Kaalkut, Military Thriller Story. Index post

Kaalkut military thriller book cover

UPDATE: The whole story is finished and available as e-book and paperbacks on links provided below. You can read first 10 chapters and excerpts from two more describing the two-front war on the links at end of this post. Total number of words is 1.43 lakh in 37 chapters, of which last 7-8 chapters with […]

Game: 1971 Indian Naval Front

1971 Indian Naval Front game

1971: Indian Naval Front is a game based on Indian Navy’s war campaign in Indo-Pak war of 1971. The player can take command of a number of ships as well as fighter jets and helicopters in 15 single player missions and multiplayer that’ll come later. The single player missions are based on actual missions that […]

Indian army recruitment figures by state

indian army

I was curious about number of soldiers per capita recruited from Indian states, so wrote this post. One issue was getting accurate population statistics for different states, so the per capita recruitment numbers are just for 2018-19. Looking at the figures below, following observations can be made. If you go by per capita numbers, Himachal […]

A taste of Jammu’s street food

kachallo jammu street food

Tried some street food in Jammu after a long time. Lots of changes in last few years. Some good, some not so much. 1. Kachaloos from Girdhari’s new shop in Sanjay Nagar. Clean & well maintained place. One hot, another mild. OK, but I’ve had better. 2. Sweet and sour Imli from same place. Too […]

Quick thoughts on The Kashmir Files

I wrote this series of tweets about violence and displacement faced by Hindus of both Jammu and Kashmir because of islamism. Since twitter, facebook etc censor such “islamophobic” content, it’s here for backup. Being from Jammu, I thought that genocide of Kashmiri Hindus by local muslims was common knowledge across India. Surprising that it takes […]

Mian Channu Missile Incident.

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Rao put down the secure phone and stared at screen in front of him. After years of searching, they finally had a good bead on dreaded Zab-a-Zerb chief Hafiz Zargar and two other persons of interest. That too at the same place. ZaZ was responsible for 5 major terror attacks in India which had killed a total of 89 Indian citizens and was also financing a number of Islamist organisations in India including SIMI and Jamaat. The last time he was sighted was in 2021 in Kabul during American withdrawal. By the time Rao’s hitmen reached Zargar’s safehouse, he had already vanished. Rao didn’t know whether he was tipped off by an informant or moved

Pakistani Armed Forces ORBAT, Part 3: Pakistani Army Armoured Corps

Pakistani military has spent considerable amount of efforts and resources on their armoured units over the years. The Armoured Corps has two divisions and 9 independent brigades and a total of around 50 regiments. This post is not complete yet with lot of missing data and I’ll keep on adding information in future. Pakistani Armoured […]

A month in Kinnaur & Spiti. Part 4: Chichham

The day I reached Chichham saw quite a bit of sleet and snow till early afternoon and it eased up by evening. Next morning was clear and most of the snow had melted. It was 1000 m higher than Chitkul with even less greenery due to altitude and season. The place is normally under snow […]

Nuclear Strike – Mission 1: Delta River. With all cutscenes and other videos.

Nuclear Strike game was launched for Sony’s Play Station in 1997. The player controls a variety of helicopters, Harrier jump jets and some ground vehicles like hovercraft to fight a bunch of warlords and mercenaries while trying to prevent a nuclear war. There are multiple well designed characters in the team, part of a special force […]