Never miss a story

Get subscribed to our newsletter


×

By NewsGram Staff Writer

New Delhi: The outcome of the 1965 India-Pakistan war has been shrouded in mystery due to conflicting claims and reports by the both sides. While India has maintained that the result was kind of a stalemate though India had the upper hand, Pakistan has for long claimed decisive victory for itself. Pakistan even celebrates September 6th as “Defense of Pakistan Day.”



Now, for the first time, Indian Army is bringing out a new book on the war, that counter’s the assertions of the Pakistan’s claim to victory and tries to establish how India decisively won the war.

The book is a part of an ongoing project taken up by the Defense Ministry to re-write histories of various wars and major operations, so that they can be made simple and reader friendly, according to a report published in Times of India.

The new book, which has been commissioned by the Army’s official think-tank “Centre for Land Warfare Studies,” will be written by defense analyst Nitin Gokhale and will be titled “1965, Turning the Tide: How India Won the War”.

The book says that India not only thwarted Pakistan’s plans against India, it also inflicted great damage and losses on the Pakistan’s military. The book supports these assertions by showing how India lost only 540 square km to Pakistan while it captured 1,920 square km of Pakistani territory; India lost 2,862 soldiers against Pakistan’s 5,800; and India lost less than 100 tanks whereas Pakistan lost around 450 tanks, as per TOI report.

Meanwhile, Indian Air Force’s new history debunks Pakistan’s claim to victory in aerial combat during 1965 war.

The book gains significance in the backdrop of Narendra Modi government’s decision to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the war as a great victory for India.


Popular

CNN

Doris Lessing who won a Nobel Prize in Literature

London (CNN)- At five o'clock in the morning, the esteemed 86-year-old astrophysicist Jim Peebles was woken suddenly by the telephone ringing.

"In previous experience, the only phone calls at that time of night are bad news," he said. This one was great news. "The opening sentence from the caller was: 'The Nobel committee has voted to award you the Nobel Prize in Physics. Do you accept?'" Peebles recalled. The wording threw him. Who wouldn't accept a Nobel Prize? "You know the Bob Dylan fiasco?" he said during a phone interview with CNN. "That might have put the wind up them."The "fiasco" Peebles mentions refers to the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, which was controversially given to an utterly unimpressed Dylan.Aside from being ever-presents on college campuses in the 1960s, little connects Peebles, an expert in theoretical cosmology, with Dylan. But one of the starkest contrasts might lie in their reactions to winning a Nobel -- and the songwriter is far from the only laureate whose crowning turned out to be an awkward affair.

The five committees are notoriously secretive, fiercely shielding their choices from the outside world -- including the laureates themselves, who are told of their victories just minutes before they are announced to the public.

Keep Reading Show less
Wikimedia Commons

Sindoor implies the longevity of a woman's marriage to her husband in the Hindu tradition

Married Hindu women are recognised by a red streak of vermillion in the middle of their foreheads. This is traditionally called 'sindoor', which is derived from the Sanskrit word sindura, meaning 'red lead.'. Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum.

Vermilion powder mixed on a plate Sindoor is traditionally powdered turmeric and lime, sometimes red saffron, or red sandalwood. It is also called vermilion, or Kumkum. Image source: Photo by Gayathri Malhotra on Unsplash

Keep Reading Show less
Wikimedia Commons

Actress Urvashi Rautela has recently announced the name of her next film which is titled 'Dil Hai Gray'.

Actress Urvashi Rautela has recently announced the name of her next film which is titled 'Dil Hai Gray'. It's a Hindi remake of Tamil film 'Thiruttu Payale 2'. Urvashi Rautela will be seen alongside Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi.

Urvashi shares: "I am excited to announce the title of my next film 'Dil Hai Gray' on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashami. The film is very close to my heart and it was lovely working with director Susi Ganeshan sir, producer M Ramesh Reddy sir, and my co-stars Vineet Kumar Singh and Akshay Oberoi. "

"The film has created a massive response in the south industry and I am very positive about the story that it will be also be loved by the audience here. I hope my fans would bless us with their love and support. Super excited to watch my film on the big screen after a long time," she concludes. (IANS/ MBI)


Keep reading... Show less