Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicKargil War

Topic: Kargil War

‘Yeh Dil Maange More’ – The Pepsi slogan now synonymous with Kargil braveheart Vikram Batra

Released in 1998, the ad slogan lives on in public memory, even after the brand has moved on to other jingles, owing to Shershaah Vikram Batra, who made it his 'call cry' in the Kargil War of 1999.

‘My father is a hero’: Story of a son named Kargil, born in 1999 after dad died in the war

22-year-old Suman Suresh Kargil Chhetri was born 4 months after his father, Suresh, a sepoy in the 2 Naga Regiment, died fighting Pakistani infiltrators in the Kargil War in 1999.

‘Courage is to hold on’: How Kargil fighting turned 3 Army doctors into frontline soldiers

Vijay Kumar, Rajesh W. Adhau & V.V. Sharma were among doctors who won Sena Medal for Gallantry for playing pivotal role in reducing Indian casualties in the Kargil war.

How Modi helped pressure US to sanction Pakistan during Kargil — new book on Vajpayee reveals

In new book ‘Vajpayee: The Years That Changed India’, the late former PM’s private secretary of many years, Shakti Sinha, details the highs & lows of his tenure in office.

Vajpayee took journalists, analysts to Kargil frontlines. In 2020, Modi can’t even say ‘China’

In 1999, the government allowed the world to see Pakistan’s Kargil invasion and the Indian army's resolve. But Narendra Modi has reversed gears on transparency.

Gunjan Saxena on Netflix was ‘Bharat Ki Beti’, until facts came tumbling out

The Netflix movie on the life and tenure of retired IAF officer Gunjan Saxena has been roiled by controversy since the release of its trailer.

Gunjan Saxena’s IAF coursemate Sreevidya Rajan shocked by filmmakers’ ‘twisting of facts’

Flight Lieutenant Sreevidya Rajan says Gunjan Saxena was neither the first woman to be posted to the Udhampur base, nor the first woman to fly in Kargil.

Kargil hero Col Wangchuk says need strong political will to strengthen India’s borders

Maha Vir Chakra recipient Colonel (retd) Sonam Wangchuk, who fought the Kargil War in 1999, also says Army should prioritise deploying local Ladakhis in LAC region.

Songs from Border, love letters and near-death experiences — Captain Vijyant Thapar’s army life

In a new book 'Vijayant at Kargil', Col V.N. Thapar writes about his son Vijyant, who was killed when he was 22 during the Kargil War's Knoll assault.

Jahnvi Kapoor’s ‘Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl’ set to release on Netflix

Film is based on life of Flight Lieutenant Gunjan Saxena, who became first IAF woman officer in combat when she flew Cheetah helicopters during 1999 Kargil War for casualty evacuation.

On Camera

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IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari addresses a press conference ahead of 89th Air Force Day, in New Delhi on 5 October 2021 | Photo: ANI

Helicopter, transport pilots missing in IAF top ranks. It is a fighter-dominated Service

AVM Mohey is the first helicopter pilot to be appointed Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Training, in nearly three decades. IAF needs policy change.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.

Defence

HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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