Special Cover – Army Dental Corps – Section of Defence Forces Dental Services Conference

Special Cover – Army Dental Corps – Section of Defence Forces Dental Services Conference

Federation Dentaire Internationale  (FDI) is the most reputed international association of Dental professionals. The Military chapter of FDI is Known as Section of Defence Forces Dental Services ( SDFDS) which is a assembly of Dental professionals serving the Armed Forces of their respective countries.

The Army Dental Corps of Indian Army hosted the Annual Conference of SDFDS in 2014 at New Delhi. A Special Cover was released by Army Postal Service to mark this occasion.

APS COVER ARMY DENTAL CORPS
APS COVER ARMY DENTAL CORPS 2014

Kargil Vijay Diwas- 26 Jul 2018

Kargil Vijay Diwas- 26 Jul 2018

Kargil (OP VIJAY) was one of the toughest and longest campaigns in recent times wherein the Pakistani intruders were crushed by Gallant Indian Forces .Legendary and heroic battles were fought in Dras, Kaksar ,Batalik ,and Turtuk sectors at heights above 12000ft. Point 4875,Tiger Hill and Tololing,”Yeh Dil Maange More ” still resonates in our minds till date.

A Grateful Nation bestowed Four Pram Vir Chakras, 10 MVC’s, 49 VrC’s and 135 Sena Medals on its Gallant,Patriotic,Brave and Courageous Heroes.

Today on Kargil Diwas let’s pay homage to courage,valour and sacrifices of the Heroes of the Operation Vijay.

Army Postal Service has issued a large number  of Special Covers related to Kargil .Few covers are listed.

APS CVR KARGIL- PVC AWARDEES
APS COVER ON 10TH ANNIV OP KARGIL – PARAM VIR CHAKRA AWARDEES
APS CVR KARGIL- BRAVEST OF BRAVES 13 JAK RIF
APS CVR KARGIL- BRAVEST OF BRAVES 13 JAK RIFLES – TWO PVC DURING KARGIL
APS CVR KARGIL- BATTLE OF TOLOLING
APS CVR KARGIL- BATTLE OF TOLOLING – 2 RAJ RIF 2009
APS CVR KARGIL- THEATRE HONOR -10 PARA CDO
APS CVR KARGIL- THEATRE HONOR KARGIL -10 PARA COMMANDO

 

First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

A First Day Cover  is listed. The Cancellation is provided by 1 CBPO which has a Philatelic Bureau under the Army Postal Service. FDC SER NO 2/18.

INDIA - VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE FDC
FIRST DAY COVER – INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -2018

 

Army Postal Service Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

APS Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards Mahavir Chakra

Indian Navy’s Submarine arm celebrates Golden Jubilee in 2017 with the Commissioning of “INS KALVARI”. A Cover was released on 08 Dec 2017 on Gallantry Award Winners.

Maha Vir Chakra – 1971 War -Cdr MNR Samant.

APS NAVY 17-66
APS COVERS DEC 2017 – MAHAVIR CHAKRA AWARD WINNER SUBMARINE ARM

Army Postal Service Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards

APS Cover Dec 2017 -Golden Jubilee Indian Navy Submarine Arm – Gallantry Awards

Indian Navy’s Submarine arm celebrates Golden Jubilee in 2017 with the Commissioning of “INS KALVARI”. A Cover was released on 08 Dec 2017 on Gallantry Award Winners.

Vir Chakra – 1971 War – Cdr V S Shekhawat and Cdr R J Millan were commanding Kalvari class submarines.

Shaurya Chakra – Narain Attimarad ,LME

Nao Sena Medal (NM) – Lt Vinod Krishna Chaudhary.

APS NAVY 17-65
APS COVERS DEC 2017 – GALLANTRY AWARD WINNERS SUBMARINE ARM 1971 WAR

 

APS Cover May 2018 -Golden Jubilee Command Hospital,Air Force Bangalore.

APS Cover May 2018 -Golden Jubilee Command Hospital,Air Force Bangalore.

APS Cover issued on 01 May 2018 to mark Golden Jubilee

APS 18-16 C0MD HOSP AF BLORE
APS COVERS MAY 2018- COMMAND HOSPITAL AIR FORCE BANGALORE

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Golden Jubilee 103 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh LI

APS Cover Apr 2018 -Golden Jubilee 103 Infantry Battalion (TA) Sikh LI.

The Unit was raised on 01 Jan 1968.Initially affiliated to Sikh Regiment it came into the folds of Sikh LIght Infantry on 01 Apr 1979.

APS Cover issued on 01 Apr 2018 to mark Golden Jubilee.

APS 18-15 103 TA SIKH LI
APS COVERS APRIL 2018- 103 INFANTRY BATTALION (TA) SIKH LI