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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.
Nirmala Sitharaman, who was defence minister at the time, speaks during the Indian Defence Conclave, in New Delhi | PTI File Photo

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.
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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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Kargil War

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.
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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.

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

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A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.