Television

Watch the Indian Army’s Legendary Warriors in Action in ‘61st Cavalry - India’s Horse Warriors’

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2019/06/20/history.jpg?itok=jortz6Xo

MUMBAI: HISTORY TV18’s new documentary brings to life the mettle of India’s iconic horse warriors in battle and show cases the modern day avatar of the Indian cavalryman. The original production “61st Cavalry - India’s Horse Warriors” premieres exclusively on HISTORY TV18 on 24th June’2019, at 9 PM

On the bloodied battlefields of the First World War, Indian Lancers under the British flag fought German and Ottoman-Turkish forces in the Middle-East. Here, on September 23rd, in a daring cavalry charge during the Battle of Haifa, Indian Lancers liberated the strategic port-town, now in Israel. It was their finest hour. The documentary recreates the horseback action to dramatic effect, with facts and expert accounts of what transpired. The inspirational true story has been passed down generations of cavalrymen. The battle remains a glorious part of India’s military history and is commemorated in New Delhi’s Teen Murti Haifa Chowk, which has three life-size statues of Lancers from India’s Princely States. In 2018 Indian PM Narendra Modi and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu paid tribute at the landmark to honour the Indian soldiers.

Over the years, the cavalry units of India’s erstwhile Princely States were amalgamated into an illustrious India Army regiment – the 61st Cavalry. Headquartered in Jaipur, Rajasthan, the 61st Cavalry today earns laurels for India in the field of equestrian sport. It takes intense and specialized training to turn new recruits into expert riders of the regiment. The documentary follows the intensive 32-week training that sawar-recruits undergo. The show also takes viewers to the Equine Breeding Stud (EBS), Babugarh for a behind-the-scenes look at how Army horses are bred and thereafter, how the colts are trained at Remount Training School, Hempur (Uttarakhand). Officers of the Cavalry provide insights into the techniques used to train both man and horse.

The show ends on a high, with the grand commemoration parade and centenary celebrations of the Battle of Haifa, presided over by the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Bipin Rawat, who is also Colonel of the Regiment. Bearing the insignia of the double-headed eagle with pride, two hundred men on steeds gallop their way into the regimental grounds, to honour the heroism of their forebears.

Avinash Kaul, Managing Director A+E Networks | TV18 and Chief Executive Officer- Network18 said "61st Cavalry - India’s Horse Warriors is yet another example of our commitment to showcase inspiring stories of valour and sacrifice of our armed forces.  Shows such as these, with their new-age storytelling and stellar production values, have clearly established HISTORY TV18 as the leader in Factual Entertainment in India.”

Latest Reads

https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/spn.jpg?itok=Kc7_kZGS
Sony Pictures Networks India doubles the Joy of Diwali with their #AbIndiaAurBhiHappy offer for its premier channels, Sony Entertainment Television (SET), Sony SAB and Sony MAX

MUMBAI: This festive season, Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) brings cheer to the Hindi entertainment loving Indian viewers through its ‘Ab India aur bhi Happy’ offer. Bringing joy to every household, SPN has announced a special offer, allowing consumers to avail of a festive à-la-carte pricing...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/epic.jpg?itok=fz5WGrbU
India on a plate: celebrate world food day with Epic Channel

MUMBAI: 16th October 2019 marks the 74th anniversary of the inception of ‘The Food and Agriculture Organization’ of the UN. Since 1979 this historic event has been annually celebrated as World Food Day in over 150 countries. Joining the celebrations, EPIC Channel - India Ka Apna Infotainment -...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/endemol.jpg?itok=Vz2Ue1JV
Endemol Shine India buys the rights for Richa S. Mukherjee’s Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd

MUMBAI : Harper Collins India is thrilled to announce that author Richa Mukherjee’s new novel, Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd, published in August this year, has been purchased by Endemol Shine India in a pre-empt. Endemol Shine India buys the rights for Richa S. Mukherjee’s Kanpur Khoofiya Pvt. Ltd...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/zee.jpg?itok=uDvPb4qU
Zee TV, Flipkart join hands to surprise fans this festive season

MUMBAI: This year, with the festive season around the corner, entertainment joined forces with e-commerce to delight consumers with a billion dollar idea! In a truly unique initiative, Zee TV collaborated with Flipkart and attempted to make TV viewing truly interactive during the latter’s annual...

Television TV Channels GECs
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/history.jpg?itok=ZlFUmEPE
HistoryTV18 to premiere ‘India: Marvels & Mysteries’ on October 17

MUMBAI: In a new five-part original series, HistoryTV18 brings viewers remarkable stories of ancient and medieval India. The fifteen stories take the viewer back in time, to some of India’s unique historical locations, many of which are designated UNESCO world heritage sites. The series spotlights...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/15/BARC.jpg?itok=bo6IZ-59
BARC India's oversight committee finds process accurate and unbiased

MUMBAI: While Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India had appointed an oversight committee in June 2019 to review its data validation and outlier policy which identifies and eliminates outliers including reach outliers, the two-member committee led by Nakul Chopra and Praveen Tripathi has...

Television TV Channels Viewership
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/14/travel.jpg?itok=R0H1aNTr
Travelxp 4K announces its Denmark launch on Waoo

MUMBAI: Expanding its reach in European countries, Travelxp 4K strengthens its reach in the Scandinavian country, Denmark now. Starting 01 September 2019, Travelxp’s premium shows are available to the audience on Waoo TV on Channel number 134. Among the recent launches of Travelxp include the...

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/14/abhishek.jpg?itok=zPr4vWTp
Abhishek Dutta appointed as network head for Cartoon Network and POGO in South Asia

MUMBAI: Abhishek Dutta has been named Senior Director and Network Head -Kids, overseeing Cartoon Network and POGO in South Asia. Based in Mumbai, his responsibilities include programming, channel operations, acquisitions and promotions, as well as the content direction for the two brands.

Television TV Channels Kids
https://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/10/14/colors.jpg?itok=3yolvWub
Viacom18 launches Har Din Diwali campaign with exclusive pricing for COLORS & COLORS Kannada

Spreading the cheer this festive season, Viacom18 announces a-la-carte price for its flagship Hindi GEC COLORS and Kannada GEC COLORS Kannada at Rs 12/month each.  In line with this special festive price, Viacom18 is launching a consumer awareness campaign ‘Har Din Diwali’ encouraging viewers to...

Television TV Channels GECs

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories