Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicEast Pakistan

Topic: East Pakistan

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.

Indira Gandhi convinced world before 1971. She and Manekshaw both knew timing was key

The outrage of ex-Servicemen against new claims on Manekshaw’s role in 1971 shows a homily in the larger literature, which undermines the agency of the forces.

‘Ekushe’ February: When East Pakistan fought & died for victory of mother language Bangla

The Language Movement of then East Pakistan sowed seeds of a long-drawn struggle that culminated in Bangladesh Liberation War of 1971.

500 Sikhs from India arrive in Pakistan to celebrate Guru Nanak’s 550th birth anniversary

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued visas to the Indian Sikh pilgrims under the framework of Pakistan-India Protocol on Visits to Religious Shrines of 1974.

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.

The making and unravelling of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

Born to be Hanged, Syeda Hameed’s biography of Bhutto, is a valuable contribution to the existing corpus of research on political figures of South Asia.

Most Pakistanis would rather forget the tragic day of 16 Dec, 1971, than learn from it

The East Pakistan Tragedy shows the pitfalls that Pakistan must avoid in civil-military relations, military decision-making in the politics, and ideas ofsuperiority that can only divide the nation.

On Camera

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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.

Defence

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.
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