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Yediyurappa doesn’t tick any of the boxes Modi has set for BJP CMs

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Satpal Singh

Kargil hero serving as traffic constable in Punjab gets double promotion

Punjab govt names Vir Chakra awardee Satpal Singh as assistant sub inspector, accuses the previous Akali Dal regime of not giving him due recognition.
Gunjan Saxena | Rachna Bisht Rawat | Penguin Random House India

The only woman warrior in Kargil War flew her Cheetah helicopter without fear

Gunjan Saxena operated in the area spanning Kargil–Tololing– Batalik. She conducted around 10 sorties over a period of 20 days during the Kargil War.
Indian Army war memorial, Shimla | Representational image | Pixabay

20 years on, a Kargil lesson still holds true: Indian Army can’t afford to learn on the job

It had taken Indian Army two weeks to determine the extent of intrusion and strength of the enemy - a recipe for defeat in limited wars.
Brigadier M.P.S. Bajwa (retd)

How an Indian officer helped an enemy captain win Pakistan’s highest gallantry award

Pakistan Army Captain Karnal Sher Khan was killed in action during the Kargil conflict, but the Indian officer’s citation got him the Nishan-e-Haider.
File photo of RSS chief (C) with BJP president Amit Shah at an event | @AmitShah/Twitter

Why RSS is reminding BJP of its contributions to the party’s election victory

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee | PTI

How Indian Army’s valour and Vajpayee’s diplomacy won the Kargil War for India

The Kargil War between India and Pakistan, which ended 20 years ago, ensured that the Line of Control became the de facto border.
Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with then Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif | PTI

The bus ride that almost helped Vajpayee, Sharif rewrite history of South Asia

While the Lahore bus diplomacy failed in retrospect, what Atal Bihari Vajpayee achieved in just over 24 hours in Pakistan was utterly unprecedented.
Indian Air Force aircraft during the Commemorating 20 years of the Kargil War,in Gwalior Air Base. | Photo: Atul Yadav | PTI

At IAF’s Gwalior base, Mirages attack ‘Tiger Hill’ to celebrate 20 years of Kargil success

IAF’s Mirage-2000s had attacked Tiger Hill on 24 June 1999, and a few days later, India had recaptured the key feature in the Kargil conflict.
Indian Army war memorial, Shimla | Representational image | Pixabay

20 years after Battle of Tololing, defence reforms & Kashmir policy are Modi’s key challenges

The Kargil war discredited Islamabad – not just as a revisionist state, but one that was downright dishonest.

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