From the Horse’s Mouth – How Pakistan Engineered the 1947 ‘Kashmir Rebellion’

Akbar Khan was the formal point of contact whom the Government appointed to manage the Kashmir show, with instructions that it should be shown as a rebellion of the people against the government. Sourced from Operations in Jammu and Kashmir, these are the relevant bits of his interview to Defence Journal. The usual Pakistani bravado… Read More From the Horse’s Mouth – How Pakistan Engineered the 1947 ‘Kashmir Rebellion’

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Blood Telegram

The level of massacres in East Pakistan and America turned a blind eye to it in 1971 forced the hand of American Consul General to Dhaka to send this dissent telegram out. American government didn’t like the telegram and Blood was unceremoniously transferred out main reason being America was attempting to open channels with China… Read More Blood Telegram

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Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto shows his frustration in the UNO

Pakistan was badly losing the war. The myth of Pakistani military prowess is being shred to pieces. The Pakistani Foreign Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto is not able to influence the things in the UNO, even after Richard Nixon effectively gave a carte blanche to Pakistan. Finally, Dhaka has fallen. Below is his famous speech in… Read More Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto shows his frustration in the UNO

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A Great Poem by Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the aftermath of Kargil War

Ek Nahi Do Nahi Karo Beeson Samjhote Par swatantra Bharat Ka Mastak Nahi Jhukega Aganit Balidano se Arjit Yeh Swatantrta Ashru, Shok, Shourya se sinchit yeh Swatantrta Tyag Tej Tapbal se Rakshit Yeh Swatantrta Dukhi Manujta ki hit Arpit yeh Swatantrta Ise Mitane ki Sajish Karnewalo se Keh Do Chingari Ka Khel Bura Hota Hai… Read More A Great Poem by Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the aftermath of Kargil War

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The World: India: Easy Victory, Uneasy Peace – Time Magazine – Dec 27, 1971

My dear Abdullah, I am here,” read the message to the general in beleaguered Dacca. “The game is up. I suggest you give yourself up to me and I’ll look after you.” The author of that soothing appeal was India’s Major General Gandharv Nagra. The recipient was Lieut. General A.A.K. (“Tiger”) Niazi, commander of Pakistan’s… Read More The World: India: Easy Victory, Uneasy Peace – Time Magazine – Dec 27, 1971

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Communication between Indira Gandhi and Nixon over 1971 war

Well, Nixon’s letter itself proves where American interests lie. It’s no mean matter to accomodate 10 million refugees without any public disturbances for as long as nine months while dillydallying without providing a solution. Just see the tone. And it may be the reason why Indira openly tilted towards the Soviets. Indira – Was the… Read More Communication between Indira Gandhi and Nixon over 1971 war

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Asia: Silent Guns, Wary Combatants – Time Magazine, October 1, 1965

In the green and gold chamber of the U.N.’s Security Council, the eyes of the diplomats flicked back and forth from the clock on the north wall to the impassioned face of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Zulfikar AH Bhutto. Before him lay the answer to everyone’s question: Would it be wider war or temporary peace for… Read More Asia: Silent Guns, Wary Combatants – Time Magazine, October 1, 1965

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Dhirendranath Dutta’s Speech calling for Bengali to be made National Language in Pakistan

Given on 23 February 1948, this speech is still aptly applicable in Indian context where states constantly oppose Hindi Sir, in moving this— the motion that stands in my name— I can assure the House that I do so not in a spirit of narrow Provincialism, but, Sir, in the spirit that this motion receives… Read More Dhirendranath Dutta’s Speech calling for Bengali to be made National Language in Pakistan

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Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever? – Choudhary Rahmat Ali(Also called Pakistan Agreement)

I will have to find time to sit and dig into each and every line of this document as this is considered the basis for creation of a country called Pakistan [Document is headed by Arabic script from the Qur’an, 13:11: “Verily, Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change their… Read More Now or Never; Are We to Live or Perish Forever? – Choudhary Rahmat Ali(Also called Pakistan Agreement)

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