Thursday, 11 August, 2022
Topic1965 war

Topic: 1965 war

From WW-II to 1965 victory against Pakistan, the legacy of IAF’s only 5-star officer Arjan Singh

Marshal Singh’s service to the force will remain a hallmark in India’s and the subcontinent’s military history. A look at his life and achievements on his 103rd birth anniversary.

Shastri-Ayub Tashkent pact ended 1965 War. And brought Russia into South Asian politics

The Tashkent pact set the stage for Indian and Pakistani militaries to start withdrawing troops. Those days, tough negotiations could still end with a game of golf.

Failure of India-Pakistan military leadership was a common factor in 1965 War: Gen VP Malik

Shiv Kunal Verma has managed to knit together the political and the military aspects of the extremely complicated 1965 War in his new book 'A Western Sunrise’, writes Gen VP Malik (retd).

The truth of Galwan must come out, unlike the 1965 battle with Pakistan in Khemkaran

A key question surrounding the Galwan clashes is that if the soldiers were carrying weapons, as informed by S. Jaishankar, then who gave orders not to use them?

Role Adnan Sami’s father played for Pakistan in 1965 that has landed his Padma Shri in row

Adnan Sami's father, Flight Lieutenant Arshad Sami Khan, was part of the raid by Pakistan Air Force that destroyed Pathankot air base during 1965 war.

Rs 30,000 pension soon for men who fought in 1965, 1971 wars but didn’t get absorbed in Army

2,000 short-service & emergency commissioned officers played big roles in India-Pakistan wars. Army Commanders' Conference discussed a pension scheme for them.

India remembers 1965 PVC winner Abdul Hamid, and here’s how many Pattons he really smashed

Even govt authorities & Army can’t agree on how many Pakistani Patton tanks Param Vir Chakra awardee Abdul Hamid ‘killed’ before his death on 10 Sept 1965.

Pakistan’s stock market to stop trading tomorrow to mark start of 1965 war with India

The move to repeatedly suspend trading on the bourse is part of Imran Khan’s wider strategy of attempting to harden international opinion against India.

Why the Pakistani deep state sponsors terrorism in India

Peace with India would be very expensive for the Pakistani army and come in the way of its idea of Pakistan.

When mule-drivers, villagers and NCC cadets hunted down elite Pakistani paratroopers

The amazing thing is how this is a chapter in the 1965 war where chroniclers of both sides agree. Both say the operation was...

On Camera

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Sun Temple, Martand, Jammu and Kashmir. | Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

‘Indians never invaded’ is a myth. Guptas, Cholas, Lalitaditya Muktapida were conquerors

Rashtrakutas raided the Himalayas, Tamil Nadu; the Cholas Bengal, Indonesia; Kashmiris Punjab, Afghanistan, and Xinjiang. Medieval Indians had a big appetite for conquests.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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