Operation Blue Star

  • Amarinder Singh accuses BJP of double standards on Blue Star issue 25-03-2014 07:23 PM

    Congress candidate from Amritsar Lok Sabha seat Amarinder Singh on Tuesday accused BJP nominee Arun Jaitley of having "double standards" on the issues of Operation Blue Star and setting up a Blue Star Memorial for those who died within the precincts of the Golden Temple here. "You can't run with...
  • Journey of the Nehru-Gandhi family 16-01-2014 08:19 PM

    New Delhi: Indian National Congress was founded in 1885 and in the following decades the party became the pivot of the Indian Independence Movement. After Independence in 1947, it became the nation's dominant political party. Congress leader Jawaharlal Nehru became the first Prime Minister of India and remained a central...
  • No evidence of British role in Operation Bluestar yet: Cameron 15-01-2014 10:59 PM

    London: Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday said there was no evidence so far to suggest that elite British special forces played a role in the 1984 Operation Bluestar to flush out Sikh militants holed up in the Golden Temple. "I don't want to prejudge the outcome, but I would...
  • Lt Gen KS Brar's attackers sentenced by British court 10-12-2013 06:56 PM

    Three Sikh men and a woman convicted of carrying out a revenge attack on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star, were sentenced from 10-and half years to 14 years in prison by a British court on Tuesday. The pro-Khalistani supporters had tried to...
  • Use of army to curb insurgency in Punjab was not necessary: KPS Gill 18-11-2013 10:32 AM

    Tezpur: Army should not have been used in anti-insurgency operations in Punjab and Assam as it created mistrust between security forces and civil society, former Director General of Police KPS Gill said on Sunday. "Operation Blue Star in Punjab and Operation Bajrang in Assam were not necessary," Gill said. "The...
  • Bhindranwale was Indira Gandhi's creation: BJP 25-10-2013 12:11 AM

    BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, on Thursday, alleged here that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was trying to get sympathy by referring to violent deaths of his father and his grandmother and that Sikh militant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, who had led the Khalistan movement, was "Indira Gandhi's creation". Rahul had accused BJP...
  • UK: 3 Sikhs convicted of attacking Lt General Kuldip Singh Brar 31-07-2013 10:55 PM

    London: Three members of a Sikh gang, including a woman, were on Wednesday convicted of slashing the throat of Lt Gen (retd) Kuldip Singh Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star, in London in 2012. Brar, 78, was attacked as he walked with his wife Meena, in Old...
  • Something's churning in that feudal institution called the Indian Army

    BARAKA |  Surya Gangadharan
    "In the army it's the habitual malingerers, malcontents and rogues who deliver in combat," said the young colonel. In his view, many of the jawans...

  • Two more arrested over attack on Lt Gen Brar 23-11-2012 11:49 AM

    London: British Police have arrested two more persons, including a woman, in connection with the assassination attempt in London on Lt Gen (retd) KS Brar, the hero of the 1984 Operation Blue Star. Brar, 78, on a private visit, was returning to his hotel with his wife when he was...
  • Kuldip Nayar: Beyond the Lines

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    Kuldip Nayar is the grand old man of Indian journalism. His is the classical post-1947 Indian Success Story. He arrived in India, having travelled from...

  • Indira Gandhi remembered on death anniversary 31-10-2011 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The country fondly remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 27th death anniversary on Monday with President Pratibha Patil leading the nation in paying rich tributes to the departed leader. Patil paid floral tributes at Shakti Sthal, the memorial of Gandhi, on Monday morning. Prime Minister Manmohan...