Indian side.

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The Battle of Longewala was fought in December 1971 between India and Pakistan, in which just 120 Indian Soldiers with 1 jeep mounted M40 recoilless rifle held the fort against 2000 Pakistani soldiers backed by 45 tanks and 1 mobile infantry brigade. Despite being heavily out-numbered, the Indian soldiers held their ground throughout the night and with the help of the Air Force, were able to completely rout the aggressors.


13). The Ezhimala Naval Academy in Kerala is the largest of its kind in Asia.

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14). Indian Army won 2 wars against China that you probably don’t  know : The Nathu La Conflict in Sept, 1967 and The Cho La Conflict in Oct, 1967.

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15). The Indian Air Force has an out-station base in Tajikistan and is seeking another in Afghanistan.

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16). The Indian army has a horsed cavalry regiment. It is among one of the last 3 such regiments in the world.

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17). The Indian Army is one of the biggest troop contributors to the United Nations peace making operations.

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18). The President’s bodyguard is the oldest armoured regiment of the Indian Army. It was established in 1773, and is currently based in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi.

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19). Another brilliant example of bravery by the Indian army was during the Battle of Saragarhi on 12th September 1897. In this battle, 21 Sikhs fought against 10,000 Afghans.

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All 21 Sikhs died in this battle, and there were 400-600 casualties on the Afghan side. This battle is often cited as one of the greatest last stands in history, often compared to the Battle of Thermopylae, where King Leonidas fought Persian army of Xerxes in 480 BC with an army of 300 Spartan soldiers.


20). Talking about the regimental structure, each defense establishment has a place of worship for different religions based on the religious distribution of the army. When there isn’t enough place for all religions, a sarv dharm sthal is createdwhich serves as a place of worship for all religions.

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A highly educated Religious Teacher of the rank of a Junior Commissioned Officer(JCO/Warrant Officer) acts counselor to soldiers and officers to help them during moral and psychological crisis.


 

21). The Ministry of Defense operates five Rashtriya Military Schools and a Rashtriya Indian Military College as feeder institutions to defense forces, where students undergo a similar curriculum designed according to their age group as they would in services.

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The students here are generally called cadets and have an option to join Indian Defense service at the end of their schooling.


 

22).  India is the largest importer of arms, Yet India never invaded nor attacked any country. 

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The Indian army has never initiated a first attack or engaged in a military coup with the intention of gaining power or governing a nation.

 

23).  Param Vir Chakra, the highest wartime gallantry award has been awarded only 21 times till date, and 2/3rds of these were awarded posthumously.

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24). In terms of numbers, the Indian Army is third largest army in the world.

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It also has the credit of being the largest volunteer force. It has been the largest contributor to the United Nations Peace Keeping Force (UNPKF), and has taken part in huge number of missions abroad.


25).  India gate was built in memory of the 82,000 soldiers who were martyred in World War 1.

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26). During World War 2 India produced the largest volunteer army in world history. Nearly 25 lakh Indian Soldiers participated in World War 2.

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27).  India provides safety for more than 3 lakh refugees from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Afghanistan & Bangladesh.

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Take a bow, Indian Army. #Respect

 

Jai Hind

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Yeh Ek Shaheed Smarak Hai…..

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The picture of the instruction board is from outside the Jaswantgarh war memorial in Tawang. The first point states “This is a war memorial, maintain its honour“. The second one states “Please don’t donate stuff”. I have highlighted it for your convenience.

This is instructive of how the Army works. It does not extort money for profits and certainly not from its dead soldiers. Looked at with a commercial lens, a war memorial is a goldmine of opportunities to make money. Patriotism in the hands of the opportunist is a commodity that is begging to be milked for profits and there is nothing more lucrative than a dead soldier. It is not just in terms of making money. A dead soldier is useful in other ways too. Used intelligently it hides the mediocrity of the mediocre and can give respectability to the scoundrel.

To all those trying to score political capital over the dead bodies of soldiers, you should try paying a visit to the Jaswantgarh war memorial. It is on the way to Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, some 30 Kms before you reach the Tawang town. It is an arduous journey no doubt but the views will keep you enthralled. And when you reach the memorial, take some time to read this board. Once you have read the board then just enter without any apprehensions. There are no entry tickets. Once you enter, do notice a section where Chinese soldiers are given due respect. The very Chinese soldiers who are the reason these Indian soldiers needed a memorial in the first place. Maybe it will teach you a thing or two as to how you honour your soldiers.

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And yes once you are out, on the opposite side of the road there is a tea stall run by the Indian Army. Have some tea before you leave. And oh don’t worry. The tea is provided free of cost.

By George Aikara

9 Celebrities Who Are In Armed Forces to motivate youth toward the armed forces.

Indian armed forces have stepped to a new way to motivate youth to participate in the armed forces.

On one side, print and digital media are playing an important role in igniting nationality in youth and on the other hand, some celebrities have joined armed forces in order to motivate youth toward the armed forces.

If we see the Data, sports have been closer to the army than any other profession. Many celebrities belong to a military family, but those who have joined armed forces belong to sports.

1). Abhinav Bindra

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Another name that got popular with M.S Dhoni in 2011 for induction in Territorial Army was Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra. He is also awarded the rank of Lieutenant colonel in the Indian army.

As Dhoni was given a place in parachute regiment, Bindra joined a TA battalion of Sikh regiment. Abhinav Bindra, the champion in the 10m rifle shot and recently won a gold medal in shooting in commonwealth games 2014 held in Glasgow.


2). Kapil Dev

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In 2008, Kapil Dev’s name was surfaced in the media for his entrance into Territorial Army. The cricket expert was also raised as an icon of the army. He was also awarded the rank of lieutenant colonel by the army.

During the time of his appointment, the Additional director general of TA called him the brand ambassador of TA and stated that he is expecting a hike in youth’s interest in the army after Kapil Dev’s joining.


3). Mahendra Singh Dhoni

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The cricket icon of India and the captain cool, has got the place in Indian army. Territorial Army has given the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel to M. S. Dhoni.

He got this rank in the parachute regiment of the Indian army. In the middle of this year, he got into the media for his two-week training for para-regiment in Agra, UP.

As per the sources, he had contacted the paramilitary authorities for his initial trading. Reports also revealed that he has gone through 5 para jumps after two weeks of training.


4). Sachin Tendulkar

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Master blaster, the god of cricket has been a part of Indian Air Force making Indian armed forces closer to the youth of the nation.

Sachin Tendulkar joins Indian Air Force with the rank of group captain. He became the first sportsperson to confer honorary and first person without an aviation background to receive this honour.

The batsman has become the face of Indian Air Force of youth. Recently he was seen attending a 83rd Air Force day celebration in Hindon.


5). Mohanlal Viswanathan Nair

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This south Indian actor, is the first and the only actor who received the honorary rank of lieutenant colonel in the Territorial Army of India. He received this rank in 2009. He has also reported for his initial training.

He had gone through post commissioning, training at 122 infantry battalions of the Territorial Army in Kanpur in 2010.


6). Sachin Pilot

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Commissioned as a lieutenant in Territorial Army, Sachin Pilot became the first union minister to get this rank.

He was commissioned in TA battalion of Sikh regiment in 2012. The M.P. from Ajmer, Rajasthan cleared preliminary interview board and got recommended from SSB Bangalore. His father was a pilot in Indian Air Force and grandfather was NCO in army.


Apart for these, some army persons are also there who became celebrities during their service.

 

 

7). Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore 

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Lieutenant Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won a silver medal in double trap event in Athens Olympics in 2004 and became a star in India.

He is the first sportsperson to win individual silver for India since 1900.


8). Vijay Kumar

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He is the Indian shooter who came to limelight while he was serving in the army. Subedar Major Vijay Kumar grabbed the silver medal in 25mtr rapid fire pistol event in the summer Olympics 2012.

He is currently serving and still getting trained to excel his shooting skills.


 

9). Milkha Singh

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The Flying Sikh, Milkha Singh, who had joined Indian army and later this sprinter made India proud on international forums.

The movie “Bhaag Milka Bhaag” which was based on the book “The Race of My Life” (authored by Milkha Singh and his daughter) has flashed the clear life of Milkha Singh.

He was commissioned to JCO from Sepoy taking his achievement of Asian games 1958 into confederation.


 

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10 Most famous Army Public Schools (APS) in India

1).  APS Dhaula Kuan (DK), New Delhi

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The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi is the flagship school among all the APSs in the country. The Army Public School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi has been awarded with the highest academic excellence among all the Army public schools in the country.

This school has given many war hero (Vikram batra , Anuj nayyar) and superstars (Anushka sharma, Priyanka Chopra).

The students and alumni of the school are referred to as “Tapsites”.


2). Army Public School Nehru Road (LAPS), Lucknow

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One of the famous APS in India sprawling over 20 acres of land, dotted with Ashokas and Gulmohars, Army Public School, Nehru Road, Lucknow or LAPS as we fondly call it, originated from the lap of an Army School which was established in 1981.

Nawabs are produced here. Also the 9 kilometer sign of Principal is very famous.


3). Army Public School, Dagshai

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Army Public School is a boarding school located in Dagshai, India. It lies on top of the Dagshai Hills. The school is ranked 6th among top boarding schools in India. The Army Public School, Dagshai, occupies an estate covering 40 acres of the Dagshai hills, at an altitude of some 2100 metres above sea level.

It is a member of the Indian Public Schools Conference (IPSC).

4). Army Public School , Pune

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Army Public School is a school in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Its main entrance is located on Vishwamitra Marg in Pune Cantonment near the Southern Command Signal Regiment and Pune Race course.

The school publishes a monthly newsletter, “Creativity.com”,  which highlights all school activities and a yearly magazine compiled by its editorial board, “Images”.

Their mission is  “Students are trained to aim for the best as per their potential”.


5). Army Public School, Bangalore

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This school started with just one section of class VIth with 12 boys and 01 girl in the year 1981 under the Awwa scheme. Today it boasts of being one of the best educational institutions in the country nurturing and molding the young minds and talents.The school believes in awakening the young mind to think “who they are and where they are going”.

They have their own Mobile App by name of UOLO to improve parent teacher communication.


6). Army Public School, Narangi

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Discipline, principle and punctuality are the fundamentals of their education.This school is famous for its rules and regulations plus Fines are imposed on students violating school rules. The environment and location of school is very beautiful.

School Magazine “TRIVENI” is published annually showcasing the myriad of school activities throughout the academic session.


7). Army Public School, Shankar Vihar, Delhi

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Army Public School, Shankar Vihar is a school in Delhi Cantonment, Shankar Vihar, Delhi. It is a branch of the AWES-controlled Indian Army Public Schools.

The school holds an Annual Competitive Event  “Expessions”. Through Expressions, many schools in Delhi come together to compete in categories including Graffiti Painting, Web Crawling, Folk Singing, Best Out of Waste and Band Competitions.


8). Army Public School, Jaipur

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APS Jaipur is a very special place. Their inclusive ethos and commitment to the highest standard in Education has made it one of the most desirable APS in India.

Their motto is ‘We Accept Challenges” and work conscientiously and diligently towards accomplishing it. Spreading over 10 acre this school is famous for their Discipline and Academic Results.


9). Army Public School, Chandimandir

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The school provides an excellent infrastructure and inspiring ambience conducive to academic thinking. Their vision is  “Quality Education at Affordable Cost”.

The school is situated in picturesque surroundings on the top of a hillock in Sector-D and is housed in neat and clean buildings. It is spread in an area of 12 acres with build up area of 21000 sq. mtrs.


10). Army Public School, Delhi Cantt

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Army Public School, Delhi Cantt is situated in the salubrious, serene ambience in the heart of Delhi Cantt. This school creates an aura of its own. The foundation of the school lies in the motto ‘TRUTH IS GOD’.

The school also has facility for open school where slow learners and the differently abled are taught by a special facilitator .


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1st Pakistani to admit the Indian Army Surgical Strike happened (a must watch)

Mr. Munir Sami  a really sensible person talking straight in a news show where he has shown the concern for his country Pakistan and slapped the government for fooling people of Pakistan.

Watch how this gentleman talking much sense, even better than few so called intellectuals in India.

Salute and Respect for Munir Sami from India.

Jai Hind
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