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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.
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto

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.
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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

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?