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GD Bakshi a war hero or not? What Vistara & others need to know of Indian military awards

The G.D. Bakshi-Vistara controversy last week led to a lot of confusion over who exactly qualifies as a war hero. ThePrint explains.
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Military & moustaches: The world of GD Bakshi, face of Indian media’s shrill war cries

Major General G.D. Bakshi (retd) believes Muslims should show allegiance to Bharat Mata, describes Mughal rule as Muslim colonialism and wonders why only Kashmir has human rights.
Indian defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman |

Nirmala Sitharaman cites social media hoax as she attacks Pakistan on 27 February dogfight

Referring to a social media post that claimed a Pakistan Air Force pilot, downed by IAF, was lynched by Pakistanis, Sitharaman said Islamabad's silence on his identity was 'sad'.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ahmedabad | PTI

Modi understands Pakistan army’s Islamic doctrine. That’s why he called its nuclear bluff

After Pulwama, India achieved complete strategic superiority over Pakistan by putting economic and diplomatic pressure on it.
Representational image | PTI photo

Indian Army warns Pakistan of dire consequences amid heavy artillery exchange on LoC

Bofors guns swing into action as Indian Army warns Pakistan not to target civilian areas, and vows to give befitting response to any ‘misadventure’.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

History has lessons for a BJP banking on Pulwama and Balakot to win Lok Sabha elections

Parallels can be drawn between 2019 and 1999 polls when Vajpayee failed to get a clear majority despite humiliating Pakistan in Kargil a month ago.

Modi carried his ‘Mr Cool’ image a bit too far this week

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Wg Cdr Abhinandan’s ordeal in Pakistan evokes memories of Gp Capt. Nachiketa during Kargil

Nachiketa was tortured and interrogated, but released after 8 days in 1999. Much credit was given to the Indian and Pakistani foreign ministers at the time.
Mirage 2000 fighter jet

Balakot is the first time one nuclear power has used air strikes on another’s territory

Only twice have two nuclear powers indulged in violent conflict — the Soviet Union against China in 1969, and the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.
Pervez Musharraf

If Pakistan attacks with one N-bomb, India can finish us with 20: Musharraf

Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf said launching a nuclear war isn't as simple, and added there were military strategies to deal with the current situation.

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.