Tuesday, 6 December, 2022
TopicJawaharlal Nehru

Topic: Jawaharlal Nehru

Harsh terrain, WW2-vintage arms, command issues — why India was unprepared for 1962 China war

Experts also cite Indian political leadership's miscalculation that China wouldn't launch armed response to Nehru's 'Forward Policy' as a factor in India's unpreparedness for war.

Zhou’s offer, Nehru’s defiance — insights from 3-week ‘lull period’ during 1962 India-China war

Letters between Nehru, Zhou show how they viewed boundary line differently. Some experts say Delhi was considering peace, but Beijing was buying time to launch another offensive.

Not just Nehru, China’s 1962 war on India also a counter to Mao’s secrets

The 1962 war worked to China’s advantage. Nehru died a broken man in 1964 and Mao became the icon of many Asian and African liberation movements.

Why Modi’s bouts with China will make history judge Nehru kindly

From 1949 to 2022—Neither Nehru nor Modi could transform the military to catch up with China.

‘Expansionist’ Nehru, Tibetan autonomy, ‘New China’ — why Mao went to war with India in 1962

Chinese viewed Nehru as member of Indian bourgeoisie who sought to create a ‘great Indian empire’. PRC also sought to prove its strength by delivering blow to India.

Did Bose flirt with fascism? Both Modi govt and West are reading him wrong

Once overlooked by the secular establishment, Subhas Chandra Bose was eventually sought to be appropriated by communists, embraced by socialists, reclaimed by Congress, and adopted as a hero by Hindu supremacists.

Not BJP, Socialists like Lohia cancelled Nehru first

By ’90s, Nehru bashing was all the rage in Left-dominated academics. I was taught by teachers who dismissed Nehru’s urbanity, rationalism and secularism as ‘un-Indian’.

Karnataka govt drops Nehru’s photo in its Independence Day ad paying tribute to freedom fighters

"Nehru will survive such pettiness," tweets Congress leader Jairam Ramesh. BJP says Nehru's picture is there in the sketch along with Gandhi and that opposition is trying to blow it up.

Savarkar, Nehru deployed history to conjure a future for India. Gandhi had no time for this

Though fundamentally opposed, Savarkar and Nehru’s works had the markings of a utopia, however positive or negative.

Before Art 370, Nehru was ‘irritated’ by Sheikh Abdullah’s Kashmir interview

In 'Hamīñ Ast: A Biography of Article 370', authors talk about how Nehru, whose relations with Abdullah are best characterised as fraternal, had mixed feelings.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.