The Hyderabad Connection To India’s 1962 War With China

Way back in the 1960s Farooq Ali Khan, the second son of Nawab Akbar Nawaz Jung and a member of a prominent family of Hyderabad’s Asifia nobility, joined the Indian Army and opted for the Kumaon Regiment. I remember asking him why he chose that regiment. I was told it was because it had an old Hyderabad connection.

I only discovered what that connection was when I visited the Kumaon regimental center in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand, some decades later. It was an interesting story that began in Hyderabad in 1798.

The Kumaon Regiment is one of the most decorated infantry regiments  of the Indian Army. Read More…

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