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Two yrs before 1971 war, RAW’s RN Kao told Indira Gandhi to be ready for Pakistan partition

In contrast, higher levels of MEA took a more conservative view and argued that Pakistan's unity was in India’s interest.
Battle of Boyra

Boyra Boys & under-3 minute air battle with Pakistan drew first blood for India in 1971

The battle, which led to the shooting down of three Pakistani fighter aircraft, shows the hallmarks of Indian Air Force — courage, culture and camaraderie.
Pakistan Army signing the Instrument of Surrender in Dhaka in 1971

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.

How Indian Navy operated a secret commando group and spooked Pakistan in 1971

Operation Jackpot’s success on 15 August 1971 gave a huge boost to Mukti Bahini forces in Bangladesh.

Pakistan ‘downs’ two Indian jets in worst escalation since 1971 war

Pakistan military spokesman Asif Ghafoor said one IAF jet fell inside PoK and the other fell inside Jammu & Kashmir.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

To war or not to war with Pakistan: Strategy, not public mood, should drive Modi govt

A Kargil-type conflict could cost up to Rs 1,800 crore per day; on social terms, we are in the most polarised time to get into a war.
Lt. Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora

Remembering Lt Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, the ‘Liberator of Bangladesh’

On his 103rd birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life of Lt Gen. Jagjit Singh Aurora, the Indian Army veteran who planned & executed the 1971 war.
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The liberation of Bangladesh — the Indian armed forces’ finest hour

On this day in 1971, the Pakistani Army surrendered in then East Pakistan, after Indian defence forces successfully completed operations on two fronts.
Representational image | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

How Indian postal service officers keep beating IAS, IPS to top posts

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week
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How Bangladeshi intellectuals disappeared two nights before Pakistan surrendered in 1971

After the 1971 war was over, a list of Bengali intellectuals (many of whom were killed) was found in Pakistan Maj. Gen. Farman Ali’s diary.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.


Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?