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In resolving issues with India-Pakistan needs to think out of the box
Col Jaibans Singh | 06 Apr , 2021 0 comments
In resolving issues with India-Pakistan needs to think out of the box

In a panel discussion recorded a few days earlier by Brighter Kashmir (a Kashmir based daily newspaper), this columnist while speaking about the recent initiative on “resolution of issues” between India and Pakistan had observed that there have been many earlier occasions when tall leaders like Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Dr. Manmoham Singh, LK...

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The Yarlung Tsangpo HPP: Mega Tragedy in the Making
Claude Arpi | 05 Apr , 2021 0 comments

Dave Petley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) at the University of Sheffield in the UK has a blog which provides scientific information on landslides or mudslides occurring worldwide. On March 29, he noted: “Yarlung Tsangpo: another giant, high mountain landslide on March 22, 2021.” He elaborated: “I received an email from...

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Review of Battle of Chamb 1971
Review of Battle of Chamb 1971

Hq 10 Infantry Division   –  Andarwal, West of Akhnoor  (GOC – Maj Gen Jaswant Singh – Armoured Corps) 28 Infantry Brigade (Responsible for the Defence of Hills Sector in the North) 5 RAJPUT  (detached and located at Troti Heights) 2 JAK RIF  (Hills Sector, North of 8 JAK Militia – Sehot) 8 J&K Militia (North of Chamb Sector at Red Hill,...

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Pakistan’s 1971 War Debacle: A Bengali Judge's Report lies Buried with Little Accountability
Mahendra Ved | 03 Apr , 2021 0 comments
Pakistan’s 1971 War Debacle: A Bengali Judge's Report lies Buried with Little Accountability

What began as “Operation Searchlight” conducted by the Pakistan Army in the then East Pakistan 50 years ago had its denouement in two ways: a violent separation of that province leading to the birth of Bangladesh; and a high-level inquiry into why and how that happened. Pakistan has moved on without acting on the recommendations made by the...

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The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force
Claude Arpi | 02 Apr , 2021 0 comments

Perhaps the main unsolved mysteries of the 1962 India-China War is the fate of 35-year old Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Vinod Sehgal, (sometimes is name is written ‘Sahgal’); the Vayu Sena Medal awardee of the 104 Helicopter Unit of the Indian Air Force, went ‘missing in action’ at Tsangdhar in the Tawang sector of the then Kameng Frontier...

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