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The rarely told story of vital Point 5353 India failed to retake from Pakistan in Kargil

Some 19 yrs after the war, ThePrint pieces together events that prevented the Indian Army from capturing a vital height.
Former US President Bill Clinton

Nawaz Sharif’s pleas and Bill Clinton’s intervention in the Kargil War

On 2 July 1999 Sharif pleaded with Clinton to come up with a plan to stop the fighting and prepare the ground for an America mediated settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
Tri-services personnel pay homage at the National War Memorial on the occasion of Kargil Diwas, in New Delhi, on 26 July, 2019 | Atul Yadav | PTI Photo

Kargil: What kind of a democracy are we that we are shy of facing the truth about our wars?

On 20th anniversary of Kargil, letting out a story and a few secrets in the national interest. Because we won’t win unless we learn from our mistakes.
There have been multiple attempts from Pakistan to attack India.

Kargil shows Pakistan’s magnificent obsession of getting even with India  

Had General Pervez Musharraf pulled out old files and taken cognisance of terrain and logistics imperatives, Kargil may never have happened.
Book cover of Letters from Kargil

‘Letters from Kargil’: A fresh perspective that humanises the faceless soldier

Diksha Dwivedi’s book shares letters from soldiers to their kin during the 1999 Kargil War, sometimes even moments before death.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

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.