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1971 War: When world woke up to Pakistani terror and India’s endeavour to save humanity in Bangladesh
Claude Arpi | 23 Dec , 2021 1 comment
1971 War: When world woke up to Pakistani terror and India’s endeavour to save humanity in Bangladesh

“Bangladesh Bangladesh, When the Sun Sinks in the West” my generation still remembers the crystal-clear voice of Joan Baez, the youth icon of the ‘flower generation’, supporting an action to save the millions of Bengalis fleeing their homeland after Pakistan’s generals unleashed terror on the populace of the land which would soon...

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Eric Garcetti – Wrong Foot Forward
Eric Garcetti – Wrong Foot Forward

Eric Garcetti, US President Joe Biden’s nominated envoy to India is in the news for making statements related to his new assignment. Post confirmation by the Senate, he is to replace Kenneth Juster, present US Ambassador at New Delhi. As the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles, Garcetticould not be a character out of Garfunkel comic series but some of...

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US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War
Claude Arpi | 18 Dec , 2021 0 comments
US wanted China to intervene against India in 1971 War

Rarely the birth of a new country became an event observed by the entire planet; it has happened for Bangladesh. Soon after the Pakistani army crackdown on sleeping unarmed Bengali students at Dacca University on March 25, 1971, an event which triggered the Bangladesh Liberation War eight months later, Joan Baez wrote The Song of Bangladesh. It...

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Defence Procurement in India: A Historical Perspective
Col Manish Rana | 15 Dec , 2021 0 comments
Defence Procurement in India: A Historical Perspective

Defence procurement in India has come a long way since Independence and today it stands at an inflection point from where the future depends on how correctly we gauge the future and identify the correct requirements and also whether we avoid repeating mistakes as learnt from past experiences. History allows us to learn lessons and use our...

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Pakistan-TTP Honeymoon Ends
Pakistan-TTP Honeymoon Ends

The one-month long ceasefire between Pakistan and the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) brokered by Taliban’s Interior Minister Sirajuddin Haqqani which began on November 9, 2021, is over. Now the TTP has issued an official statement (also on Twitter – @PatilSushmit) accusing the Pakistani government for not fulfilling their promises like...

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