Monday, 5 December, 2022
Topic1971 War

Topic: 1971 War

‘Like an alumni association’ — 2-day Sylhet-Silchar festival unites ‘friends’ from across border

116 Bangladeshis are in India to participate in event being held in Assam's Cachar district to celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence & 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan.

‘Soldiers and I are expendable, India’s reputation is not’ – How Sam Manekshaw rose to the top

Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw, or Sam Bahadur, achieved a rare thing – he became a legend in his own lifetime.

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.

On Camera


Megha Thakur was no run-of-the-mill pretty face, but an influencer who touched many lives

21-yr-old Indian-Canadian Instagram star and TikTok celebrity Megha Thakur, who died this week, subverted the expectations of a content creator by opening up her mind and heart.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


The National War Memorial at India Gate, New Delhi | Photo: Suchet Vir Singh | ThePrint

A walk around National War Memorial to read 8 stories of heroism on 51st anniversary of 1971 war

ThePrint walks around the National War Memorial at India Gate in New Delhi & looks back at the stories of those who sacrificed their lives in the war and were awarded top gallantry medals.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.