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Sep 19, 2018 • 21 tweets • 6 min read
Folks, sharing some thoughts on the recent brouhaha over the dragging of a dead Paki terrorist's body by own army men.
Funny, how all that 'outrage' died in less than 48 hours, no? Says a lot about the 'outrage' walas. But will leave that topic for some other day.
First things first - War is a deadly business (no pun intended).
And the Indian Army has been fighting this war for three decades now. It has faced countless charges of HR violations by the usual suspects, not more than a handful of which have successfully withstood scrutiny.
Jul 24, 2018 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
1/n Firman issued by #Aurangzeb to convert Hindus.
Rs 4 to a Hindu male Rs 2 to a female.
Dated: 7 Apr 1685 2/n If Devi Chand, Zamindar of Manoharpur, who's in prison, becomes Muslim, better for him.
Else he be killed
Jul 1, 2018 • 21 tweets • 11 min read
Looks like it is time to move this thread on #NDTV forward!
This reminds me of a dialogue from the game GTA II which I used to play sometime in the last decade - 'REMEMBER, RESPECT IS EVERYTHING'!
Oh, and the single quotes for 'respect' .. if that cannot make you fall in love with the good folks manning the #NDTV offices, nothing will!
May 23, 2018 • 27 tweets • 6 min read
Folks, sharing the story of Capt Manoj Kumar Pandey, PVC (Posth)
He was martyred on 03 July 1999, but he'd seen much action before that too
1. This day in 1999, a young Captain by the name of Manoj Pandey was going gung ho, clearing Pakis in Khalubar.
Little would he have ..
May 17, 2018 • 34 tweets • 10 min read
1/n Yesterday marked the 308th anniversary of the day Sikhs, led by Banda Singh Bahadur entered the city of #Sirhind2/n #Sirhind was the unfortunate witness to the martyrdom of the two younger Sahebzadas of Guru Gobind Singh at the..
May 14, 2018 • 37 tweets • 10 min read
Silently, just like the way it chose to operate, the Tu 142 bid farewell to the Indian Navy in March last year.
Sharing some memories of the 'Bear' ..
An IN Tu 142 'Bear' comes back to mother earth!
May 9, 2018 • 13 tweets • 2 min read
In light of this statement on the issue of Ravi river waters flowing untapped into Pakistan by @capt_amarinder, replugging an old thread chronicling my own thoughts on the same. indianexpress.com/article/india/…1/n Ravi River waters belong to India as per Indus Water Treaty, yet the last headwork to divert waters of this river that India has is ..
May 2, 2018 • 16 tweets • 5 min read
Calcutta police use tear gas bombs during an attempt to set fire to a Hindu temple in the riots - 24 Aug, 1946
British tank in the street after bloody rioting in Calcutta between Hindus and Muslims, 1946
Apr 5, 2018 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
Folks, starting a new hashtag - #SensitiveMedia.
Trigger? Certain extremely innocuous content being marked as 'sensitive' content for those whose settings ask to be warned before loading 'sensitive' media on their TLs.
But much of it, I realized pertains to just one 'narrative'
Here is a Kashmiri Pandit's house.
VERY sensitive, I say
Feb 18, 2018 • 92 tweets • 10 min read
So Canadian President, Trudeau is here, courting the Union of India, while back home in Canada, his govt is said to be courting Khalistanis that want to break it up, so much so that PM Modi had to bring it up at Davos!
Sharing a thread tweeted some months ago, in this context
So Air India 'Kanishka' & Talwinder Singh who played a major role in its bombing are back in news, thanks to Canadian politics.
Canada,this one will haunt u till time's end
Feb 12, 2018 • 27 tweets • 3 min read
In light of the Pakis using US supplied TOW Missiles on the LoC, replugging some tweets posted in May 2016.
Here goes ..
F-16 Sale:Anti-Pak Sentiment Grows in US Congress thewire.in/2016/05/03/ant… via @thewire_in
I call bullshit.
WILL be delivered.
Feb 9, 2018 • 21 tweets • 2 min read
Replugging some thoughts on recent spate of incidents in the Valley.
Here goes ..
Ever since the humiliation of 1971, further reinforced by 1999, Paki Army is well aware they stand no chance in a face to face war with ..