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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.
Lt. Gen. J.F.R Jacob

General ‘Jake’, Indian Army’s 1971 war hero who negotiated Pakistan’s surrender

Lt. Gen. J.F.R Jacob was a clean writer, had a great memory, and was widely respected and trusted.

India’s 1971 victory a reminder that wars don’t end conflicts

The 50-word Edit — ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Indira Gandhi, 1971

Not Pakistan, Indira Gandhi’s India escalated military action before 1971 war

It became increasingly difficult to deny Indian military involvement alongside the Mukti Bahini in Bangladesh.
Vice Admiral MP Awati (Retd) | Twitter/@indiannavy

A naval visionary and father of the Indian solo circumnavigation project

Vice Admiral Awati (retd), who passed away today, had also commanded the INS Kamorta during the 1971 Bangladesh war.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?