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Brigadier M.P.S. Bajwa (retd)

How an Indian officer helped an enemy captain win Pakistan’s highest gallantry award

Pakistan Army Captain Karnal Sher Khan was killed in action during the Kargil conflict, but the Indian officer’s citation got him the Nishan-e-Haider.
File photo of RSS chief (C) with BJP president Amit Shah at an event | @AmitShah/Twitter

Why RSS is reminding BJP of its contributions to the party’s election victory

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee | PTI

How Indian Army’s valour and Vajpayee’s diplomacy won the Kargil War for India

The Kargil War between India and Pakistan, which ended 20 years ago, ensured that the Line of Control became the de facto border.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif | PTI

The bus ride that almost helped Vajpayee, Sharif rewrite history of South Asia

While the Lahore bus diplomacy failed in retrospect, what Atal Bihari Vajpayee achieved in just over 24 hours in Pakistan was utterly unprecedented.
Indian Air Force aircraft during the Commemorating 20 years of the Kargil War,in Gwalior Air Base. | Photo: Atul Yadav | PTI

At IAF’s Gwalior base, Mirages attack ‘Tiger Hill’ to celebrate 20 years of Kargil success

IAF’s Mirage-2000s had attacked Tiger Hill on 24 June 1999, and a few days later, India had recaptured the key feature in the Kargil conflict.
Indian Army war memorial, Shimla | Representational image | Pixabay

20 years after Battle of Tololing, defence reforms & Kashmir policy are Modi’s key challenges

The Kargil war discredited Islamabad – not just as a revisionist state, but one that was downright dishonest.
An Atlantic plane similar to the Pakistani one that was shot down by the IAF in 1999. | Commons

How IAF shot down a Pakistani naval aircraft and killed 16 a month after Kargil in 1999

Pakistan is set to reopen its airspace but while it was closed, India nearly shot down a Georgian aircraft flying in from across the border. A Pakistani aircraft wasn't so lucky 20 yrs ago.
An Indian Air Force contingent marches along the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

These 5 Indian Army, IAF heroes are the faces of the Kargil conflict

As many as 527 Indian defence forces personnel died in the Kargil conflict, losing their lives while evicting Pakistani soldiers and irregulars from India.

What is the ‘Missing Man’ formation IAF chief flew as tribute to fallen Kargil MiG-21 hero

IAF chief B.S. Dhanoa and Western Air Command chief R. Nambiar were part of the formation in honour of Squadron Leader Ahuja who died at the start of the Kargil war.
Kargil War

The lesser-known events in India and Pakistan leading up to the Kargil war of 1999

This day, 24 May, marks the 20th anniversary of the conflict that brought the two volatile neighbours on the brink of nuclear war.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.