Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicBangladesh Liberation War

Topic: Bangladesh Liberation War

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?

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.

How this Indian Army officer rescued Sheikh Hasina & family from Pakistan Army captors in 1971

Colonel Ashok Tara (Retd), then a 29-year-old Major, was tasked with rescuing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’s family from Pakistan Army at the end of 1971 war.

Stop seeing Bangladesh as ‘East Pakistan’. Last 50 years are a missed opportunity

Let’s stop anti-Bangladesh rhetoric and calling their people ‘ghuspathiye’. It is time to take them along for the economic prosperity and well-being of our people.

‘Bangladeshis aren’t termites’ — FM Abdul Momen says idea of illegal immigration to India wrong

In exclusive interview with ThePrint, Bangladesh Foreign Minister A.K. Abdul Momen says Dhaka has immense trust in PM Modi, calls him 'our confidante'.

Modi hails Bangabandhu, says Delhi Dhaka’s partner in op-ed tribute on Bangladesh trip

In op-ed for The Daily Star, Modi says the India-Bangladesh Friendship Pipeline and the Akhaura-Agartala rail link are likely to be completed this year.

Bangladesh’s freedom wasn’t all about Indian military. Public diplomacy played a huge role

India's efforts to end the 1971 Bangladesh crisis is remembered as a great strategic and diplomatic triumph. But little is known about the role played by civil society members.

Lahore university stokes outrage for cancelling event on Bangladesh’s liberation from Pakistan

Lahore University of Management Sciences cancelled its online conference on 50th anniversary of Bangladesh liberation war without explanation earlier this week.

‘Didn’t know I’d live to get this’ — 1971 PoW, Vir Chakra awardee receives Vijay Mashaal torch

Brigadier Hamir Singh (Retd), who was a young captain during the 1971 war against Pakistan, was honoured as part of India’s celebrations to mark 50 years of the victory.

Congress forms panel headed by AK Antony to plan 50th anniversary of 1971 War

The panel also comprises Punjab CM Amarinder Singh, former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, former Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan and former Union minister Jitendra Singh.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.