MAGAZINE NEW DELHI december 25 2016 SUNDAY PAGES 12 live think feel engage The Indian soldier’s valour dominated the tumultuous landscape of conflict on the border and in Kashmir, reinforcing the Army’s image as a fighting force second to none by Pradip R Sagar 2016 Year Of The warrior Watershed Moments On Jan 2, three terrorists attack Pathankot Air Force base, killing seven soldiers. The terrorists are eliminated in a fierce 72-hour gun battle. March Jan Feb Government disburses the first installment of One Rank One Pension (OROP) to over 25 lakh veterans and their families. OROP a , four-decade-old demand of ex-servicemen, was the NDA’s poll promise. In retaliation to the Army’s cross-border surgical strike, the Pakistani army carries out a series of ceasefire violations, targeting Indian posts and civilians. Pakistan’s Border Action Teams behead two Indian soldiers in Machchal along the LoC. On Sept 18, militants attack 12 Brigade in J&K’s Uri, killing 19 soldiers and wounding 37. July Aug April May June Sept Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani is gunned down by the Army in Bumdoora village. Clashes erupt in Kashmir Valley between protestors and security forces. The agitation was fuelled by Pakistan-backed separatist groups. Terrorists attack an artillery brigade in Nagrota, a kilometre from the Army’s biggest corps, 16 Corps. Seven soldiers, including two officers, are killed while thwarting militants from entering the officers’ mess, preventing a hostage situation. Nov Oct Dec experience believe read watch
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