Saturday, 26 November, 2022
TopicIndia-Pakistan war

Topic: India-Pakistan war

Freezing soldiers, daring cheetahs—how pilots saved the day at Siachen’s Amar & Sonam in 1987

Lt Gen. Ramesh Kulkarni and Anjali Karpe’s ‘Siachen 1987: Battle for the Frozen Frontier’ gives a blow-by-blow account of war in India’s highest battlefield.

Shastri-Ayub Tashkent pact ended 1965 War. And brought Russia into South Asian politics

The Tashkent pact set the stage for Indian and Pakistani militaries to start withdrawing troops. Those days, tough negotiations could still end with a game of golf.

‘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.

Army restores India-Pakistan war hero Brigadier Usman’s grave that was ‘vandalised’ in Delhi

On 26 December, the grave of Brigadier Mohammad Usman located in south Delhi’s Batla House Qabristan, was found damaged.

Army to restore India-Pakistan war hero Brigadier Usman’s ‘vandalised’ grave in Delhi

The Army wrote to Jamia Millia Islamia Tuesday seeking permission to carry out repairs of the grave, which was found damaged by miscreants in Delhi's Batla House Qabristan.

Indian Army’s dash to Dhaka in 1971 was operational brilliance. It holds lessons for Ladakh

Dhaka had 30,000 defenders against 3,000 of Indian Army. But such is the impact of threatening the centre of gravity that General Niazi agreed to surrender.

How Indian armed forces can defeat Pakistan in less than a week

To do that, you should first define victory, know when to declare it, have a decisive conventional edge, and stop flying MiG-21s.

How Pakistani Lt Col Nisar Ahmed won over Indian peers after stalling their advance in 1965

The Monsoon War by Capt Amarinder Singh & Lt Gen Tajinder Singh Shergill detail how outgunned Nisar Ahmed—who died last month—stalled Indian advance into Sialkot.

Balakot shows India needs to take its technological military edge beyond Pakistan’s reach

Pakistan has bridged the gap as far as relative technological edge is concerned, and India’s numerical edge will be in play only in long-duration war.

Kitney aadmi thhey? The most juvenile question to arise from the 90-hour India-Pakistan war

India needs to invest in its military to scare Pakistan to peace and work on its own people to understand the realities of war.

On Camera

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A general view of the opening ceremony of the G20 finance ministers and central bank governors meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, February 17, 2022. Mast Irham/Pool via REUTERS

G20 presidency is India’s chance to fix power imbalances in artificial intelligence adoption

Without considering AI challenges across the world, equitably reaping its benefits will remain inadequate, leading to a more unequal and divisive future.
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How India-Australia FTA is set to boost trade that’s already at a record high

While the bulk of the trade between India and Australia is so far in the energy sector, the FTA is expected to broaden this to include other goods and services.

Defence

Illustration: Soham Sen | The Print

Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.