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Backdrop to the 1971 War - Part III
Military Crackdown On 25 March, Yahya and his aides
quietly flew back to West Pakistan, followed by Bhutto a day later. As ominous
clouds gathered over the horizon, it was clear that the time for politics was
over.   The
military had planned to conduct Oper...
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Backdrop to the 1971 War - Part II
A Reactionary
Six-Point Programme   The Awami League’s
Six Point election manifesto was obsessively fixated with devolution of powers
from the federation to the provinces, to an unprecedented extent. The federal
subjects included only foreign affairs and de...
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Backdrop to the 1971 War - Part I
While charting out a constitutional plan
for the Muslims of India, the All-India Muslim League proposed in the Lahore
Resolution [1] of 23rd/24th March 1940 that geographically contiguous units,
as in north-western and north-eastern India (which were confus...
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The Fateful Para-Commando Assault - 1965 War
  In the wake of hostilities in Rann of Kutch, the PAF
Air Headquarters decided to review its war plans, as the threat of a wider
conflagration loomed. Though the PAF and the IAF C-in-Cs had tacitly agreed not to use
their air forces in Kutch – which was a ...
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My Genetic Journey
My Genetic Journey
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An Indian Admiral and a Pakistani Air Commodore
My recently
published book, In the Ring and on its
Feet – PAF in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, was commented upon by a former Chief
of Staff of the Indian Navy ​ a few days ago in an article on a web portal ‘The
Print’. Though Admiral Arun Prakash was the Chief of...
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Reliving the Past - Veterans Fly the F-16
A call from the Vice Chief of Air Staff asking me if I wanted to fly the F-16 got an immediate positive response, notwithstanding the fact that I had last flown the F-16 three decades ago. The stated objective was for a few retired veterans to assess the ca...
Reliving the Past - Veterans Fly the F-16
Reliving the Past - Veterans Fly the F-16
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Baring the Fangs - PAF in 1971 War
Planners in the PAF clearly knew that for
achieving a favourable situation over the battlefield, air defence alone would
not suffice, and the enemy air force would have to be countered through
offensive means as well.   Runways and air
defence radars of con...
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Super Mushshak - A Nifty Trainer Comes of Age
Development of MFI-15 Safari Bj ö rn Andreasson, a Swedish
aeronautical engineer working for Convair USA, designed his home-built BA-7 in
1958, incorporating the distinctive shoulder-mounted wing with a forward sweep.   Returning to Sweden in 1960, Andreass...
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