Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
Topic1971

Topic: 1971

No pension, support or commission: How Indian govts have betrayed the real heroes of 1971

The unfair treatment meted out to these war veterans never drew public attention because they were men of honour, who chose to fight their own battles.

Pakistan’s apology to Bangladesh is a thorn in the throat. Neither can move past it

India's CAA and its short-sighted approach towards Muslim populations in the neighbourhood gave Pakistan an opportunity to re-initiate ties with Bangladesh. But it's not enough.

Pakistan’s memory of 1971 is as good as that of Ghajini. It’s both the victim and winner

Why does Pakistan debate this ‘apology to Bangladesh’ question when we have been taught since school that nothing big really happened in 1971?

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.

A Pakistani daughter on getting to know IAF MiG pilot who shot down her father’s F-104 in 1971

Every year we celebrate 1965 but 1971 broke our hearts, our spirits, says Lesley Ann Middlecoat, daughter of Wing Commander Mervyn Leslie Middlecoat of PAF.

The 50-year hunt for the Indian Flight Lieutenant who went ‘missing’ in 1971

In '1971: Charge of the Gorkhas and Other Stories' Rachna Bisht Rawat collects tales of extraordinary courage and fortitude of the Indian armed forces.

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.

I could serve the Indian Army thanks to IAF ‘bounce’ party 50 years ago

Had it not been for the ‘spirits’ of the Indian Air Force, I would not be here to tell you this story.

Hours before the start of the historic 1971 West Indies tour, Indian team had no kit to play

In ‘1971: The Beginning of India’s Cricketing Greatness’, Boria Majumdar and Gautam Bhattacharya write about the twin tours that made the Indian team a force to reckon with.

Operation Eagle — The 1971 mission by RAW and Tibetan SFF that has no official record

In ‘The War That Made R&AW’, Anusha Nandakumar and Sandeep Saket write that with the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, spymaster R.N. Kao put India’s RAW on the world intelligence map.

On Camera

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Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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