Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, 21, received the Mahavir Chakra in the 1962 War with China.Such was his valour that a temple and museum stands on the land he died defending in the icy valley of Arunachal Pradesh.Rediff.com's Archana Masih meets his family in Dehradun and discovers that in the home that he left 54 years ago his place is higher than the gods. IMAGE: Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat's statue at the Jaswantgarh memorial in Arunachal Pradesh. He was awarded the Mahavir Chakra. Rediff.com, 2 months ago
New Delhi: Despite efforts from the government to reduce Maoist violence in the country, Naxal attacks have persisted. The number of attacks or fatalities have fluctuated over the last decade but there hasn’t been a significant result to show continuous ...Sify, 6 days ago
Fencing the border between Myanmar and Nagaland is expected to adversely affect the Naga tribals whose lives straddle both sides of the border.Gautam Sen, an expert on Nagaland, explains why the Indian government needs a more comprehensive and long-term perspective on this issue and why it must take local tribal sensitivities and customs into account. IMAGE: The fencing of the India-Myanmar border in Tuensang district of Nagaland has led to resentment among the Khiamniungan people, many of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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