Saturday, 28 May, 2022
TopicSam Manekshaw

Topic: Sam Manekshaw

Sam Manekshaw was key architect of 1971 win, but it wasn’t his personal success: Daughter Maja

As India & Bangladesh fondly remembered Field Marshal Manekshaw on 50th Victory Day, Maja Daruwala gave insight into what then-Army chief was like to his soldiers and family.

Indira Gandhi convinced world before 1971. She and Manekshaw both knew timing was key

The outrage of ex-Servicemen against new claims on Manekshaw’s role in 1971 shows a homily in the larger literature, which undermines the agency of the forces.

Congress tweets Sam Manekshaw’s photo while honouring Cariappa; ‘national disgrace’, says BJP

Several BJP leaders and social media users were quick to point out the error after the Congress shared the picture on Twitter.

Bumbling Nehru, paranoid Menon, divided Army — stunning tales from India’s military history

Jairam Ramesh’s brilliant new biography tells the story of V.K. Krishna Menon, who is reviled and demonised in the BJP-RSS worldview as the ‘villain of 1962’.

The 1971 Battle of Longewala: A night of confusion, Sam Manekshaw’s order, Pakistan’s folly

For several months before the battle, Army had been rehearsing breaking through Pakistani defences. The shortfall in vehicles, equipment & manpower was made-up.

Not just Vicky Kaushal as Sam Manekshaw, here’s why Indian films goof up on military uniforms

Army veteran Lt Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (retd) pointed out on Twitter that Vicky Kaushal’s uniform in a promotional image had badges in the wrong colour.

Defence minister has gone mad: Gen Manekshaw on Jagjivan Ram demanding more Dalits in Army

Sam Manekshaw was the hero of the 1971 war, and Jagjivan Ram could do little if the General had put his foot down.

Sam Manekshaw, the general who told Indira when Indian Army wasn’t ready for a war

On his 11th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the military career of Sam Manekshaw and anecdotes and myths surrounding him.

A general called Jake

India did not do well enough by Lt General Jacob, but, besides its Great War hero, he remained an ambassador of its core values.

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Representational image of cryptocurrencies | Pizabay

What are UST & Luna and why the fall of 2 ‘stablecoins’ led to a crypto crash in India

Along with crash in value of UST and Luna coins, Indian market for crypto assets also reeling under strict control imposed by government, with the imposition of TDS on all crypto transactions.


NSA Ajit Doval with NSAs from the other countries at the meeting at Dushanbe, Tajikistan | Photo: Courtesy the NSA's office

NSA Ajit Doval pushes for ‘terror free’ Afghanistan, says India stands with Afghan people

Doval's comments came at 4th Regional Security Dialogue on Afghanistan attended by national security advisors from Tajikistan, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Why it’s obscene to tell Ukraine to give in & how war-upended global balance of power brings openings for India

Global order is in flux, and India is being wooed by all. It opens up economic, strategic & military possibilities unimaginable till recently. It is for India to take this opportunity.