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How Indian Army’s secrecy & unorthodox deployment fooled the Chinese in eastern Ladakh

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

New book uncovers forgotten tales of Indian Army ‘coolies’ in World War I

‘The Coolie’s Great War’ by Radhika Singha, published by HarperCollins India, will be released on 12 December on ThePrint's SoftCover.
File photo of Henry Kissinger | Joshua Roberts | Bloomberg

Kissinger warns Biden of US-China catastrophe on scale of World War I

The former US Secretary of State hoped that the shared threat of Covid pandemic would provide an opening for political discussions between the two countries when Biden takes office.
Indra Lal Roy

This forgotten pilot from India was just 19 when he shot down 9 German planes during WWI

Indra Lal Roy, 'the boy who came back from the dead' once, was posthumously awarded Britain's third-highest gallantry award — the Flying Cross.
Indian soldiers during the first World War

France unveils new statue commemorating role of Indian soldiers in World War I

This marks the commencement of a project to establish 57 sculptures near all cemeteries where Indian soldiers are buried in France.
Indian army during World War I | Commons

India’s unsung heroes up for recognition as world marks 100 years since end of World War 1

By the end of World War I, an estimated 11 lakh Indians had served overseas while around 60,000 were killed.
World War II soldiers

Lawrence Freedman’s book shows that thinking about the future of war has its own history

‘The Future of War’ tracks diverse themes through the long arc of modern warfare from mid-19th century to the present – and of course the future.

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