East Pakistan News
Vijay Diwas: How General Manekshaw's sage advice and Indian Army’s tactical brilliance won the 1971 war with Pakistan
While India defeated Pakistan in just 13 days and helped in the creation of Bangladesh, that swift victory might not have been achieved without the contributions of Indian Army Chief Sam Manekshaw, who among other things bluntly refused then prime minister Indira Gandhi’s push for a monsoon campaign
In Lachit Borphukan's Assam, Muslim population explosion and fanatical plans of Badruddin Ajmal, the new age 'Aurangzeb'
Muslim population explosion is a terrifying reality in Assam and none can deny it
Pakistan FM Bilawal Bhutto Zardari slams General Bajwa, says 1971 loss was military failure
General Bajwa had claimed that the breaking away of erstwhile East Pakistan to form Bangladesh was a 'political' failure. He had also claimed that only 34 thousand Pakistan Army soldiers had been taken as prisoners of war (PoW) by India.
Four decades on, 63 Hindu families displaced from East Pakistan get land, houses
Each family was given two acres for agriculture purposes, a residential plot measuring 200 sq metres and a house in Kanpur Dehat district in Uttar Pradesh
63 Bangladeshi families allotted agricultural, residential land in Uttar Pradesh
These families will also be provided with a residential lease and approval letter under Mukhya Mantri Awas Yojna
The Kashmir Files moment: When communists killed thousands of untouchables in Bengal but no one talked about it
Forty-two years down the line, Marichjhapi is still seeking justice. Like the Pandits of Kashmir, these children of lesser gods have been shabbily treated and their history of genocide completely sanitised
Of war crimes and the Pakistan Army: Where is 1971’s Nuremberg?
Last year marked 50 years of India’s glorious victory in the 1971 war but the humanitarian cause that underpinned India’s war effort never found closure in the years that followed
Bangladesh at 50: Hard democratic realities, unfulfilled secular promises
With the passing of five decades, the prospects for a secular Bangladeshi democracy seem ever-more remote despite the country’s important strides in human development and contributions to international security
From vowing support to diplomatic offensive, how Parliament kept pressure on Indira govt to liberate East Bengal
Parliament was in its Winter Session when Pakistan attacked India on 3 December, 1971. Three days later, Indira would announce the recognition of Bangladesh
Vijay Diwas 2021: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute to slain soldiers on 50th Victory Day
President Ram Nath Kovind, who is on a three-day visit to Bangladesh to attend the country's 50th Victory Day celebrations, presented a replica of the 1971-era MiG 21 aircraft to his counterpart Abdul Hamid
How the MiG-21 tilted the 1971 war in India’s favour with its 13/1 success ratio
In the Bangladesh Liberation War against Pakistan, India’s MiG-21s achieved thirteen victories in air combat for just a single loss
1971 war: How IAF’s air superiority helped in the early fall of Dhaka
In the Bangladesh liberation war, the Indian Air Force had added more than a significant value in driving the operational outcome
How 1971 Bangladesh liberation war emboldened Indian Navy’s three-dimensional firepower
The Bangladesh liberation war united the multitudinous progressive forces in all continents in an aspiration for a better world
The philosophical malaise in Ek Desh, Ek Vidhan and Ek Pradhan offers just cause for asymmetrical federalism in India
The entire Kashmir policy of the Government of India, right from 1947, is that of misplaced intrigue. Trying to hammer something which is brittle into malleability.
My grandmother fled from the horrors of Partition. What she couldn't outrun was the patriarchy
India gained her Independence amid the violence of Partition. But did my 92-year-old grandmother ever win hers?
In Odisha's Kendrapara district, Bangladeshi Hindus told to 'quit India' rejoice over CAA, but remain wary of U-turn on citizenship
The Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 has brought relief to the 1,551 families of Mahakalapada and Rajnagar blocks in Kendraparain district in Odisha, who were served with a 'quit India' notice under Foreigners Act
Citizenship Amendment Act: BJP chasing ghosts in Assam; Census data shows number of Hindu immigrants may have been exaggerated
The BJP's goal of cultivating the support of a large chunk of Bengali Hindus in Assam using the the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 could very well be based on misconceptions if the available Census data is taken into account
Ex-Assam guv SK Sinha's report on illegal immigration in state is riddled with contradictions, dubious data
In November 1998, Srinivas Kumar Sinha, the then Governor of Assam and also former Vice Chief of Staff of the Indian Army, penned a rare report.
Paradigm shift in India's war against terrorism
India has been a repeated victim of Pakistan-sponsored terrorism for over 30 years. New Delhi has all along tried to persuade Islamabad to stop non-state actors (read: terror organisations) operating against India from its soil.
'Double-edged' Citizenship Amendment Bill will turn Bangladesh into Pakistan, say country's prominent Hindus
Prominent Bangladeshi Hindus have criticised the NDA government’s determined bid to push through Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2019, stating that the move may pave the way for Bangladesh to become an Islamic theocratic state like Pakistan