Sunday, 26 June, 2022
Topic1971 Bangladesh War

Topic: 1971 Bangladesh War

Col Quazi Zahir, 1971 hero Padma Shri awardee who still carries Pakistan Army’s death warrant

Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir joined the Pakistani Army in 1969. But upon hearing atrocities committed by Pakistan Army in East Pakistan, he fled the country & reached India.

This R-Day, catch a glimpse of IAF’s vintage Dakota that ‘saved Srinagar’ in 1947-48 war

The aircraft, which participated in the 1971 war too but began to be phased out soon after, will be flanked by two Mi-17-1V at the flypast in a Rudra formation — a first for the Dakota.

Bangladesh armed forces’ contingent arrives, will join R-Day parade to mark 50 yrs of liberation

The contingent comprising 122 members of the Bangladesh armed forces was brought to India on a special C-17 aircraft of the Indian Air Force.

Indian Army’s dash to Dhaka in 1971 was operational brilliance. It holds lessons for Ladakh

Dhaka had 30,000 defenders against 3,000 of Indian Army. But such is the impact of threatening the centre of gravity that General Niazi agreed to surrender.

Pakistan never ‘surrendered’ in 1971. Kashmir, 26/11, Parliament show why

India’s armed forces have to be modernised and strengthened in conventional terms, not so much to prosecute war, but more to avert one — by deterring the enemy.

Indians should thank these three men for bringing 1971 Bangladesh ‘genocide’ to light

As the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Bangladesh approaches, along with it comes the memory of a gruesome genocide that ought not to be forgotten in vain.

In 1971, Army first beat the Pakistanis in their minds. Battle of Burinda is one example

I knew all soldiers personally. There was no sign of fear — preparations were meticulous and spirits were high.

Bangladesh observes one-day mourning for Pranab Mukherjee, recalls his efforts in 1971 war

Bangladesh Prime Minister Hasina called Mukherjee a true friend of Bangladesh and urged places of worship of different faiths to arrange special prayers in his honour.

India executed manoeuvre warfare in 1971. It has answers to China’s LAC misadventures too

Contrary to conventional wisdom of a dominating Chinese Navy, the reality suggests that for Beijing, South China Sea is primary focus and not the Indian Ocean.

Lt Gen. Hanut Singh — bold commander who led from front in 1971, but was never made Army chief

Five years ago, Lt Gen. Hanut Singh passed away. But ‘Hunty’ is still one of the most revered leaders in the Army who stood up for what was right.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

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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