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White Lies of Pakistan Regarding 1965 War
BD Sharma | 22 Aug , 2020 1 comment

Pakistan is notorious for projecting wrong facts about its history. She has been telling a blatant lie that all the four wars fought with its neighbour India were thrust upon her by India. Reality, on the other hand remains that all the wars were started by Pakistan and India had no option but to fight them back in order to defend itself....

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Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System
Sumit Walia | 21 Aug , 2020 6 comments
Origin of Cavalry in Indian Army and the Silladar System

The story of modern cavalry of the Indian Army started in 1796 when the Honourable East India Company (HEIC) raised first of the three, European styled, native cavalry regiment in Bengal Army. At that time, there were three presidencies in India – Bombay, Bengal and Madras. Each presidency had its own army. By 1857 Company had 10 regular...

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Tibetans recruited for Ladakh
Claude Arpi | 20 Aug , 2020 1 comment
Tibetans recruited for Ladakh

What did Xi achieve by attaching Ladakh? Nothing.  Can he equate 1962? To achieve National rejuvenation of 1.4 billion Chinese; should be his aim. Related Posts These days, Xi Jinping seems to take all the wrong decisions. Did he need to attack India in Ladakh? Ultimately what was achieved except the grabbing of a few hundred meters? When his...

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Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?
Nilesh Kunwar | 19 Aug , 2020 1 comment
Pakistan: An ‘Eternal Victim’ of India’s Propaganda Machine!?!?

Having been frequently accused of trying to show Pakistan in poor light, I’ve decided to try and make amends. So, for starters, I don’t agree with Pakistani media’s unanimous view that army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa’s sudden trip to Riyad is an attempt to mend fences with the House of Saud after Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood...

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The Mistake of the Century
Claude Arpi | 17 Aug , 2020 1 comment
The Mistake of the Century

President Xi Jinping is a poor strategist. Chinese are known followers of the Art of War, an ancient Chinese military treatise written by Sun Tzu, a Chinese general and military authority in the 5th century BC. The treatise teaches all aspects of warfare and particularly how to win a War without fighting it, but today, it is clear that...

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