'General Manekshaw looked from left to right and said, "Gentlemen, I have come to have a look at you. I am taking a good look at your faces. When I come back after the war is over, some faces may not be here." IMAGE: Then Indian Army chief General Sam Manekshaw with troops during the 1971 War. Photograph: Kind courtesy Major General B N B M Prasad and DPR Photo Division Archives. Two soldiers who fought in the 1971 War along the Punjab border with Pakistan remember those days 45 years ago as ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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By Manekshaw Minister of Health and Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Rajitha Senaratne has announced at the Cabinet Media briefing last Wednesday (23) that there was nothing wrong in commemorating the dead. Minister Rajitha Senaratne was in Jaffna on ...Ceylon Today, 1 month ago
'We have not seen even during Vajpayee's time what Modi and the BJP has adopted now,' says Colonel R Hariharan (Retd). Colonel R Hariharan (retd), who served as head of intelligence for the Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka between 1987 and 1990, had earlier spoken to Rediff.com on the One Rank One Pension issue when military veterans were on hunger strike at Jantar Mandir in New Delhi. Colonel Hariharan joined the Indian Army in 1962 when India went to war with China and served for 29 ...Rediff.com, 1 day ago
Guarding our borders, fending off extremists, lending a helping hand at times of distress in the mainland, the men in Olive Green - the Indian Army - are a special lot remembered with gratitude. That their special day of remembrance, the Army Day, ...Times of India, 4 days ago
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Indian reformer, poet Savitribai Phule, along with her husband social reformer Jyotiba Phulefounded the first women's school at Bhide Wada in Pune in 1848. on her birth anniversary, we take a look at the lists of first in India. Savitribai ...Mid Day, 2 weeks ago
17:25 IST By Anil BhatNew Delhi [India], Dec.23 ( ANI ): Vijay Diwas and Victory Day were celebrated in India and Bangladesh in the week gone by with as much fervor as in the past. This year, 2016, marked the 45th anniversary of the conclusion of ...Ani News, 3 weeks ago
On Vijay Diwas, December 16, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted his tribute to all those who fought courageously in the 1971 war. The next day, he served a nasty shock to the Army. He chose a new chief, cocking a snook at its hoary tradition of ...TheWeek, 3 weeks ago PM pays homage to martyrs of 1971 war Oneindia, 1 month ago
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