Wednesday, 29 June, 2022

Topic: Kargil

What the 1972 India-Pakistan Simla Agreement is all about & why it’s still relevant today

46 years ago, the historic pact was signed between the two South Asian neighbours for peaceful settlement of all disputes.

What would Vajpayee have thought of Narendra Modi’s ‘muscular’ policy?

Vajpayee made 3 landmark moves to make peace with Pakistan, each time going out on a limb, in spite of grave provocations.

Kargil was an audacious plan by Musharraf and his overconfident Generals

Kargil demonstrated the growing resilience of the Indian nation-state to concurrently cope with various genres of modern conflict.

Zojila tunnel will be a boon for the armed forces and for tourists too

The bidirectional, all-weather tunnel is expected to not only keep a check on incursions, but also keep Ladakh accessible throughout the year.

Our military history is politicised to suit Generals, that’s why Modi’s facts are mixed up

A spiced up, hyper-nationalist version of military history has been built: that politicians wronged the generals. No wonder PM Modi got his facts all mixed up.

अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी का लीडरशिप फार्मूला: बड़ा दिल व सुलझा नेतृत्व

अटल बिहारी वाजपेयी जी की 93वीं वर्षगांठ पर एक नज़र उन बातों पर जो उन्हें महान नेता बनाती है: इरादे मजबूत लेकिन दिल से कवि.

Be very afraid

The Pakistani establishment knows only one trick works — in fact, it always works. It is a provocation, and an escalation of tensions with India.

To Kashmir, via the world

No nation backs Pakistan’s dream of changing the region's cartography. Implicit in that is the world’s acceptance of India’s sovereignty over Kashmir, at least what lies on our side of LoC.

Generally speaking

In the post-colonial, post-Cold War world almost no dictator, particularly a military dictator, goes away in peace.

On Camera


An employee works at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. facility in Chakan, Maharashtra | Bloomberg file photo

Bigger cars, smaller chips — Why Mahindra is worried about increased wait time

A major focus for Mahindra will be defending its market share in the large-format SUV segment from Tata Motors and Hyundai Motor.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.