Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) located at Khadakwasla near Pune is one of the first Joint Services Institution in the World to impart combined training to officer cadets of all the three services. Its foundation stone was laid on 06 Oct 1949. Among the Alumni of NDA are Three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 11 Chiefs of Army Staff, 10 Chiefs of Naval Staff and 4 Chiefs of Air Force Staff. The Three Present Chiefs of Staff of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce are all from the same course NDA and this the second time that all three Chiefs are from NDA. On 30 Nov 2019, the 137th Course Passed out. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who won a Shooting Silver Medal at 2004 Olympic Games is an NDA alumni.
A Three Rupee Stamp was issued on 19 Feb 1999 to commemorate 50 Years of NDA. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. The stamp and FDC feature the main building of NDA known as Sudan Block in memory of Martyrs in Sudan during the East African Campaign.
A Special Cover on Captain Vijay Hazare was issued during GUJPEX 2011 at Vadodara on 23 Dec 2011. Vijay Samuel Hazare (11 Mar 1915-18 Dec 2004) captained India in 14 test matches between 1951 & 1953. He has the following records to his Credit
He led India to its first test win vs England at Chennai (then Madras) in 1951-52.
He is First Indian to hit first Triple Century in First Class Cricket.
First Indian to score a century in each innings of a test match vs Australia at Adelaide in 1947-48 (116 & 145).
First Indian to score two triple centuries.
First Indian to score a century in three successive test matches.
He bagged 20 test wickets including three times Bradman’s wickets.
The Inter-Zonal tournament in India is named as Vijay Hazare Trophy.
He and Jasu Patel were the first Indian Cricketers to be honoured with Padma Shri.
Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh – India 2019.
India Post issued a Stamp on Marshal of The Indian Air Force Arjan Singh on 09 Oct 2019. Marshal of The Indian AirForce Arjan Singh DFC (15 Apr 1919-17 Sep 2017) was Chief of Air Force Staff from 1964-1969. He led Indian Air Force during 1965 War. in 1943 as acting Squadron Leader became Commanding officer of No 1 Squadron which took part in Arakan Campaign in Myanmar and he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.
He was promoted to the rank of Air Chief Marshal and became the First IAF Chief to hold this rank, awarded Padma Vibhusan in 1966 and promoted to the rank of Marshal of The Indian Air Force in 2002.
The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (4S & 7S) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Vienna are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers providing Medical aid and Food aid. The Cancellation features UN Peace Keeping Aircrafts.