Sam Manekshaw

  • Modi uses Field Marshal Manekshaw's name, says Congress is communal April 3, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Starting his speech by paying homage to Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw on his 100th birth anniversary, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate once again tore into the Congress accusing it of playing communal politics. Addressing a rally on Thursday in Indirapuram area of Ghaziabad from where...
  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General April 3, 2014

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit April 3, 2014

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former ADC...
  • When Sam Manekshaw praised Indira Gandhi's harido December 29, 2013

    Mumbai: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw shared an excellent equation with the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, delegates at the 10th World Zoroastrian Congress were told by the iconic soldier's former aide. "Once Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was returning Delhi from Paris. Among those present at the airport to receive her (according...
  • Nehru was reluctant to send troops to Kashmir in 1947, says LK Advani November 8, 2013

    BJP senior leader LK Advani has once again strike controversy in his blog claiming that the then Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru was reluctant of sending troops to Kashmir in 1947, even when Pakistani troops had approached. Earlier, Advani hit controversy after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru had called Sardar Patel a...
  • Field Marshal Manekshaw's statues to be installed in Delhi, Wellington April 3, 2013

    Udhagamandalam: Life size statues of Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw would be installed in Delhi and Wellington near Udhagamandalam as part of the 100th birthday celebrations of the former chief of the Indian Army, a top army official said on Wednesday. The statues of the first Indian military officer to hold...
  • Defence Min, Army Chief pay tributes to Manekshaw April 3, 2012

    Udhagamandalam: Defence Minister AK Antony and Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Tuesday paid tributes and aid wreaths at the new gravestone of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw on his 98th birth anniversary. Paying tributes to him, Antony said he will be an inspiration to generations of armed forces. The Defence Minister said...
  • Antony, Army Chief to come face to face again April 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Army Chief General VK Singh and Defence Minister AK Antony will come face to face once again for the second time in 24 hours. They will attend an event in Ooty on Tuesday to mark the 98th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. Gen Singh met Antony on...
  • Govt denies reports of disrespect to Manekshaw July 1, 2008

    New Delhi: The Government on Monday said Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw was held in 'high esteem' and that a State funeral had been accorded to him as a mark of respect for him. Brushing aside criticism that the Government and Defence Ministry had been slow in reacting to the death of...
  • Sam Manekshaw, the epitome of Parsi values June 28, 2008

    Sam Manekshaw was iconic in the Parsi community. So what does India's first Field Marshal mean to them and how do they relate to the legend? CNN-IBN finds out. ...
  • Face to Face with Sam Manekshaw June 28, 2008

    Sam Manekshaw died at the age of 94. He was widely known for India's victory in the 1971 war with Pakistan that resulted in the formation of Bangladesh. Here is an excerpt from one of his last interviews on TV with Karan Thapar on Face to Face. ...
  • Special: Goodbye Sam Bahadur June 28, 2008

    India's first Field Marshal gets candid about his interactions with the high and the mighty. ...
  • Sam Manekshaw’s closest military aides remember him June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India’s first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw’s closest military aides fondly remember the legend. ...
  • Sam Bahadur: Gallant in war, flamboyant in peace June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian military's finest hour was, in a manner of speaking, never a device of India's own making. It was thrust upon India by the humanitarian crisis resulting from a Pakistani military crackdown on its own countrymen in East Pakistan, which led to a huge exodus into India....
  • Sam Manekshaw recounts his best war memories June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw will be remembered as one of the finest military brains India ever produced. Here's Sam Bahadur recounting his best war memories. This is an excerpt from a documentary prepared by the UN-assisted Parzor Foundation. On the Second World War Japanese thrashed the life...
  • In Pics: Life and times of Sam Bahadur June 27, 2008

    Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, popularly known as Sam Bahadur, was the first Field Marshal of Indian Army. ...
  • When I danced with Sam Manekshaw… June 27, 2008

    Cocktail parties are aplenty in the Armed Forces, and as a child, I spent countless days wishing I could attend just one of these mysterious affairs with my parents, just to see what it was like. At 16, I finally got my chance! It was in Wellington, where the prestigious Defence...
  • Family, army colleagues remember Sam Bahadur June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India’s first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who is credited with crafting the campaign that led to the creation of Bangladesh after the 1971 war with Pakistan, died early on Friday morning in Wellington, Tamil Nadu. Manekshaw, 94, had been battling a series of old age-related ailments. His daughter and...
  • Manekshaw: A soldier, a gentleman | Light a candle June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Born on April 3, 1914 in Amritsar to Parsi parents, Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw popularly known as Sam Bahadur completed his schooling in Amritsar and then Sherwood College Nainital. He later joined the Indian Military Academy in 1932. After passing out, he was commissioned as Second Lieutenant in...
  • Manekshaw dead: Defence Minister sends condolences June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Friday condoled the death of Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw. Following is the full text of the message: "I am deeply grieved to learn of the demise of Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw. His nearly four decades long career with the...
  • India's first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw dead June 27, 2008

    New Delhi: India’s first Field Marshal Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, who is credited with crafting the campaign that led to the creation of Bangladesh after the 1971 war with Pakistan, died early on Friday morning in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. Manekshaw, 94, had been battling a series of old age-related...
  • India's first Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in coma June 26, 2008

    New Delhi: The Indian Army's first and only surviving Field Marshal, Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw is fighting for his life at the Army Hospital (Research & Referral) in Wellington in Tamil Nadu. CNN-IBN Defence Correspondent reports, "Sam has moved in to coma following complications with lung ailment. He is in...
  • India lashes out at Gohar's claims June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Gohar Ayub Khan, son of former Pakistani President Ayub Khan, has claimed the impossible - that India's highest decorated soldier, the man credited for the victory in the 1971 war, Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, is actually a Pakistani spy. Gohar Khan had made this claim in an exclusive...
  • Manekshaw, a Pak spy: Gohar Khan June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Were the Indian Army headquarters and the Defence Ministry in the 1950s and 60s riddled with Pakistani spies? That's a clear impression one gets while reading the diaries of Pakistani Field Marshal Mohammed Ayub Khan. Published in Pakistan on Friday, Diaries of Field Marshal Muhammad Ayub Khan: 1966-...