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17th December 1971: Indian troops advancing into East Pakistan (Bangladesh) | Central Press/Getty Images

Indian diplomacy and defence were always two steps ahead of Pakistan in 1971 war

Indira Gandhi traveled around the world, charming some governments, annoying others, and gradually changed public perception about East Pakistan.
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.

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Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
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Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.