Saturday, 21 May, 2022
Topic1971 War

Topic: 1971 War

Indian Navy’s 1971 war veteran Vice Admiral S H Sarma passes away

Sarma was the Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet during the 1971 war, in which India defeated Pakistan leading to the creation of Bangladesh. His family said he was 100.

Sam Manekshaw was key architect of 1971 win, but it wasn’t his personal success: Daughter Maja

As India & Bangladesh fondly remembered Field Marshal Manekshaw on 50th Victory Day, Maja Daruwala gave insight into what then-Army chief was like to his soldiers and family.

Bangladesh to import defence items from India under $500-mn Line of Credit: Harsh Shringla

Foreign Secretary Shringla said defence issue was discussed during President Kovind's talks with top Bangladeshi leadership. The Line of Credit was provided by India in 2019.

C-Voter survey shows what Indians feel about China, Bangladesh and Pakistan. It’s startling

While Indians remain realistic when it comes to the “eternal” friendship between China and Pakistan, many are on the fence about Bangladesh.

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.

Like it won 1971 war, India will also win war against Pakistan-induced terrorism: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday also said that the 1971 war showed that India's division in the name of religion was a "historic mistake".

President Kovind awards ‘President Standard’ to Navy squadron that sunk Pakistani ships in 1971

The 22nd Missile Vessel Squadron had bombed and sank Pakistan Navy vessels in the 1971 war. It also participated in Operation Vijay and rendered its services after 2019 Pulwama attack.

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.

Indira Gandhi convinced world before 1971. She and Manekshaw both knew timing was key

The outrage of ex-Servicemen against new claims on Manekshaw’s role in 1971 shows a homily in the larger literature, which undermines the agency of the forces.

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.

On Camera

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Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
File photo of chief economic advisor V. Anantha Nageswaran | Photo: Twitter | @FinMinIndia

Stock market turmoil, crypto craze proof of human ‘fear, greed’ says chief economic advisor

Speaking at India Ideas Conclave, organised by think tank India Foundation in Bengaluru, V. Anantha Nageswaran, also said India was now in position to deliver domestically-driven growth'.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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