Military History

FOUR LITTLE THINGS THAT SHAPED INDIA

FOUR LITTLE THINGS THAT SHAPED INDIA History books tell us that only events of tectonic magnitude, like say the Vasco Da Gama journey, shapes the history of the world. This post is not about events like that.This post is about some random little incidents from Indian history. Incidents, which are inconspicuous when viewed in isolation. So inconspicuous in fact, that they were eliminated from our H ...[Read More]

THE GREATEST HEIST IN INDIAN HISTORY..HOW INDIAN HISTORY WAS CHANGED AND WE DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE

THE GREATEST HEIST IN INDIAN HISTORY..HOW INDIAN HISTORY WAS CHANGED AND WE DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE PART 1:THE LOST EON 6TH CENTURY B.C TO 1174 A.D Remember those long-staying, TV-remote hogging, serial TV-serial watching distant relatives who used to arrive unannounced when you were a kid. And then stopped you from watching cricket in favour of their crappy TV serial. What were your feelings towards t ...[Read More]

An Interview With The Field Marshal

An Interview With The Field Marshal The below interview was carried by the August 10, 1974 issue of Swarajya In the course of a 45-minute interview the author had with him in a Calcutta hotel on July 5, the retired Field Marshal H. F. J. Manekshaw, former Chief of the Indian Army, pooh-poohed the idea of Army rule in India, the all-pervading crisis of leadership notwithstanding. Atom bomb or not, ...[Read More]

Jijabai and Shivaji

Jijabai and Shivaji By Vikrant Pande In the Marathi classic Shriman Yogi, the author tells the story of Shivaji, the fearless Maratha. What many people do not know that Shriman Yogi is as much a story of Shivaji’s mother Jijabai and the influence she had on his upbringing, as it is of Shivaji. While there are many episodes which move you to tears, I have extracted some poignant moments from the no ...[Read More]

In Dubious Battle at Heaven’s Gate

In Dubious Battle at Heaven’s Gate MOHAN GURUSWAMY We seem to have learned nothing as a country from the Indian Army’s defeat and dishonour in 1962 On September 8, 1962, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army surrounded a small Indian Army post in Tsenjang to the north of the Namka Chu stream just below the disputed Thagla ridge at the India-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. The Indian post came to be esta ...[Read More]

India Could Have Split West Pakistan in 1971

India Could Have Split West Pakistan in 1971 Article By Mr. Anuj Dhar for Swaraj Declassified US records show that India’s objectives during the 1971 Indo-Pak war were greatly curtailed following an instance of high treason committed by a member of Indira Gandhi’s government. Exactly 45 years ago this day, Pakistan surrendered to the Indian Army and the Mukti Bahini in what was then East Pakistan. ...[Read More]