1971 War

  • Sam Manekshaw, a soldier's General 03-04-2014 04:27 PM

    Born on 3 April 1914 into the Manekshaw family at Amritsar Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, India's first Field Marshal, has 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Captain Hormusji who saw service with the Royal British Army as a "Medical Officer" in the Middle Eastern region of Messopotamia during the "First...
  • 1971 war: Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw quoted Bible, offered to quit 03-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Today is the 100th birth anniversary of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, who died in 2008. Sam Manekshaw was known for both courage and a great sense of humour. He was very active till a few months before he died at Coonor in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. His former...
  • CJ Show: Nirmal Kaur fights for the release of her captive husband 25-01-2014 11:16 PM

    CJ Nirmal Kaur is the wife of a war prisoner who is languishing in a Pakistani jail. Her husband was captured by Pakistani soldiers during the 1971 war and has ever since been captive. She has even gone to Pakistan to find out the whereabouts of her husband, but to...
  • Vijay Diwas: Soldiers of 1971 war against Pakistan remembered 16-12-2013 05:08 PM

    Defence Minister AK Antony and the three service chiefs paid homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti in the national capital on Monday to mark Vijay Diwas. This is in commemoration of India's victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war. ...
  • Ahead of 1971 war, Nixon branded his envoy to India as traitor 18-10-2013 04:34 PM

    Washington: Reluctant to hear anything against then Pakistan president Gen Yahya Khan and his army ahead of the 1971 war, the then US President Richard Nixon branded his own envoy to India as a "traitor" and an "Indian mouthpiece", says a new book based on declassified documents. In fact, Nixon...
  • Bangladesh SC gives death penalty to top Jamaat-e-Islami leader for 1971 war crimes 17-09-2013 11:37 AM

    Bangladesh Supreme Court on Tuesday handed down death penalty to fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami stalwart Abdul Quader Mollah for 1971 war crimes, revising a special tribunal verdict which had sentenced him to life imprisonment. "He is being handed down the capital punishment," said Chief Justice M Muzammel Hossain, as the apex court...
  • Bangladesh: Two killed in fresh clashes 23-02-2013 11:07 PM

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  • Indo-Pak war: The forgotten heroes of 1971 15-12-2011 11:59 PM

    On the 40th anniversary of the Indo-Pak war, CNN-IBN talks to the heroes of the 1971 war. ...
  • 'Dead Reckoning' tells the truth about 1971 War 26-08-2011 07:49 PM

    Sarmila Bose's latest book, Dead Reckoning - Memories of the 1971 Bangladesh War, is possibly the most nuanced and non-partisan attempt to gauge the extent and magnitude of atrocities committed during the war. Till now, most works on the subject have been by Bangladeshi authors, who have mostly given in...
  • Security audit of vital installations carried out 06-06-2011 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: In wake of the Taliban attack on the Pakistan naval base in Karachi, India has carried out security audit of its vital installations, Army Chief General V K Singh said in New Delhi on Monday. "After this particular thing (Karachi attack) we have again carried out our audit...
  • 1971 PoW languishing in Pakistan jail? 30-04-2011 10:12 AM

    New Delhi: Leading rights activist Ansar Burney claims that an Indian prisoner of war - captured during the 1971 war - has been found in a Pakistani jail. Burney says the PoW is Surjit Singh who was captured in 1971 and his jail term ended in December 2010. Burney says...
  • Long search for missing PoWs; families hopeful 14-02-2011 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Forty years have passed since Indian soldiers fought Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971. 54 of them continue to languish in Pakistani jails. For the families of the prisoners of war its been a long ordeal. For forty years, it's been one photograph, countless memories, different hospitals and...
  • India's dead war hero listed alive in Pakistan 06-07-2008 06:49 PM

    The Champions League T20 2012 will kick off with South Africa's Nashua Titans taking on Australia's Perth Scorchers at Centurion on Saturday. The Titans qualified for the tournament by winning the domestic T20 competition in the country. They beat the Lions by 45 runs in a one-sided final. The Scorcher...
  • Retd Lt Col gets life for killing ex-wife's lover 03-05-2008 04:30 PM

    Colombo: Fast bowler James Anderson and spinner Monty Panesar warmed up for England's two-Test series against Sri Lanka with rich hauls in the tour opener in Colombo on Thursday. Left-armer Panesar claimed 5-37 and Anderson took 4-19 as England bowled out the Sri Lanka Board XI for 169 on the...
  • ISI ruined my relationship with Rajiv: Benazir wrote 12-02-2008 09:02 PM

    Ghaziabad: Keeping its reputation of being India's richest sporting body intact, the Board of Control for Cricket in India has paid taxes to the tune of Rs 250 crore for the last financial year, association vice-president Rajiv Shukla informed the reporters on Saturday. "The BCCI has paid taxes amounting to...
  • The girl who won Indian hearts in Shimla 28-12-2007 03:22 AM

    New Delhi: As calls for dropping Piyush Chawla from the playing XI get stronger, there are overheard discussions about the reason for persisting with the leg-spinner. Apparently, the team management wants to keep Ravichandran Ahswin as a surprise weapon for the knockout stages and not expose him to the opposition...
  • India set to answer Pakistan's cruise missiles 16-12-2007 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: Warm-up games ahead of the World Cup would have helped the Feroze Shah Kotla to assess its facilities for the mega event, feels a top official of the Delhi District Cricket Association (DDCA). The South Africa-West Indies match slated for February 24 will be the first international match...
  • PoW kin return, search goes on 15-06-2007 08:40 AM

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  • Kin claim evidence of PoWs in Pak 10-06-2007 08:26 PM

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  • Indian families hunt for PoWs in Pak 02-06-2007 01:05 AM

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  • POW relatives go to Pak with hope 01-06-2007 08:25 PM

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  • POW's wife blames India, not Pak 01-06-2007 04:06 PM

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  • India didn't sink our sub in '71: Pak 24-12-2006 08:10 PM

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