Saturday, 2 July, 2022
Topic1971 Bangladesh War

Topic: 1971 Bangladesh War

If Nazi war criminals can still be tried, why not Pakistanis? 1971 genocide can’t be forgotten

Bangladesh wants to try Pakistani army personnel for war crimes and genocide in 1971 but realpolitik has prevented it so far. Justice must be served.

Govt and military owe India an authentic history of the 1971 Bangladesh War. Rest is mythology

Halos around personalities from the 1971 Bangladesh War victory have no sanctity. Myths and claims of self-aggrandisement must be debunked.

Vir Chakra awardee Panjab Singh passes away, but ‘Hero of Poonch’ leaves behind 1971 war legacy

Col Panjab Singh, who was a Major during 1971 war, received the Vir Chakra for his bravery during Operation Cactus Lilly, when his command repelled 9 Pakistani attacks over 2 nights.

What was the Chuknagar massacre? A lesser-known, bloody episode from 1971 Bangladesh war

On 20 May 1971, Pakistani forces gunned down an estimated 10,000 people, including children, in the small town of Chuknagar.

Indian Army chief Naravane holds bilateral defence talks with heads of Bangladesh army, navy

Army chief General M.M. Naravane arrived in Dhaka Thursday on a 5-day visit to further strengthen the ties between Indian and Bangladeshi armed forces.

How this Indian Army officer rescued Sheikh Hasina & family from Pakistan Army captors in 1971

Colonel Ashok Tara (Retd), then a 29-year-old Major, was tasked with rescuing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family from Pakistan Army at the end of 1971 war.

Stop seeing Bangladesh as ‘East Pakistan’. Last 50 years are a missed opportunity

Let’s stop anti-Bangladesh rhetoric and calling their people ‘ghuspathiye’. It is time to take them along for the economic prosperity and well-being of our people.

Why PM Modi’s Dhaka visit is important & Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s fight for a secular state

Shekhar Gupta tells you of Mujibur Rahman who created Bangladesh and Modi push to repair ties with the country.

No Mujib, armed ‘mukti juddhas’ and tension —The year after Bangladesh’s liberation

In ‘Untranquil Recollections’, economist and freedom fighter Rehman Sobhan writes about the challenges faced by the newly independent Bangladesh in the early years.

What is the 1971 war legacy behind Alouette-Sabre exchange between IAF, Bangladesh air force

The IAF gifted a legacy Alouette III helicopter to Bangladesh and received a restored F-86 Sabre. Both aircraft were used during the 1971 war with Pakistan.

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PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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