Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
Topic1971 Indo-Pak war

Topic: 1971 Indo-Pak war

The ‘12 Days to Dacca’ plan executed by a ‘moth-eaten brigade’ that helped India in 1971

Brigadier H S Kler's ‘12 Days to Dacca’ plan was war-gamed and executed to perfection and sent Pakistani forces on the run.

President Kovind inaugurates Dhaka’s renovated Kali temple destroyed by Pakistan in 1971

The temple was set on fire by the Pakistani forces during the infamous 'Operation Searchlight' in 1971, targeting the resistance movement in Bangladesh.

PM Modi pays homage to soldiers on 50th anniversary of 1971 War

PM Modi also merged the four victory torches, which were lighted a year ago and taken across the country, into an eternal flame to commemorate India's victory over Pakistan in 1971.

Pakistan lost the 1971 war, but its project of Islamist violence won the larger conflict

What did India gain from 1971 victory? It now faces a country with an uncertain future in the East and a Pakistan that is ever more committed to using violence.

Zulfikar Bhutto’s ‘revenge’ plan for 1971 was to help create Khalistan, new book reveals

In ‘Blood for Blood’, Terry Milewski reveals new information about the Khalistan struggle in Canada, UK and India, and Pakistan support for it.

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.

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.

Pakistan should apologise to Bangladesh for army ‘genocide’ in 1971, says Husain Haqqani

Underlining that Bangladesh, or East Pakistan, was the 'Golden Goose' to Pakistan's ruling elite, Husain Haqqani said feudal Pakistan rulers never considered Bengalis as equals.

How an Indian Army officer ensured a slain Pakistani soldier’s feats in 1971 didn’t go unnoticed

This is the story of Lt Gen. Ved Prakash Airy and Pakistan Army’s Lt Col. Mohd Akram Raja, who died in 1971 while leading a counter-attack against the former’s unit.

49 years later, lessons that remain to be learnt from 1971 India-Pakistan War

In episode 641 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta unpacks the volatile 1960s that led to the short but bloody war in 1971.

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Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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