Opinion

Story of BSF’s key role, valour and sacrifices in 1971 India-Pakistan war

The contributions of BSF, still in its infancy in 1971, did not find any recognition during the celebrations of the 49th anniversary of resounding victory of India over Pakistan in the Liberation War of Bangladesh. Here is the little-known story of how the BSF played a critical role in the 1971 war. Read More
 
 

Ladakh stand-off: Maj Gen Yash Mor tells us how to end impasse gracefully

Major General Yash Mor (retired) tells Sandeep Mukherjee of India Sentinels the difficulties the Indian Army faces in a winter stand-off against China's PLA at the line of actual control in Ladakh and gives suggestions on how to end the impasse without India losing face. Read More
 
 

‘Yash Siddhi’ at Point 5156: The untold story of Major Duhoon, his 15 braves

Lt Col Anil Duhoon (retired) narrates how he, as a major then, and his 15 brave soldiers thwarted a Pakistani army’s attempt of demolishing his post that was at a disadvantageous position and inflicted heavy casualties upon them in the Batalik subsector. Read More
 
 

Border guarding is much more than merely detecting tunnels

The recent detection of tunnel in Samba area of India-Pakistan border has generated a lot of brouhaha, and allegations of laxity and/or incompetence on part of Border Security Force are being levelled thick and fast. This is not a perfect world and every organization achieves some successes and faces failures too. Read More
 
 

Sapper’s Day Out: Story of a combat engineer’s casual heroism in 1971 war

This is a untold story of Colonel Pavan Nair, a combat engineer, during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh where he casually and voluntarily undertook a task putting himself in grave danger, which paved the way for the Indian Army’s infantry to move forward. Read More
 
 

India's absence in RCEP can be best described as missed opportunity: Swaran Singh

On November 15, India opted out of the trade deal, which was signed by 15 Asia-Pacific nations, including China. Read More
 
 

‘Open Sangsar’: The radio message that sealed the fate of East Pakistan

The fascinating story of INS Vikrant’s role in bringing the 1971 war to a conclusion favourable to India Read More
 
 

China: One party, two systems, infinite lies

The Chinese dream is at total divergence to the authoritarian CCP – as is now seen in Tibet, Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Inner Mongolia. Their infinite lies having run their course, the CCP is a flawed dream that is headed towards a rude shock of failure. Read More
 
 

China’s ‘cultural genocide’ against Uighur Muslims and world’s silence

China has embarked upon a frantic campaign to eradicate the Uighur identity and culture in Xinjiang. So far, barring some countries, the majority world has turned a blind eye to the plight of the Uighurs and other Muslim ethnic groups in China. Read More
 
 

Lightweight border guarding

The government has been going wrong in appointing the heads of critical central armed police forces, like the BSF. Sometimes, these part-time leaders of the forces have done more harm than good to the organizations. Read More
 
 

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